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My turntable does not work.

It starts for a second and then stops.

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  • mikeandbetsy Jan 01, 2008

    Thanks. However, we just bought the microwave. The turntable didn't work out of the box. Any other ideas? Thanks again.

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The turntable is driven by a motor thru a fairly long belt which is no doubt stretched and worn out. It isn't very easy to get at either being underneath the unit.

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

  • Greg Collins Jan 01, 2008

    That belt is pretty loose to start with. Concievable that it has
    fallen off in shipping I suppose. If it is that new and had that
    kind of rough handling, take it back.

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