I am wondering if I can buy just the wheel that has come off the glass turntable support or if I have to purchase the whole turntable support piece and if that is even possible. The wheel just seems to slip onto the end of the holder which is a split piece of plastic with small nubs on the end.
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There are two possible reasons for this to occur. 1.there was dirt on the turntable and that carbonized and got so hot that it melted the tray. That heat would've melted the plastic spider as well. 2.the microwave oven was turned on with nothing. or almost nothing, in it: the glass turntable is what is known as "a matching load". That means it is there as a safety precaution, protecting the magnetron, in case there's nothing in the microwave oven when it is energized. As such, the glass turntable can get hot enough to melt. That, in turn, will melt the plastic spider. If either of those is the case, it is OK to buy a new spider & turntable.
If the microwave comes with a roller ring to rotate the glass turntable then I would recommend that it needs to be used when the microwave is operating, as the turntable rotates the food so it can be heated evenly.
I would recommend checking with your local Panasonic repairer he may have access to a new roller or even a second hand one to tide you over.