Question about Whirlpool MH1160XS Convection/Microwave Oven

2 Answers

Turning off turntable

Is there a way to turn off the turntable with this model?

Posted by on

2 Answers

Re: Turning off turntable - Whirlpool MH1160XS Convection/Microwave Oven Microwave Ovens

Take out the plastic sprocket in the center.

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Whirlpool Master
  • 8,795 Answers
Re: Turning off turntable

If your model is MH1160XS, then no.

But if yours is a different model, you can download the owner's manual from the Owner Center here:

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My microwave turntable stopped turning but the microwave still heats up and works, otherwise.

You didn't say what model microwave you have, but most that I have seen have two separate circuits inside. One operates the magnetron (which makes the microwaves) and the other operates the other things like the turntable or the inside light etc.. It is quite possible that you have a problem in that second circuit. This allows the heating without the turning. To fix this type of problem, if indeed that is the case, requires some skillful trouble shooting inside the microwave which I don't recommend your try unless you are a skilled technician, because of dangerous voltages. Go ahead and post the brand and model number and I can be more specific as to what action to take.

Dec 24, 2015 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Microwave turntable stopped turning. Can I fix this?

The turntable motor will need to be replaced, this type of repair is tricky not to mention the lethal voltages it carries. I strongly recommend a professional for this job.

Jun 24, 2012 | Emerson Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Turntable stopped turning one day last week. Will turn slowly without glass plate on spindle, but not with any weight. Is there a schematic for turntable drive somewhere?

If the oven is STILL heating, but the carousel isn't turning, this problem is commonly attributed to a turntable motor that has worn out and may need to be replaced. The motor is attached to the center plastic piece (called a turntable shaft, turntable ring or coupler) under the middle of the glass tray. The following link explains how to access and replace the motor:

This is a very simple repair, that usually is not expensive. The price will be determined by the model and manufacturer. This repair can also be performed on an over the range model microwave oven WITHOUT uninstalling it.

You can refer to any of the following websites for comparison:

The first three sites listed have helpful exploded view diagrams to assist you with locating and properly identifying the part(s) you may need.

The average price for a motor is about $25 to $45. If your model number is not listed at all the sites, use the part numbers from the Sears site and use them for your search criteria. The model numbers don't always cross reference, but the part numbers do. The part number for a replacement turn table motor for the model you have listed is WB26X10038 (listed as item 43). If your model number does not cross reference to all websites, use the part number from the Sears website as your search criteria.

NOTE: Even though the carousel may not be turning, you can still use the microwave while awaiting parts. You will need to physically rotate whatever you are heating about midway through the cook time to ensure even heating. Early model microwave ovens were not equipped with a rotating carousel and this was the common procedure.

May 09, 2011 | Hotpoint RVM1425 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Turntable has stopped turning

Remove the turntable plate from the oven. Put a cup of water inside the oven, away from the turntable drive gear. Turn the oven on and look through the door to see if the drive gear is turning. If not, then the motor is probably defective and needs to be replaced.

Nov 15, 2009 | Sharp R-303CW Convection / Microwave Oven

1 Answer

My LG Microwave LRM2060ST turntable has stopped turning. This is a 1200 watt 2.0 cu ft countertop model.

If the oven is heting and turntable not turning, then the problem is either the turntable coupler or the turntable motor.

The faulty part must be checked and replaced.

Sep 09, 2009 | LG LRM2060 Stainless Steel 1200 Watts...

1 Answer

It appears that the noise is coming from the the turning or spin-

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.

You probably have a bad motor.

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.

Nov 20, 2008 | GE XL1800 1100 Watts Microwave Oven

1 Answer

I have a gold star above range microwave, mvh1615ww, man. in Sept. 2006, the turntable is not turning, any quick fixes?

Try the TURNTABLE ON/OFF pad. Touch this pad to turn off the turntable or turn it back on. “OFF” will appear in the display when the turntable is turned off.

Do you mean MV1615?

If so, we have the service manual for this model and have uploaded it to our site here to help you. You will need the free Adobe Reader to view or print it.

You may need a new turntable motor or coupler.

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

Aug 17, 2008 | Goldstar Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Turning off turntable

This model does not have that feature.

To download your owner's manual free, enter your model number here.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Jul 08, 2008 | Whirlpool MH1160XS Convection/Microwave...

1 Answer

Turntable will not turn on Microwave

It's usually probably a failed turntable motor, but you should double-check the coupler, too.

We actually have the complete service & repair manual for this model at our site:

You can order a new motor via Tritronics at

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Feb 10, 2008 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Turntable Grinding Noise

It will need a new turntable motor. 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: You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your base model number (without the suffix) here:

Mar 21, 2007 | GE JVM1660 Microwave Oven

Not finding what you are looking for?
Whirlpool MH1160XS Convection/Microwave Oven Logo

Related Topics:

87 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

8795 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Barrett Palumbo
Barrett Palumbo

Level 2 Expert

1772 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Microwave Oven Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides