Noisy microwave turntable motor

ApplianceGeneral Electric Microwave


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

William From Brighton, CO

Apr 06, 2013

After reviewing the symptom described on the PartsSelect website I knew I needed to replace the turntable motor. I read the excellent instructions on the website. The consensus of other customers who had done this repair was that it was very easy. They were correct, it was a breeze. While I am handy I always do my homework before I start any repair. The detailed instructions gives one extra confidence. In summary I did the following: 1) Unplugged the microwave from 110v power. 2)Removed the five screws from underneath the microwave and let the bottom panel of the microwave swing down gently. 3 I unplugged the old motor from the power connector. 4)I removed the two screws holding the motor to the bottom of the microwave itself. This allowed the motor to easily drop away. 5) I installed the new motor by sliding the output shaft up into the microwave until it engaged in the slot and then rotated the motor to align the screw holes and reinstalled the two screws. 6) I plugged the motor power leads back into the connector. 7) I raised the swing down panel back up and reinstalled the five screws. 8) I plugged the microwave back into the power and tested the turntable. All was well. This was a good time to clean any dust and grease that accumulated so I did that as well.

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Drive Motor

Part Number: PS237772

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