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I have a Cuisinart hand mixer - HTM 9LT SMARTPOWER COUNT UP 9 SPEED ELECTRONIC. I think that I used a speed that was too high while mixing a thick icing because something seemed to slip and the beaters stopped rotating. The motor runs and I can insert the beaters but there is no engagement. I know that small appliance repair is expensive so I'd like to try to repair/replace any part that I damaged - if that is possible. The sound that the mixer makes reminds me of the sound of a vacuum cleaner that has a damaged belt. There are no visible screws that connect the bottom to the top of the mixer. I tried to pry them apart at the seam but only succeeded in putting a small crack near the back :( What to do??

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You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

If not, please post your brand and model.

It's probably the motor, but possibly the coupler.

One quick check is to remove the turntable and support / roller ring and try to turn the coupler. It should be a little hard to get started, then you should hear a whirring sound, not a clicking or grinding, which would indicate a bad motor.

If the coupler turns loosely with no resistance, then it's probably bad.

Here is my text on replacing couplers, which had steps which are necessary when replacing motors. Note that if yours is a built-in model, ignore the part about turning it on its side *grin*

NOTES ON REPLACING TURNTABLE COUPLERS

Copyright 2007 by William E. Miller - MicrowaveDisplay.com

UNPLUG THE OVEN FROM THE WALL FIRST OR YOU WILL EXPOSE YOURSELF TO LETHAL VOLTAGES!

Note that I am not encouraging you to work on electrical items if you are not qualified, and I assume no liability for any consequences of your decision to do so.

When replacing the turntable coupler on most models, it is necessary to loosen or remove the screws that mount the turntable motor to the bottom of the chassis.

It is usually easier to do this with the microwave oven on its right (heaviest) side because you will need two hands for alignment.

Be sure to put a towel or similar cushion on the work surface to avoid scratching the oven wrapper (oven cover) or the work surface.

It is not necessary to remove the wrapper or the wires from the turntable motor itself, but you may need to remove a small metal duct covering the turntable motor if your oven has one.

It should only be held on by one or two screws.

Although a broken coupler may come out easily or even fall out, the new coupler will not go in without at least loosening the turntable motor.

Look at the hole in the new coupler. You'll notice it has (most do have) a flat side to it. That flat side will line up with the flat side on the motor shaft.

When the old coupler is out and the motor is loose, you can ease the new coupler in the hole with one hand while turning the coupler very slightly back and forth as you gently push the motor toward it. Do not force the part in.

When the coupler has mated properly with the motor, you should feel it go in.

Be sure it's right, or you may break the new coupler or bend the mounting ears of the motor when you attempt to tighten the screws.

Reassemble in reverse order.

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SOURCE: GE JVM1870SK03 won't heat food, hums and puts out a burning smell

With the symptoms you have, I would most strongly suspect a shorted high voltage rectifier diode or a bad magnetron.

The diode is a fairly cheap fix, and the mag will cost more and is more complicated to replace.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use (in order given) for test help, but read the safety warnings first:

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html (if it is NOT shorted, it's probably fine)

http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/mag_test.html (continuity can be good even though it is bad!)

There should also be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

If it's within the magnetron portion of the warranty (usually 5-9 years) but out of the original full warranty (usually 1 year), then your manufacturer will cover the part cost, but not the cost to visit you or the labor charge to do the work.

If it needs a new magnetron, you'll have to remove it from the wall, then remove the outer cover. If so, the installation instructions are very handy, and it's best to have two people since the microwave can be heavy and awkward.

You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

If you want to contact GE about having an authorized servicer look at it, or have them send you a magnetron, GE Customer Service is here.

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