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Grinding noise/noisy turntable

Hi there. We have a 2005 GE advantium that sometimes makes a grinding noise when the microwave is on. It sounds like bad ball bearings. Any ideas?
thanks!
Jennifer

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  • JenErin Mar 26, 2008

    The sound is coming from the floor or under the turntable. it still seems to be heating ok.

  • ldweb3 Nov 17, 2008

    The turntable on my GE Advantium 120 oven (SCA1001KSS) also make a horrible grinding noise. Did you fix yours yourself?

  • JenErin Jan 06, 2009

    Thank you, I was wondering if there are ball bearings and if those are replaceable? The sound only happens when the turntable is running one direction; when it reverses direction, it doesn't make the grinding noise. Does this make any difference? Thank you!

  • JenErin Jan 08, 2009

    Thank you very much for your help!!

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    Does it sound like the noise is coming from the lower / floor area of the microwave? It may be a failing turntable motor.

    If it sounds like it's coming from behind the controls, it may be a failing magnetron.

    Is it still heating properly?

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Your turntable motor is probably failing.

If you or someone you know decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

Normally you have to remove the bottom cover of the microwave (looking up from the stove top) and then the motor is accessible.

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

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  • William Miller
    William Miller Jan 08, 2009

    In most cases, there are just gears inside, with no ball bearings.

    One of the pins that hold a gear may have gotten bent or worn, or the gears may just be worn on one side of the teeth, making it
    loud in one direction.

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