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Does the microwave rotate during cooking?


Most microwave ovens have a "stirrer" blade run by a small pancake motor to help avoid standing waves and hot spots inside the microwave cavity. And most modern microwave ovens have a turntable to turn the food, to provide even more even-distribution of heating.

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Oct 15, 2014 | Microwave Ovens

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MWG9115SB suffix A - cooks very hot. Don't have a manual


I always recommend that folks put food off-center on the turntable to assure more even heating.

It's a stirring action, so imagine how inefficient it would be to stir just by twirling a spoon in the center of your coffee!

If the turntable or stirrer (if equipped) fails, that will cause hot spots and overheating.

Otherwise, you may have a failing magnetron.
In case it helps, the owner's manual is here: http://www.emersonradio.com/resources/owner_manuals/manual_1363011382.pdf

If you need more help, contact Emerson here: http://www.emersonradio.com/contactus.php

Oct 15, 2013 | Emerson Microwave Ovens

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All leds, timer, fan etc working but microwave will hot even heat water. Control panel, turntable and light inside oven works also.


The problem is one of three things, the magnetron is defective "common issue" or the high voltage capacitor and diode may be a factor, repairs could be close to a new microwave oven.

Feb 20, 2011 | Whirlpool MH6130XEB/Q Microwave Oven

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The glass turntable broke in 3 pieces this morning while cooking bacon. The bacon was not yet cooked or even hot. It broke into 3 large pieces. The unit is not at all new. Does this sound normal? Did I do...


The same thing happened to my microwave this morning while heating a cup of water, which broke into 3 pieces too before the water hadnt even hot.
Maybe you have already solved your problem and I just share my experience.
I am trying to call the manufacturer nearby and ask for the turntable, but I am afraid the new turntable dosent fit my a little bit old microwave.

Dec 27, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

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Unit turns on, turntable turns, but nothing heats


Classic symptoms for failed door interlock safety switches, though it could be other trouble.

Remove the cover and check the operation of the little micro switches that operate when you close the door.

DONT TOUCH THE SILVER CAN - LETHAL.

If you regularly open the door while cooking, the contacts in these little switches become burned. When burned badly enough, they cannot make contact. When they cannot make contact, the mocrowave doesnt know the door is closed and will not turn on the magnatron resulting in no heat.

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Sep 27, 2009 | LG LRM1250 Microwave Oven

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Microwave dish/tray rotates intermittently.


If the turntable is not turning, you will get hot spots and uneven heating.

You can see and hear 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 can get Samsung parts here.

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Aug 03, 2008 | Microwave Ovens

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I have a JVM1603BJ03 space saver micro wave. The turn table cracked in two, the plastic support device to turn the glass table has desenigrated into several small pieces. It appears the micro wave is...


Do you cook a lot of popcorn?

Do you place your food items in the center of the turntable as opposed to placing them off-center?

Both can cause repeated heating of the same spot on the turntable, which can stress it and allow it to crack.

You can buy replacement parts here.

I suggest that when you cook popcorn, place a paper plate or two upside-down under the bag and always place your food items off-center on the turntable tray.

Once you have the new parts, I would suggest at least a quick heat test. That is to heat one cup of water on high and it should boil in about 2 to 2-1/2 minutes.

If you would like to perform a more standard heat test, please see my Ask Mr. Microwave page.

If your magnetron is indeed running too hot, then it is probably dying. Sometimes - like a star - they can burn hotter right before they die.

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

Jul 04, 2008 | GE Microwave Ovens

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Sharpd R-420LW


I always recommend that folks put food off-center on the turntable to assure more even heating.

 

It's a stirring action, so imagine how inefficient it would be to stir just by twirling a spoon in the center of your coffee!

 

Also, when you put your food off-center, you're not putting it in the same spot every time. That will help prevent repeated heating of the the same spot on the glass, which can lead to weakness and cracking.

 

The turntable generally replaces the stirrer, which actually scrambles and stirs the microwaves as they come out of the waveguide from the magnetron. But some models, notably GE's, have both.

 

So if you're placing the food properly and it's still burning, since it's under warranty, contact Sharp at 1-800-BE-SHARP (1-800-237-4277) to see about getting it checked.

Oct 21, 2007 | Sharp R-420DK Microwave Oven

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Microwave Turntable


Microwave popcorn gets VERY hot while cooking. Even though the turntable is made of temepred glass, intense heat applied in the same spot over and over can weaken the molecular structure of the glass. After so many expansions and contractions, it will crack because fatigue will cause some molecules to expand less than others, creating stress. This is yet another reason I recommend to my customers that they place the food off-center on the tray - not in the center. The oven also heats better when the food is off-center because the food is more thoroughly exposed to the microwave energy. Until you get a new tray, the photo below can help you.

Nov 15, 2006 | Jenn-Air JMV8208AAS Microwave Oven

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Microwave does not heat food placed in the center of the turntable. Leaves a cold spot in the middle of the food.


This is normal. That's why I always recommend to my customers that the food be placed slightly off-center on the turntable. An analogy I refer to is stirring paint: If you stir paint with a stick by simply rotating the stick in the center of the can, it's far less effective than pulling the stick around an imaginary circle halfway bewteen the center and the edge.

Jun 09, 2006 | Whirlpool MH6150XMS Microwave Oven

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