Love this microwave, but it's much less useful now that the turntable stopped turning. It moves slightly in one direction, then jams and halts. Then later tries to turn the other direction, moves slightly, jams and halts. Any suggestions?
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
follow this steps and use the VOM , and fix it. God bless you
microwave is emanating high pitched or growling noises during operation,
the magnetron could be going bad. Normally a nearly silent part, the
magnetron uses high voltage and induces the frequency required to cook
food. Although normally not a safety hazard to operate, this is a sign
that the magnetron is failing and will need to be replaced as soon as
Exhaust fan motorIf
your microwave is making a very loud humming noise during operation, it
could possibly be the exhaust fan motor. If defective the part will need
to be replaced to silence the appliance once more.
leading cause of a noisy microwave is an expired stirrer motor. With use
this part becomes worn and makes a loud grinding noise, which is
usually a leading indicator that the part needs to be replaced. The
stirrer is a metal blade that is slowly turned by the motor. This action
disperses the microwave energy in a random pattern, which heats the
food evenly. If the stirrer motor is determined to be nearing
expiration, it should be replaced to halt the grinding noise.
Turntable motorA very
common cause for a noisy microwave is a worn out turntable motor. This
is a relatively easy repair and will put an end to the noise once
The turntable is the unit in the center of a microwave that you set your food on. It rotates during the microwave cycle, making sure all parts of a dish are properly heated. These are typically made of either hard glass or microwave-safe plastic.
Your microwave turntable may not turn due to any of these problems explained below.
(a)If your turntable is removable (as many are for cleaning purposes), it may have come loose from this turning mechanism.place the turntable properly on the turning mechanism.
(b)If your turntable was previously working and now does not any longer, check the settings on your microwave's LCD display to make sure you haven't accidentally turned off the turntable. Most microwaves have different settings that the user can select with the press of a button, like a "Defrost" setting or a "Popcorn" setting. Certain microwaves may stop the turntable from turning during certain pre-programmed selection modes. Stop your microwave and don't use a pre-programmed mode. Instead, just specify the time using the number pads and start your microwave to see if your turntable begins to rotate again.
(c)The rotating mechanism on the inside of your microwave that rotates the turntable is actually connected to a small motor on the inside of your microwave's case. If this motor burns out or stops working, the mechanism will stop turning. This is something that needs to be replace.
follow these steps below to replace the faulty motor.
1. Open the microwave door, and carefully remove the turntable tray. Also, remove the frame that the turntable is positioned on. Both the turntable and the frame are not secured in the oven, so removing them is a quick process.
2 .Remove the bottom panel of the microwave. The Microwave Wizard website explains that the number of screws securing the panel varies depending on the manufacturer and specific microwave. Once the bottom panel is loosened, disconnect its wiring harness in order to completely remove the panel.
3. Locate the turntable motor. The Microwave Wizard website explains that the motor compartment should be positioned below the center of the microwave. Unscrew the motor, disconnect the wires, and remove it from the microwave.
4. Determine the specific part number for the turntable motor so that a correct replacement can be purchased or ordered. Position the new motor into the shaft in the bottom of the microwave. Screw the motor securely into place.
5. Test the microwave to make sure that the turntable motor is operating correctly. The Microwave Wizard website explains that the motor can make noises if it was not positioned evenly in the shaft. Reconnect all of the wires that were detached when removing the old motor.
6. Reinstall the microwave's bottom panel parts, and secure all of the screws in place. Reposition the turntable frame in the bottom of the microwave and place the turntable on top of it. Test the microwave in order to make sure that everything is working correctly.
If by not turning mean turntable fault,the solution is given below in detail.
1 Press "Stop" to halt microwave operation.
2 Press the "Turntable" button once to turn off rotation.
3 Push the door-release button to open the microwave oven if you do not have a "Turntable" button on your control keypad.
4 Lift and remove the glass platter from the oven, then pick up the plastic track with three wheels below the platter. Set aside these parts.
5 Insert the elevated microwave cooking tray into the oven. The tray has three to four short legs that hold it above the bottom of the microwave, keeping it from interfering with the rotating bolt in the bottom center of the oven the drives the turntable. You can now place food on the elevated tray and cook normally without disrupting the drive bolt.
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:
It sounds like you have a jamming turntable motor.
The turntable system
consists of the motor, the coupler, the turntable support with rollers,
and the tray.
You can see and hear a video of how a turntable motor should
sound when you rotate it by hand.
yours won't rotate
or it sounds like it's grinding, etc., you may have a bad motor or
replace either, you need to unplug power, then remove the bottom cover
of the oven. You can usually find
helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full
model number here. We're
happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your
thoughtful rating of our answer.
I guess my problem cannot be fixed. I was told that my microwave turntable is automatic and cannot be turned off, therefore, if you have a 9 1/2 x 11 dish and need to reheat something it cannot go in the microwave because it does not fit .