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I have an Onida microwave oven which i have been using for the past 1 yr. The tray has stopped rotating when switched on though the food gets warmed. what could be the problem? pl help.

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If by not turning mean turntable fault,the solution is given below in detail.

1 Press "Stop" to halt microwave operation.

2 Press the "Turntable" button once to turn off rotation.

3 Push the door-release button to open the microwave oven if you do not have a "Turntable" button on your control keypad.

4 Lift and remove the glass platter from the oven, then pick up the plastic track with three wheels below the platter. Set aside these parts.

5 Insert the elevated microwave cooking tray into the oven. The tray has three to four short legs that hold it above the bottom of the microwave, keeping it from interfering with the rotating bolt in the bottom center of the oven the drives the turntable. You can now place food on the elevated tray and cook normally without disrupting the drive bolt.


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GE JE1860WH04 oven - between one and two years old. Timer runs, but tray does not rotate and food does not heat. Tried unplugging and plugging back in - no help in the manual.

Firstly, do NOT attempt self repair of any microwave oven unless you understand the risks involved. Removing the cover exposes one to the magnetron and it's associated high voltage components. Lethal voltages exist when in operation.

Now, to your problem:
All microwave ovens operate on very similar principles, where the front panel controls switch power to the high voltage transformer (and then to the magnetron) and also any other related components, such as the turntable motor, and the internal lamp.
Most ovens have at least two protective devices that operate in cases of specific component failure.
These include: (1) Protective fuses that rupture when a short circuit condition exists, and, (2) a thermal cutout (mounted on the magnetron) that removes power in the event of overheating (usually magnetron cooling related). Unfortunately you did not state whether the control section is push button or the simpler rotary control version.

In the case of a push button (or digital) control system, it is quite possible that the circuit board has failed, and is not switching power to the rest of the microwave oven, despite the timer appearing to operate, or a protective fuse has ruptured.
In the case of a mechanical timer, either the timer has developed an internal fault (and is not switching power though) or a protective fuse has ruptured.

Thermal cutout devices, usually only operate when the magnetron exceeds a predetermined temperature (usually in the vicinity of 100 deg Celcius), and most of these thermal faults occur due to the cooling fan failing to provice adequate airflow though the heat distribution fins of the magnetron.

A volt meter would assist greatly in fault-finding, but beware of the high-voltage section, where voltages in excess of 3000 voltas are present.

Unless one is proficient with these devices (and fully comprehend the associated risks), I seriously recommend referral to a trained service provider.

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> Why has the plate stopped rotating?

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.

To replace either, you need to unplug power, then remove the bottom cover of the oven.

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

> Will the food be evenly heated even though the plate is not rotating?


We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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