Question about LG Microwave Ovens
Someone gave me an LG Orbit microwave oven. It works fine, except the turntable is not turning so we have to keep stopping it to stir food and or move it ourselves manually. Cannot make popcorn at all. How can I get the turntable to rotate like it should?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The problem is that the magnatron is not getting power. Chance is that if could be a bolwn fuse inside the unit. If the fuse don't fix it then that leaves the charging diode, capacitor or the magnatron, or high voltage xformer of which without technical epertize I would not recomend attempting to replace. good luck
Posted on May 14, 2008
SOURCE: GE Spacemaker XL1800 Microwave
You need to take apart the oven and fix the turntable gear, then reassemble it, it is not a difficult job. Always work with power unplugged.
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
you may have gotten a power surge and that can cause some funny things to happen, 1st is there power to the oven, 2nd if so there may be an internal fuse protector built in to the oven, check with the manual for anything of that sort listed. if not you may have to take it in and have it repaired by a pro. there is a lot of voltage in these ovens and unless you know what you are doing a person could get hurt
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
SOURCE: Sharp Carousel R-1481 Turntable
It may very well have have damaged the 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 is not set to be off via the control panel, and it 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.
On many Sharp models, you have to cut the motor cover off with snips, then use a screw when reassembling it.
We have the service / repair manual for this model and have uploaded it to our site here to help you.
It will give you safety info, step by step help in disassembly, troubleshooting tips, and part numbers.
You will need the free Acrobat Reader to view or print it in case you don't have it already.
The best place to order parts for this brand is Encompass (formerly Tritronics). Or you can call them toll-free at 866-779-5835.
Be sure if you cook an egg that you puncture the shell first so it can breathe.
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Posted on Mar 02, 2009
Hi, I had the same problem with my Emerson microwave. As I rent out the house, and the turntable stopped working while I was away, my rental agent bought another Emerson microwave. On my return I tried using the new (brown) plastic turntable on the old microwave, and found it worked perfectly. Maybe it would be possible for you to order a replacement turntable part. Hope this helps. Good luck, Rosalind
Posted on May 15, 2009
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