Question about Microwave Ovens
It's a built-in unit ... just repaired for a different issue. Now the turntable won't rotate. I pulled the "center plug" ... it appears there is a plastic "collar" ... mine was cracked. Is this the problem?
This would be the turntable coupler. You would have to loosen or remove the motor screws to get the new on in.
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Posted on Dec 07, 2007
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Replacing the turntable motor.
The motor assembly is fixed to the base
of the oven usually with two screws and access i obtained by removing
the inspection plate directly beneath the motor. It is usally a plug
in synchronus motor that revolves at a few revs per minute but the
plastic cogs in the motors gear box fail and the motor assembly must
be replaced. They are fairly inexpensive and obtainable usually from
a domestic appliance repair shop.
If you feel confident, disconnect it from the mains power, remove anything in the cavity and turn it upside down if it is a tabletop model, a little more complicated if it is built in!
Remove the inspection plate and disconnect the motor. Remove the motor and go and get a new one. Re fit it and put the microwave back in its position. Plug it back in, with the turntable and plate. Put a cup of water on the plate inside of the oven and heat for 20 seconds to check the plate goes round.
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