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Re: sharp r-1610 microwave
It could be the turntable motor, the turntable support (with built-in coupler) or a problem on the control board.
I would first look at the 3-legged turntable support with built-in coupler to see if it got hot and warped. It should be flat across the top from the center to the end of the legs.
If the support's legs are pointing a bit downward, it will prevent the coupler from making contact with the motor shaft.
I've held bent ones a few inches over a gas burner to heat them up where the legs meet the center hub, then set something a bit heavy on it to hold it in place while it cools.
If it needs a new one, it is part # FROLPB025MRK0 and it runs $19.50 retail at Tritronics.
A quick (but not necessarily definitive) test of the motor is to grab the shaft gently with pliers and gently try to turn it.
If it moves slowly and makes a high-pitched whining noise, it's likely okay. If it won't turn or grinds, it is bad.
The number for the new turntable motor is RMOTDA264WRZZ and it retails for $8.87.
Please note that you may need to look under model R1600, R1600, R1601, R1601, R1610, or R1612. They are all mostly the same.
Tritronics is at http://www.wehaveparts.com
The service manual for the R1610, R1611, R1612 can be downloaded at: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/R1610.pdf
There may be a grommet bewteen the mtoro and turntable support. Don't lose that! Be safe!
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Hi, Not sure if your model has a belt driven turntable or gear driven. The cause of your problem is most likely a worn or loose drive gear or a drive belt which is worn or has come off. Best have this checked at your local repair shop.
You will have to take it out and then take off the outer cover to expose the drive system for the turntable unless the items turns with the turntable removed. If it does then (and if it is belt driven) the belt may be worn and slipping. Anyway you look at it the cover has to come off to see what is happening.