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Turntable stopped turning one day
If the oven is STILL heating, but the carousel isn't turning, this problem is commonly attributed to a turntable motor that has worn out and may need to be replaced. The motor is attached to the center plastic piece (called a turntable shaft, turntable ring or coupler) under the middle of the glass tray. The following link explains how to access and replace the motor:
This is a very simple repair, that usually is not expensive. The price will be determined by the model and manufacturer. This repair can also be performed on an over the range model microwave oven WITHOUT uninstalling it.
You can refer to any of the following websites for comparison:
The first three sites listed have helpful exploded view diagrams to assist you with locating and properly identifying the part(s) you may need.
The average price for a motor is about $25 to $45. If your model number is not listed at all the sites, use the part numbers from the Sears site and use them for your search criteria. The model numbers don't always cross reference, but the part numbers do. The part number for a replacement turn table motor for the model you have listed is WB26X10038 (listed as item 43). If your model number does not cross reference to all websites, use the part number from the Sears website as your search criteria.
NOTE: Even though the carousel may not be turning, you can still use the microwave while awaiting parts. You will need to physically rotate whatever you are heating about midway through the cook time to ensure even heating. Early model microwave ovens were not equipped with a rotating carousel and this was the common procedure.
on May 09, 2011
How do I dismount the
Look for a couple of screws in the floor of the cabinet above the microwave...
They maybe sunk down into the wood a bit so you will have to look hard to find them...
Have someone else support the weight of the microwave while you turn the screws loose...they may be very long, so you may want to use a screw gun or electric drill to turn them out...
Then tilt the front of the micro wave down and lift the back up and off of the back mounting plate...
Then you can remove the mounting plate also...
Oh. Make sure you have unplugged it first...
on Apr 13, 2011
Our microwave is not heating. When you turn it on
It sounds like the magnetron may have
either failed or is not being supplied with the extremely high
voltage required to run it.
Make sure the !!!!capacitor is
discharged!!!!! before attempting any sort of repair.
the door interlock switches first then the high voltage diode with
either an AVO model 8 on high resistance range for short circuit, the
feed fuse on the primary of the high voltage transformer and then
finally, the magnetron is best checked by substitution.
on Dec 22, 2010
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