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JMV8100AAS Jenn-Air Microwave - Instructions

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Turntable on Maytag MMV5100AAW Stopped Turning

  • Customer: Tim from Oviedo FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 39 of 40 people found this instruction helpful
Symptom: Turntable stopped turning. Was able to remove the glass tray in the microwave and the little cam that drives the glass tray was barely turning. Control on microwave to turn the turntable on/off was working as evidenced by the cam not turning when I turned off the turntable. When I turned the cam manually, I could feel the motor turn so I knew the CAM and motor shaft were not stripped.

Repair Procedure:
1) Unplug the microwave.
2) Remove the 4 screws from the bottom of the microwave while holding the bottom cover so that it does not suddenly drop. It is not very heavy so you are fine to hold it with one hand and unscrew the screws with the other. Don't drop it as it has a glass lens for your lights and two light bulbs that light up the cooktop below.
3) Swing the front of the cover down slowly. You wil notice that the back is held in by tabs that slide into the back of the microwave. The bottom cover comes off very easily with some forward motion to dislodge the tabs.
4) Now look up under the bottom of the microwave(assuming your microwave is mounted over the range like mine) and you will see the turntable motor (GEAR MOTOR) in the center.
5) Carfully remove the two wires from the motor by gently working the connectors off of the motor using neegle nose or regular pliers. Don't grab the wires as you may pull them out of the connectors. Work with the connectors on the motor terminals. You will find the job much easier to do if you also remove the wires from the light housing. This will allow you to set the bottom cover aside and will give you greater access to do the job.

NOTE: Now is a great time for you to clean the filters, filter slots, bottom cover, and the light lens. A lot of grease can accumulate on the bottom of the microwave if it is mounted over a range (like mine). If you remove the light assembly, you can clean the cover, filters, and and light lens in the sink. Make sure that you dry all components thoroughly before re-assembling.
6) Make a note of which wires go to which terminals on the motor and the lights.
7) Remove the two screws from the motor and remove it. Note that there is a little plastic insulator film, a very thin washer and a bushing associated with the motor. You will want to re-install these with the new motor. Replace the motor with the new one being careful to put the other pieces back in place as well. Note that the little black turntable cam has a tab on one side so if you want to put it out of the top, you will need to tilt it slightly.
8) With the motor and associated parts back in and secured with the two screws previously removed, re-attach the wires to the lights and motor.
9) Replace the cover and screws and you are done!

This repair is much easier than these steps would suggest but I wanted to be thorough.

I called Maytag and they refused to sell me the part because they said it was dangerous for the user to replace it - rubbish. As long as you kill the power to the microwave and confine your work to the bottom of the unit as described, you will be fine. Maytag wanted to send out a repairman at $80 just to show up. I did the entire repair myself in about 15 minutes for about $40.

No Power to Microwave

  • Customer: John from Palos Hills IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 22 of 49 people found this instruction helpful
After determined the problem on one of the websites...I received the part I needed... removed the control panel and installed the new main fuse In about 15 mins!

turntable motor was bad.

  • Customer: CHARLES from HOLCOMBE WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
fliped it upside down and took of the panel un screwd the motor and un hooked the wire leads.then revesed the process.

Turntable quit working

  • Customer: Richard from Spokane WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the 4 screws holding the base of the microwave, it was mounted over the stove. Unpluged the wires from the motor, removed 2 screws holding to motor to the underside of the stove. Removed the motor and replaced it with the new motor, replaced the 2 screws, replaced the bottom cover, and started the oven. The turntable worked / revolved once again. WAL-LAH!

turn table would not rotate gear was bad

  • Customer: Teril from Wetumpka AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy to remove the bottom on the Microwave. Make sure you have unplug the electrical cord. Take the screw driver remove three screws and use your pliers to remove the two wire terminals. Reverse the order and you have a new microwave that works great. Also if you are not using the tray in the microwave remove it as it heats up and takes away from the item you are trying to heat. Good luck to you!!!!

Turntable stopped turning.

  • Customer: Clyde from Greensboro NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Removed bottom panel, disconnected power wires, removed and replaced motor with new part.

Gear motor went bad

  • Customer: Michael from New Port Richey FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Took cover off 4screws motor has 2 screws pulled off 2 wires.Put new motor on.

Unable to self-clean, lock not working

  • Customer: Linda from Maspeth NY
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
The repairman called me during the scheduled window of time and talked me out of coming over to fix it. So he never came over.

Turntable inoperative

  • Customer: Robert from Harrisonville MO
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Motor replacement was ok and could have been accomplished is less than a half hour.

Replaced turntable drive motor. Unfortunately, the problem was the turntable shaft (It was worn). The turntable shaft is no longer available. So, the problem is not yet fixed.

burnt out bulb

  • Customer: THOMAS from STOW OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 11 of 36 people found this instruction helpful
took cover off, installed bulb.
lost the owners manual,
part select's schematics were very helpful
thanks

Stopped working completely

  • Customer: Ramo from Sylvan Grove KS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My wife was pushing a few buttons with her knuckle (hands were full)and the microwave just turned off. Just like we had blown a breaker. First I unpluged it. Then I removed the phillips screws of the front panel, and found and removed the ceramic fuse. 3 days later I received the new fuse in the mail, and put it in. I plugged the microwave back in and it works great.

Needed a new bulb under the microwave.

  • Customer: Norma from Unionville MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After unplugging the microwave and removing the screw, I removed the old bulb and put in the new one!! I made sure it was in securely and the difference in the light was awesome! I use this light when I bake bread and let it rise inside the microwave, but DO NOT turn it on. The heat from this light helps the bread to rise properly!!

Turntable Stopped Turning

  • Customer: Gene from West Nyack NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy. Your instructions were excellent.

TURN TABLE MOTOR WOULD NOT WORK

  • Customer: ROBERT from ROSSVILLE GA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
TAKING OFF THE BOTTOM TRAY THAT COVERS THE LOCATION OF THE DRIVE MOTOR WAS VERY EASY ONLY 4 SCREWS IN FRONT OF UNIT. THIS OVEN HAD 2 LIGHTS SO HAD TO DISCONACT BOTH LIGHTS AS WELL AS THE DRIVE MOTOR. I DID NOT MOVE OUT THE STOVE THIS WOULD HAVE MADE THE JOB EASIER. ONCE I REMOVED THE BAD MOTOR YOU HAD TO BE A CONTORTIONEST TO TRY AND HOLD THE NEW MOTOR IN PLACE AND TRY TO LINE UP THE SCREWS. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU USE A MAGNETIC SCREWDRIVER. IF I HAD ONE THE JOB WOULD HAVE BEEN COMPLETED IN HALF THE TIME. IT WORKS GREAT.

Turntable stopped working

  • Customer: James from Maynard MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was very easy. Step 1 - Un-plug the microwave. Step 2 - Remove the 4 screws from the bottom cover and allow it to rotate down. Front will rotate down and the back will stay in place via two tabs. Step 3 - remove the two wires connected to the motor.(pliers may help) Step 4 - Remove the two screws holding the motor in place. Step 5 - Attached the new motor with the same screws from the old motor. Step 6 - Re-attach the two wires onto the connectors. Step 7 - Screw the bottom cover back in place. Step 8 - Plug the microwave back in and turn on to test. Total time for me was less then 15 minutes.
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