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Not turning My Tappan's turntable won't turn.  It tries to, turns a bit, sometimes does turn, but mostly no turning.  Any easy solutions?  The bottom isn't dirty or gunky.

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R u putting heavy stuff on it? if not, then its probably how it is and u should exchange it.

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Oven heats, but light, fan and turntable do not come on.

Hi Ted

many microwaves have safety mechanisms to reverse, or stop the turntable if it senses resistance to the turning. This is done both because
  1. the turntable is usually driven by a small motor with a gear reduction transmission to get more torque on the glass platter and your food, and if something resists the turning, it can damage the gear train or belt if it keeps running.
  2. if you have something with liquid in it and it hits a wall, it could tip over, possibly spilling scalding liquid all over and maybe surprising the person who opens the door.
In some cases, it'll just stop and then try again the next time you run the microwave. The banging on the case sometimes turning things back on suggests that either something in the turntable mechanism is awry, or that there is a common hot wire, ground loop, or possibly fuse for the light/fan/turntable.

the manual for the oven doesn't really say anything about this.

You can see generic intructions on looking for an internal fuse here
Panasonic Microwave NN CT552W has no power plug fuse ok Has it got thermal... . Please, in particular, make sure you unplug the oven before opening anything. This is one of those devices where defeating the interlocks and having it turn on can seriously hurt you.

With regard to the turntable, in particular, it's really easy over time for exploded spaghetti sauce, spilled cocoa, and overmelted butter to have run down into the indentation in the middle of the bottom of the oven cavity. Remove the platter. Is it clean in there? Does it look like the 'this person never flosses' picture for mechanical rotors? If so, start with some kitchen cleaner and a washcloth damp (not soaked) with hot water. Let the cloth steam /warm the area a bit, wipe it down. repeat if necessary. If there's a lot of cruft built up there, that could be keeping you on the edge of safety shut-down.

Good Luck!

Nov 24, 2015 | GE JE1140 Microwave Oven

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Turn table in microwave wont turn

Repairs are expensive. New microwaves are cheap. But you don't have to spend a dime on either. If your microwave turntable stopped spinning, here's an easy way to try and fix it. And all you need is some warm, soapy water and your own two hands. You don't have to be an appliance expert to troubleshoot a seemingly broken microwave turntable. You might find that all your little Zappy needs is a checkup and a good, thorough cleaning. If you follow these steps and find that your microwave still isn't turning, it probably means the motor has spun it's last spin. Then it's time to retire old Zappy. Unplug the microwave. Safety first, kids. Remove the glass tray and the circular turntable guide. Wash them both in warm, soapy water to get rid of anything stuck. Pay special attention to the rollers on your turntable guide, making sure they're able to spin freely. Clean the internal cavity. Make sure to check your microwave's center cavity to make sure it's free of movement-hindering (and gross) leftover food. Check that the drive bushing is working. Make sure that the drive bushing, the plastic mechanism in the bottom of the microwave's interior that the glass tray turns on, isn't worn out or split in two. If it is, you'll need to have it replaced. Put it back together. Put the turntable guide back into the circular groove. Place the glass tray turntable over the turntable guide and onto the drive bushing. Adjust until the drive bushing should fits perfectly into the grooves of the glass tray. Test it out. Zap a mug of water for a short bit to see if you fixed the problem. Do not run the microwave without anything in it.

Aug 05, 2012 | Microwave Ovens

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Goldstar under counter microwave spindle won't turn

use the common sense, and logically, fix it. God bless you
Microwave Runs, Heats, but turntable does not move This is a fairly easy one. First, make sure the turntable coupler under the glass dish is not broken. Second, on the control board, find the turntable relay and test for voltage. Some turntable motors are 24 volts DC, so make sure your testing the correct voltage. If no voltage from the control board, then replace the control board. Otherwise head towards the turntable motor.
On OTR models, you can get to the motor by un-screwing the bottom panel on the microwave. On countertop models, there will either be a knockout or screw on access panel. Check for voltage at the motor. If no voltage, check the wiring back towards the control. If voltage, then replace the turntable motor. The component list below also shows how to test a turntable motor.


Aug 02, 2012 | GE Microwave Ovens

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The turn table sometimes (most) doesn't turn and stuff like coffee in a take out cup will burn at the bottom

The turntable motors in most units is marginal at best; they are synchronous motors and while reliable, can fail.
Try removing the glass platter and heating a cup of water while watching the center spindle to see if it is turning consistently. If not, it may be defective.
When replacing the glass platter make sure the bearing ring in properly located and that the platter engages as it should.

Jan 24, 2011 | Magic Chef CMV1100 Microwave Oven

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GE JVM1860CD001 turntable does not turn. Buzzing sound. Sometimes sensor error, close door. Heats and seems to work most times.

If this is an old unit. Unplug it. Take all of the outer screws off and remove the metal cage. Turn on side and look on the bottom at the rubber band drive. It might be wore out of stuck. Try to turn it manually.

Jan 05, 2011 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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My microwave is still working but not rotating, what is wroong with it

There's a turntable motor in the bottom of the oven that drives a turntable support directly in some models, and a plastic coupling that rotates the turntable in others. Turntable motor failure is common, or there could be connections in the power to the motor that have gone bad. Sometimes the plastic of the turntable coupling cracks, and the motor shaft turns but the turntable doesn't.

You can check a turntable motor with an ohmmeter. A good motor will show fairly low resistance (a few hundred ohms or less) between its terminals, while a very high or infinite reading means it's bad. In most models of oven you get at the motor through and access panel on the bottom. Replacement motors for many brands are available, although they're not always easy to find.

It may be more economical to replace the oven if it's a basic counter top model. They are under $50 these days, and a replacement motor might cost $20 or more. Of course, you can continue to use the oven even if the turntable doesn't, you'll just need to turn the food yourself occasionally during cooking.

Hope this helps. Thanks for using Fixya!

Mar 08, 2010 | Microwave Ovens

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JVM1440 BD - has a loud noise when I turn it on

Sounds like the "hub" for the turntable is worn. either that or the actual turntable motor. also insure the "plate" has a ring under it with wheels. sometimes I find those missing which in turn put far too much loud on the hub & motor, hence wearing them out pre-maturely.

you should be able to pull the hub out from inside the oven, if not. remove the filters below and if you twist just right you should see a small round device mounted with two tiny philips head screws, that's the turntable motor. It's usually the "hub" that wears though, so it's likely an easy fix. The most difficult part may be finding the new replacement part itself.

hope that helps,

good luck

Sep 26, 2009 | GE JVM1410 Microwave Oven

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Don't know how to turn off the turntable

Turntable usually automatically switch off. If it is continuosly running check the related relay driving circuit.

May 02, 2009 | Tappan TMS062E1 Microwave Oven

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Turntable sometimes works, mostly doesn't

It sounds like you have a jamming 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 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.

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

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Jan 28, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

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Tappan microwave from 1995

check with or call them toll free @ 1-877-894-0035.

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