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Electrolux ems 2185 power knob not working, has to be rotated before oven will start

Microwave eEMS 2185 will not turn on unless you for rotat the power knob a couple of times

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SOURCE: OTR microwave turntable won't rotate

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

If not, please post your brand and model.

It's probably the motor, but possibly the coupler.

One quick check is to remove the turntable and support / roller ring and try to turn the coupler. It should be a little hard to get started, then you should hear a whirring sound, not a clicking or grinding, which would indicate a bad motor.

If the coupler turns loosely with no resistance, then it's probably bad.

Here is my text on replacing couplers, which had steps which are necessary when replacing motors. Note that if yours is a built-in model, ignore the part about turning it on its side *grin*

NOTES ON REPLACING TURNTABLE COUPLERS

Copyright 2007 by William E. Miller - MicrowaveDisplay.com

UNPLUG THE OVEN FROM THE WALL FIRST OR YOU WILL EXPOSE YOURSELF TO LETHAL VOLTAGES!

Note that I am not encouraging you to work on electrical items if you are not qualified, and I assume no liability for any consequences of your decision to do so.

When replacing the turntable coupler on most models, it is necessary to loosen or remove the screws that mount the turntable motor to the bottom of the chassis.

It is usually easier to do this with the microwave oven on its right (heaviest) side because you will need two hands for alignment.

Be sure to put a towel or similar cushion on the work surface to avoid scratching the oven wrapper (oven cover) or the work surface.

It is not necessary to remove the wrapper or the wires from the turntable motor itself, but you may need to remove a small metal duct covering the turntable motor if your oven has one.

It should only be held on by one or two screws.

Although a broken coupler may come out easily or even fall out, the new coupler will not go in without at least loosening the turntable motor.

Look at the hole in the new coupler. You'll notice it has (most do have) a flat side to it. That flat side will line up with the flat side on the motor shaft.

When the old coupler is out and the motor is loose, you can ease the new coupler in the hole with one hand while turning the coupler very slightly back and forth as you gently push the motor toward it. Do not force the part in.

When the coupler has mated properly with the motor, you should feel it go in.

Be sure it's right, or you may break the new coupler or bend the mounting ears of the motor when you attempt to tighten the screws.

Reassemble in reverse order.

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Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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SOURCE: The turntable keeps rotating when the dooe is open - Panasonic T994SFR

This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or occasionally a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.

Door switch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. Other times, it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

One test that sometimes helps is to gently lift up on the door or handle as you try to start it. If it works or tries to work, then it's a door switch mount or door alignment issue.

We have critical safety & disassembly info (including a how-to video) at our site, linked here.

If you think the problem is on the control panel, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases.

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Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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SOURCE: KitchenAid Superba combination built-in oven

It sounds like a stuck relay or other controller problem.

I don't have the service data on this one, but there should be a schematic or tech sheet / mini-manual either on the back side, behind the controls, or somewhere else inside.

If you or someone you know can locate them and scan and e-mail or copy & fax them to me, I can probably give you further guidance.

Please feel free to contact me directly.

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William E. Miller, AS-EET
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http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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SOURCE: SAMSUNG Microwave Oven Model MD800WC/SC The

my problem you cannot push the digital number what's wrong with my mocrowave, sometimes it comes the time and then as soon as you push the time to heat it stops no power?

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Microwave not heating food

Hi there,

I have exactly the same problem - strange and annoying! Did you manage to fix it?

Cheers,

Ben

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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