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Microwave will not heat food everything else seems to work, timer, rotating plate everything works but heating food

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The turntable system typically consists of the motor, the coupler, the turntable support with rollers, and the tray.

Here is a video of how a turntable motor should sound when you rotate it by hand.

If yours is not set to be off via the control panel, and it won't rotate or it sounds like it's grinding, etc., you may have a bad motor or plastic coupler.

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You order Sharp parts Encompass here or call them toll-free at 866-779-5835.

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