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Turntable sometimes works, mostly doesn't

I have a GE Spacemaker JVM1533WD, and the turntable mostly doesn't turn. The microwave always heats, however. Usually, after the microwave has not been used for a long time (like overnight), the turntable will work. After the microwave stops, though, even if the door hasn't been opened, the turntable won't work.

I've tried removing the glass turntable and rollers, and the spoke to turn it still won't rotate. I've tried moving it by hand first, but that has no effect.

I'd love to be able to fix this myself if possible; I'm comfortable with tools (including soldering irons) but don't know how to diagnose the problem further.

Thanks,


dan

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It sounds like you have a jamming turntable motor.

The turntable system consists of the motor, the coupler, the turntable support with rollers, and the tray.

You can see and hear a video of how a turntable motor should sound when you rotate it by hand.

If yours won't rotate or it sounds like it's grinding, etc., you may have a bad motor or plastic coupler.

To replace either, you need to unplug power, then remove the bottom cover of the oven.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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I have a jvm 1533 spacesaver that works fine but wont heat any advice whould be helpful thanks shawn

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