Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
I have the above microwave, and most of the time the turntable doesn't turn. In contrast to the other people on FixYa with this microwave, however, the microwave does heat even when the turntable isn't turning. Usually, after the microwave has not been used for quite a while (overnight, for example), the turntable will work perfectly. But trying to use it a second time invariably results in the turntable remaining perfectly still. I'd love to be able to fix this myself if possible. What might be wrong, or what troubleshooting steps can I take, and what can I do to fix it?
The part with the three rollers that holds your turntable needs to be replaced if you want it to turn. That plastic and those rollers get cooked over time like everything else. The microwave is designed to basically cook with the moisture in anything placed inside the microwave. Those rollers have probably become warped enough so they don't roll properly when heated and that is why they do work somewhat after a night of nonuse. You may be able to find one at a local repair shop for almost nothing. Those parts are pretty generic. Even at a garage sale or flea market. Other than buying from a local dealer you can go on the internet at www.mwoparts.com and get any part for the microwave. Good luck and God bless you.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
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