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You may wonder how to fix the turntable in a microwave if you begin having trouble with yours. In most cases, your repair may be relatively simple, but one issue you cannot fix is a cracked or shattered glass turntable plate. The best microwaves feature replaceable parts, such as the turntable motor, turntable plate, and turntable roller. If you need to replace your turntable motor, you need a screwdriver with the appropriate bit and the replacement part. For help with other microwave repairs, you could learn how to replace a microwave door and how to fix a microwave fan that turns on when the door opens.
Some turntables that squeak or stick may result from buildup on or around your roller guides, so you may need to clean these parts. On the other hand, if your turntable no longer turns, you probably need to replace your turntable motor. Finally, if your glass turntable breaks, do not try to fix it.
Glass repairs should be handled by experts, though you could order a replacement part from your microwave’s manufacturer. Read on to find out how to repair the turntable motor and clean your roller guide and plate. If you have trouble with chipping paint, you may be interested in how to repair microwave interior paint.
If you hear squeaking or notice sticking, you may need to clean the inside of your microwave, including the part under the turntable.
Unplug your microwave before starting work to avoid shocking yourself.
Can you use the microwave without the glass plate?
You can use the microwave without the glass tray, but you will need to place your food in the center of the microwave and get up and turn the food occasionally. The turntable helps with applying even heat around the food, so without it, you need to work as the turntable to an extent.
Why won’t the microwave turntable turn?
You may have trouble with your turntable motor, which can be replaced. To find out how to check the first how-to section above.
Can a microwave turntable be repaired?
A turntable plate cannot be repaired, according to manufacturers. If your glass turntable breaks, look on the manufacturer’s website to find the appropriate replacement part for continuity with your product.
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