Turntable erratic, noisy, and stopped with weight

ApplianceGeneral Electric Microwave


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Michael From San Antonio, TX

Sep 02, 2011

5 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

The turntable made a clicking noise, sometimes turned in the wrong direction, and wouldn't turn when there was any weight on the plate. Nothing appeared broken in the 3 spoked thing on whcih the plate sits. I replaced the motor, but this did not fix the problem; everything works fine until I put on the plate or any food on the plate. I now suspect that the wheels of the 3 spoked thing have worn down. They have flat spots on them. They don't turn when the motor turns, but drag. I suspect that this drag was what striped my first motor. I will next replace the 3-spoked thing.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Synchronous Motor

Part Number: PS953598

In Stock