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
Check the turntable guide to make sure it is lined up properly and that there is no debris caught in it. You may need to re-align or clean your turntable guide.
Cleaning and realigning a turntable guide;
Remove your glass turntable cooking tray from your microwave. Gently wash with warm soapy water to remove any debris. Next remove the turntable guide and clean it in the same manner, with warm soapy water. Pay particular attention to the turntable rollers. There could be spilled food particles caught in the rollers, hindering the rollers' movement. Also, gently cleanse the internal cavity of your microwave, paying special attention to the area below the turntable.
With the internal cavity, turntable, and turntable guide completely clean and dry, return the parts to your microwave. First place the turntable guide on the bottom of the microwave. There should be a circular groove in the bottom of the microwave cavity keeping the turntable guide in place. Follow the guide with the turntable cooking tray. Carefully place the glass tray over the turntable guide and onto the drive bushing. The drive bushing should fit neatly into the grooves on the bottom of your glass cooking tray. It may take some adjusting before the tray will sit properly onto the drive bushing.
Test your microwave after this thorough cleaning and realigning in order to determine whether this has solved your problem. DO NOT run your microwave with nothing in it.
CAUTION: Your microwave oven is capable of giving you a serious electrical shock, even when it is unplugged. We strongly suggest you seek the assistance of an appliance repair technician when conducting any microwave oven repair.
Also, Examine the plastic drive bushing the turntable tray sits on. It may have become worn, or even may have split in two;
Drive bushing replacement
Inspect the plastic drive bushing located below your microwave oven's turntable tray. There may be some debris blocking the tray's range of motion. Clean away any blockage you find, and then test your microwave to see if this has cleared up the problem. DO NOT run your microwave with nothing in it.
However, if upon your inspection, you notice that the plastic drive bushing below the turntable tray is worn and/or broken, you will need to have the bushing replaced. Consult with a certified and experienced appliance repair technician. Replacing a drive bushing is a lengthy and involved process that the average layman should not perform.
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!