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Turntable microwave oven (model JE1540WW 002) (serial ZR943877S)

When the microwave door is open, the light comes on (like it should), and the turntable starts turning. I need to know if we are being exposed to microwave energy while this is occurring, or if the sound we are hearing is just the turntable motor.

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  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2008

    We are having the same problem with a model 56-4851-10/06. When you open the door, the light comes on and the fan runs like when you turn it on.

  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    Lights on front panel are flashing but the time display is blank. when the door is open the turntable is turning but the interior light is not coming on.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    I need to remove the bottom cover of the Samsung microwave model MR6699GB to access the turntable drive motor with the oven still mounted

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    use in microwave you hear only a high sound the turntable is turning but no heat

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Chances are that it is not actually microwaving, but that can be checked by placing a small cup of water inside.

Overall, though, it's not a good idea to run it if it's not working right.

This problem is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or a problem on the control panel.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.

Door switch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel, which is very helpful when troubleshooting.

If you think the problem is on the control panel, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases.

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

William E. Miller, AS-EET
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http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Posted on May 02, 2008

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