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Model 1630 new in 2000. Turntable will not rotate, it tries but will not rotate.

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  • john_stabnic Mar 23, 2011

    Thanks so far, this unit is a spacemaker xl built into wall above stove. I don't know if it makes any difference.

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Replacement of the turntable motor should be carried out by a qualified appliance repair service.

YOUR SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT!

Attempt this only if you are competent.

But here is a basic method if you are mechanically minded and have electrical safety knowledge.

I am assuming the plastic coupler is not split or broken and causing the problem.

The motor assembly is fixed to the base of the oven usually with two screws and access is obtained usually by removing the inspection plate directly beneath the motor. It is usually a plug in synchronous 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.
If you feel confident, disconnect it from the mains power, remove anything in the cavity and turn it upside down if it is a tabletop model, a little more complicated if it is built in!
Remove the inspection plate, sometimes it must be cut out with sharp cutters, and disconnect the motor. Remove the motor and go and get a new one. Fit the new motor and fit the inspection cover back on the base by turning it to fit and using an extra screw fix it then put the microwave back in its position. Plug it back in, with the turntable and plate. Put a cup of water on the plate inside of the oven and heat for 20 seconds to check the plate goes round.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

  • john_stabnic Mar 23, 2011

    The microwave is in my condo in Florida. I am in Michigan now but will be going to Fl April 18th for 2 weeks. I will check it out with info you provided. If all goes well, I will contact you
    and discuss $$$ for your time.

  • specialistel Mar 23, 2011

    I don't want anything for my time, I just enjoy helping people to save a little money and help them repair electrical items. I have been repairing things for over 40 Years.

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