Question about Microwave Ovens
Turntable goes clockwise sometimes and counter clockwise sometimes.It also makes a grumbling noise.
It's normal for it to rotate in either direction. It has to do with the position of the motor and the instantaneous line polarity at the time the power is engaged.
But the grinding noise may indicate a problem...
You can do a quick check. You can see and hear a video of how a turntable motor should sound when you rotate it by hand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPSWi_z7M58
If yours sounds like it's grinding, etc., you may have a bad motor.
To replace it, you need to unplug power, then remove the bottom cover of the oven.
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
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Posted on May 27, 2008
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That model number doesn't ring a bell. Is that right? Is it foreign?
Chances are the coupler and/or turntable support will be damaged or warped.
Also on some brands, the "packing" (often a rubber grommet) must be replaced.
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