We've been using the microwave for months with a turntable that either barely turns or sometimes, not at all. This causes food to become overheated in some spots and cold in others. Finally, we had enough and searched the Web for a replacement drive.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Microwave


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

David From Sanbornville, NH

Dec 04, 2012

The motor is hidden beneath the bottom plate on the outside of the housing. Since our unit is built-in above the range, it was easy to access. A Phillips-head screwdriver is all it took to loosen. There were three screws across the back and front and one at each side. Unfortunately, as they came out they fell between the counter and range; requiring moving the appliance to find. Once that was done, I unplugged the drive wire and backed out the two screws holding the motor in. I plugged in the motor to test before reinserting and tightening the screws. Smartly, I had not put back the range so if I had dropped the screws again, it wouldn't be another hassle. All eight screws in and we had our fully-functioning microwave back! 15 minutes for installation and 15 for appliance moving.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Motor

Part Number: PS237772

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