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Plastic piece for turning turntable has partial meleted.

The plastic piece for turning the glass turntable has melted exposing a portion of the metal. This is on my gold star built in microwave. My question is: is it worthwhile to replace the plastic piece or should I replace the whole microwave?

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This is a pretty simple, inexpensive fix,

The best place to order parts for this brand is Encompass (formerly Tritronics).

If you don't find the part on their Web site, I would call them with your model number. They are toll-free at 866-779-5835.


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

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