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The carousel stopped turning - did I hit a wrong button?

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    Microwive works but carousel doesn't turn

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It should have a turntable on - off button.

If you don't have the manual, you can download it here:
http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/literature/

Otherwise, your turntable motor or coupler may have failed.

It's not a big job. You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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

Posted on Nov 28, 2007

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The turntable quit turning


The root will depend a bit on your microwave model. A few things to try:
  1. Take the (probably glass) tray that is rotated by a spindle in the middle. there should be a shaft with some sort of indented head matching the backside of the turntable. Is it covered in old multiply-nuked spaghetti sauce or other food cruft? If so, wipe off what you can, spray on some Simple Green or similar and let it sit for a while, try putting a washcloth with scalding water on it for a bit, whatever will soften up the gunk and let you wipe it off.
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  3. Check the rollers - usually there's a ring with 3 or 4 small rollers between the carousel tray and the microwave cavity floor. Make sure that the rollers roll. if not, clean them or work them to get them rolling again. usually this part comes out and can be thrown in a bowl of soapy water to soak for a bit without harm.
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see this causes and fix it. God bless you
ough the carousel is usually driven by a small motor that's unrelated to the heating function of the microwave, the microwave cabinet needs to be opened to repair it. So we recommend that you seek the assistance of a qualified appliance repair technician. Inspect the plastic drive coupling that the tray sits on, as well as the ring-and-roller assembly, to make sure that they're working properly
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