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We need to buy the little plastic part attached to the motor which moves the turntable.

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That would be the turntable coupler.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

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We have the full service manual for this oven, and have uploaded it to our site here.

The best place to order Sharp parts is Tritronics.

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