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Why does my induction microwave oven make a terrible rattling/grinding sound?

It's been making this rattling grinding sound for the last three months, but it still heats. But the only thing is, the noise has gradually worsened over these last three months.

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If its shakeing and makes that sound , it over heated

Posted on Apr 09, 2015

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In my professional opinion, it sounds like you have a shorted relay or other defective component on your control circuit board, which is actually made by Samsung. We regularly repair these control panel assemblies nationwide for $32.50, so the problem can certainly be fixed economically. Looking at typical microwave wiring shows it has to be the cooking relay or a device that drives that relay. Since it stops when you open the door, we can say the door switches are certainly doing their job.

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SOURCE: GE over the range microwave making grinding noise

This sounds like the stirrer. If it sticks or stops, the microwaves can damage or destroy it. You may have a bad stirrer or magnetron. There is an important bulletin that covers these problems. To see if yours is covered, see: http://207.234.249.73/mwd/ge_mw_mag_kit_bulletin.pdf If you need more help, please follow-up.

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SOURCE: Spacesaver 1800XL Screeching or Grinding Noise

Is it possible that some spray cleaner got into the controls?

I always recommend that users spray cleaner on a soft cloth then wipe the control panel.

Otherwise, the spray can get into the controls and lock it up or make it act odd.

If it does not dry out over itme, it may need to be manually dried or blown out.

But the keypad or control unit may be damaged.

Please post back with more details so we can help further.

Posted on Oct 22, 2007

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SOURCE: grinding noise/noisy turntable

Your turntable motor is probably failing.

If you or someone you know decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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

Normally you have to remove the bottom cover of the microwave (looking up from the stove top) and then the motor is accessible.

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Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Kitchenaid KHMS155LSS 1000 watt microwave makes grinding noise

Chances are you have a bad stirrer motor or the stirrer blade is jamming or loose on the motor shaft.

Your owner's manual should tell you how to remove the stirrer cover to check it.

If for some reason you don't have your owner's manual, you can download it free here, as well as the parts manual for your model.

You can also find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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