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Turntable not turning

My Magic Chef just conked out on me, the timer works, its just that when I press start, there are no lights on inside and the turntable won't budge. So far I've gathered from the other posts that this might be a fuse, capacitor or transformer problem, can anyone narrow it down?

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My Magic Chef Microwave turntable doesn't turn. It is a new (or newer unit) Everything else works fine. Just doesn't heat evenly because it isn't turning. Suggestions?

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Check control circuit, and related spares.

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For more help from Magic Chef / Ewave see here or their contact page or order parts here.

You can download owner's manuals for many Magic Chef models here.

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