Question about Sharp R-1610 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Sharp r-1610 microwave

Turntable stopped is this belt driven or direct? Or what can I do to fix?

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    I have a Sharp Carousel II (1990) over the range model Microwave. The plastic shaft from the carousel motor to the turn base has broken. Where can I get a new one?



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Sharp Master
  • 9,179 Answers

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 The service manual for the R1610, R1611, R1612 can be downloaded at: There may be a grommet bewteen the mtoro and turntable support. Don't lose that! Be safe!

Posted on Dec 04, 2006



1 Suggested Answer


6ya staff

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do i fix my GE microwave jvm1630wb 006 turntable that is not rotating?

Tip it over and see if you can remove the bottom. They are driven by a small servo motor to a rubber belt. The belt may have come off or broken. There is often use of security screws on microwaves as they are so dangerous.

Jan 29, 2018 | GE Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

The turntable does not work. How can I repair this?

You'd have to determine whether its motor driven or belt driven. A broken belt is easy to fix, but a motor problem requires some troubleshooting.

With an ohm meter, you can check if the motor has continuity. If it does, then you need to determine if it is getting whatever type of current it needs; usually 117 vac or a lower dc voltage. If that checks ok, then you might have an issue with gears in the motor binding up, or a broken coupling between the motor and the turntable.

If you need further help, I’m available over the phone at

May 07, 2016 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

The turntable has stopped

TT motor died or if belt driven the belt may have stretched out.

Jan 08, 2016 | Microwave Ovens

2 Answers

The turntable has stopped revolving

If there is heat and the turntable is not working it can be due to failure of the drive, the belt or the motor or motor drive.
Check them one by one to confirm.
Please check this link for tips to check:

Sep 06, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

My turntable has stopped functioning and I need to replace the motor I think. Any ideas?

find out first if its a direct drive turntable or a belt driven turntable with motor,w/o a make and model number i cant tell you

Aug 01, 2010 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Light and fan stay on and turntable no longer work

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.

Best wishes,

Jan 24, 2010 | GE Profile Spacemaker Over-the-Range...

3 Answers

Turntable stopped working

Most of these are belt driven. You need to uncase the unit and check the belt.

Like anything with high voltage, use good safety practices.

Dec 15, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

1 Answer

The turntable makes noise and is jerky as it turns

I believe your turntable is belt driven as opposed to direct drive. Your little belt is nearing the end of its useful life, I think.

Remove the cabinet. Turn the oven on its back. Look at the bottom.

Oct 20, 2009 | GE JVM1850 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Microwave turntable won't turn

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.

Feb 08, 2008 | Jenn-Air JMC7000 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

My turntable does not work.

The turntable is driven by a motor thru a fairly long belt which is no doubt stretched and worn out. It isn't very easy to get at either being underneath the unit.

Dec 31, 2007 | GE JES1142SF Microwave Oven

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sharp R-1610 Microwave Oven Logo

771 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sharp Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

9179 Answers


Level 3 Expert

13434 Answers

Gerry Harvey
Gerry Harvey

Level 3 Expert

1481 Answers

Are you a Sharp Microwave Oven Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides