My microwave turntable does not work and may turn about a half a turn then stop. If I remove the glass plate, it works fine. I don't see any obstructions and nothing seems to be holding it back (friction, etc). If it is the motor, is it easy to replace and are there any instructions available?
Remove the 7 screw around the perimeter of the base. Lift back of plate up over clips and remove there are wire attached to the base for your night time lights and the motor. remove the two screws holding the motor in and the plug. When reinstalling ensure you line up the flat side of the motor with the rotating plate key.
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I had the same problem with mine, and discovered, somehow, that when I manually turned on the "vent fan", the microwave worked fine. A bit of a pain, but it heated up the food when it hadn't been prior to the vent fan being on. Can't understand why it solved it, but it's been working like that for about a year now. When I forget to turn on the vent fan though, the food is just as cold as when I put it in.
Your turntable motor is shot. It's simple to remove and replace. you don't even have to take the microwave out of the shelf. To remove it take out seven screw around the perimeter of the bottom. Lift up on back of bottom to get over clips on the back. Remove the two screws holding the motor in and detach the plug. Find a electrical repair shop for you make pick it up and replace it. When replacing it take out plate and hold plate key down and align flat side of shaft on motor with the plate key.