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GE Spacemaker JVM1631BB005 making noise

My microwave started making a grinding/grating noise today. The manufacturer's date is November 2001. Everything is functional, though when I go to cook something this terrible noise comes from underneath. Also, strangely, it seems as though the turntable is going counter-clockwise, which I guess I never noticed before which way the turntable moved.

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Re: GE Spacemaker JVM1631BB005 making noise

Many thanks to e3enigma above! I removed the synch motor under the turntable; all other microwave functions work fine and the grinding noise is gone, hooray! A trip to the appliance parts store tomorrow for a replacement synchronous motor and all should be well. Thanks again!

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