How to Fit a New Turntable Motor in a Microwave

    If the turntable in your microwave oven has stopped revolving then it is likely to be a faulty motor causing the problem. A revolving turntable is essential to ensure that food is cooked evenly and the motor can easily be replaced.

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    It is very important that you purchase the correct spare motor for your microwave model – you can ensure you do this, by having your microwave model number to hand.

    Step-by-Step Guide to Replacing a Microwave Turntable Motor:

    1: Unplug the microwave from the power supply.

    2: Remove the glass turntable from inside the microwave.

    3: Turn the microwave upside down being careful not to scratch or damage the exterior surfaces.

    4: Once securely in position, locate and open the motor housing. You will need to remove the retaining screws.

    5: Take some time to see how the motor fits and where the wires are located before unscrewing.

    6: Fit the new motor and reconnect the wires. Check that it is connected in exactly the same way as the original.

    7: Close the housing and refit the screws.

    8: Turn the microwave upright and refit the glass turntable.

    9: Plug in and test to ensure that the motor is working correctly.

    If on inspection the cause of a fault is not immediately apparent you may require the assistance of a trained professional.

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