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My turntable quit turning. Can I fix it myself?

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Yes you can if it is just the "rubber band" drive...could be gunk too. Will come out thru back after taking cover off. If not the band could be the drive itself and just buy another as this can get expensive.

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SOURCE: Turntable will not turn on Microwave

It's usually probably a failed turntable motor, but you should double-check the coupler, too.

We actually have the complete service & repair manual for this model at our site: http://www.microwavedisplay.cm/r930ak_aw_sm.pdf

You can order a new motor via Tritronics at http://www.wehaveparts.com

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

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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