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Microwave Upper Stirrer Motor

My GE Spacesaver Upper Stirrer motor was making a loud clicking noise. I unplugged the motor and the noise stopped. Can I continue using my microwave with this motor unplugged, or do I need to replace before using?

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  • hiroller33 Jun 03, 2009

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What up, Roller?
The straight up answer to your question is "Yes, you can continue using the oven without the stirrer motor". Here's the thing, though... the stuff you put in it won't heat evenly. I'm talkin' about big stuff; turkey, ham... stuff like that. And if you've utilized the defrost function in the past, you can forget about that now. But if you use it to heat up a dinner plate or a cup of coffee, you're good to go.

Another thing. You're motor is not the problem, it the coupler that connects to the motor shaft that has given out on you. That's the thing that connects to the motor shaft. You can see it, by lifting the glass outta your MW... see that little plastic drive gear there? It has three spokes on it. That's the gremlin in the machine.

The part number for it is WB06X10144. You can call a local appliance parts place or you can get one online (<---just type in the part number to a search engine).

Simple to replace... pull the old one out and slide the new one into place. See? Easy! Oh yeah, then you have to plug the motor back in, but hey! You already know how to do that! Cool!

Don't forget to rate my solution, OK? Show me some FixYa love, Roller!

SG
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  • John R
    John R May 21, 2012

    I have a GE JVM2070 SH0001 with the exact same problem. How do I get to the upper stirrer motor. Please help, the noise is annoying. Thanks

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