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My microwave oven turntable will not rotate. How should I solve the problem? Also if I just leave it and carry on using it does it matter? Model MICROMAT 21T-W

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Replacing the turntable motor.

The motor assembly is fixed to the base of the oven usually with two screws and access i obtained by removing the inspection plate directly beneath the motor. It is usally a plug in synchronus motor that revolves at a few revs per minute but the plastic cogs in the motors gear box fail and the motor assembly must be replaced. They are fairly inexpensive and obtainable usually from a domestic appliance repair shop.
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What you suggest is exactly what happens when this part fails.

Unplug - and look carefully around the connections to the compressor - there should be a cylinder with 2 connections on it. Read what value it says (like 250V 50pf) - and order a replacement from a parts store.

Fit it any way round - it doesnt matter.

plug back in and should work 100%

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Wires to magnetron

It matters!

The wire from the high voltage transformer high voltage tap goes only to one side of the high voltage capacitor. No other wire is connected to that terminal of the high voltage capacitor.

The other side of the high voltage capacitor connects to the anode (A) of the high voltage diode and to the "FA" terminal of the magnetron.

The cathode (K) of the high voltage diode is connected to chassis ground.

The pair of wires connected to the secondary (thinner) winding of the high voltage transformer are the filament wires and are connected to the "F" and "FA" terminals of the magnetron.


There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

It has the overall wiring diagram and schematic.

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Question re: installation of turntable motor

If its an AC motor, the wiring will not matter. Look at the numbers on the motor. You will see a voltage rating, RPM rating and if you see the text "50/60 Hz" it is an AC motor and the wiring will not matter.

If its a DC motor, you will see a voltage rating, RPM rating and a + & - for the wiring. If you reverse the wiring, the turntable will turn in the opposite direction.

I'm not sure about all microwave ovens, but the ones I have worked on, the turntable turns in the clockwise direction.

Most likely, its an AC motor. Look for the "50/60" text. If its an AC motor, the wiring will not matter.

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance to you,

Good luck!

- Jim

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