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Turntable wobbles Rotates, and does everything it is supposed to do. It seems that the spindle to which the turntable is the cause of the wobbling

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Hello. If the turntable is wobbling you will have to replace the mechanism. Your local appliance dealer can order the part for you or you can go to http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Home-Appliances/Microwave-Ovens.75543
and look under contacts to order directly from panasonic. Joe

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