In my Kitchenaid microwave, under the turntable glass, where the little wheels go round and round...the enamel has worn aware, and the little wheels now turn on bare metal. Because of the moisture, this little 1/4 inch circle is rusting abit. The machine works great, but I would like to coat the little groove with something to stop the rusting.
I thought about enamel paint? Just a tiny area, recommendations?
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HI, If you are able to spent money for a new Microwave then go for a new one. If you are interested to repair and reuse the existing Microwave then keep on thing in mind, if you paint it then also it will not lasts for a long time as the metal underneath is rusted. Ajin
A couple of months ago my microwave started making crackling, rattling and grinding sounds everytime i used it and i thought it was going to break down. It turned out one of my children must have spillled or overflowed something with a clear liquid because the micro did not look dirty but there was a crunchy substance under the wheels of the turntable. Once i cleaned this up totally the noises all went away.
If your turntable is not going around you may have one of two problems: the coupler under the glass tray may be worn and in need of replacement or the turntable motor needs to be replaced. Hope this helps.
Normally, microwave travels around round surfaces (Look at the B-1 for example) If you put flat metal in a microwave, you will create sparks ... lots of em. Is it possible you have something going on with one of the wheels ... like a piece of tin foil?
At a minimum, I think id be inspecting everything inside very carefully and then give it a good cleaning.
You might want a pro in your area tale a look at this as well.
Sounds like the "hub" for the turntable is worn. either that or the actual turntable motor. also insure the "plate" has a ring under it with wheels. sometimes I find those missing which in turn put far too much loud on the hub & motor, hence wearing them out pre-maturely.
you should be able to pull the hub out from inside the oven, if not. remove the filters below and if you twist just right you should see a small round device mounted with two tiny philips head screws, that's the turntable motor. It's usually the "hub" that wears though, so it's likely an easy fix. The most difficult part may be finding the new replacement part itself.
If the microwave comes with a roller ring to rotate the glass turntable then I would recommend that it needs to be used when the microwave is operating, as the turntable rotates the food so it can be heated evenly.
I would recommend checking with your local Panasonic repairer he may have access to a new roller or even a second hand one to tide you over.
MicrowaveSvc - Thank you so very much for coming back to me re the worn down wheels on the turntable ring. Fortunately however, I managed to buy three of these rings, all different sizes and tied together, in a junk shop for 10cents!! My husband then cunningly removed the wheels from the one that were most like ours and placed them onto our ring. Hope this makes sense. The microwave is now working perfectly, necessity being the mother of invention! I will take note of this site however!! Thanks once again for your interest in a microwave turntable ring in a motorhome in New Zealand!