The coupler shaft broke.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Microwave


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Paul From Watertown, WI

Mar 02, 2010

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

When you put a rectangular pan on the turntable in the microwave, the tumbler coupler stops and the steel shaft on the motor keeps going and brakes the plastic shaft on the coupler. The fix, 5 screws on the bottom of the microwave drop the cover. One screw on the motor, drops the motor, just to see the problem. Disconnect power to the motor temporarily. You really don't need to take the motor out if you know how the coupler fits on the motor shaft. Put the motor back and drop in a new coupler from inside the micro, and it is done. Put the cover back on and you are set to go. Then don't put a non-rotating pan on a rotating turntable. A $5 part and $7 shipping is a lot better than a new microwave.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Turntable Coupler

Part Number: PS651211

In Stock