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Carasel motor shaft broke off in collar of rotationg ring. Cannot get broken shaft out. Drilled hole and inserted screw but screw pulls out.

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  • Ray Lenz May 28, 2011

    In this situation the motor shaft somehow became bonded into the collar of the rotating turn table in the microwave. I even tried to use a brake adjusting too as a lever to pry the turn table off. I wasn't sure that it should have come off or I would pried with more force. The shaft was sheared off of the motor evidently because the carousel was bound and wouldn't turn. Nothing I did pressed the broken part it into the collar. I was trying to remove the broken portion from the bottom by drilling and inserting a screw to pull on. I later drilled a larger hole and was able to screw in a long screw that I could pull with pliers. No results. It was completely bonded into the collar. Since the motor shaft has a flat side I couldn't use an Easy Out, which I have used many times, because they work by twisting out broken screws, not by pulling straight out.

    I finally gave up and bought a new microwave, after I had purchased a replacement motor that I can't use now. I don't imagine that I can return an electrical part.

    I and 68 and learned long ago to repair almost anything from cars to computers. I have repaired several microwaves. Now things are made to throw away or so sufficicated that you need schooling and special tools to repair. I knew to search online and find the part number for the motor.

    Thanks for your reply.

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Hello, I usually get parts from a company called SERVALL. They have a Website,(SERVALL .com). They have been in business since 1929 and have Franchises so look in your local phonebook for nearby stores too! Before attempting to piecemeal repair you may want to see if the Manufactuer has replacement parts for this.

Sears has some easy-outs for broken bolts, some are for small sizes. If this shaft is permanently mounted in the case of your Microwave, the shaft may be part of the motor or embedded as a drivegear box. Unfortunately, when you drilled into the shaft you also pressed it into the collar.

You can try to Browser search by using the appliance name and model and add, illustrated, diagrams, shop manual, and so on for variations until you get a hit. It may be difficult to find the diagrams because people usually do not fix these themselves.

I hope my solutions include something very helpful and good-luck with this repair.

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