Microwave turntables are great for ensuring that our food gets cooked evenly. When they become stuck or stop rotating all together, it can be difficult for your cook to get cooked all the way and sometimes even take a lot longer to prepare all together.
Repairing a microwave turntable can be a simple task that you can take care of yourself with the help of a few tools and step-by-step instructions. In this article, we will show you what you need to do to get your turntable working again without investing a lot of your time or money. The problem may lie in the motor itself, or be caused by debris being stuck in the track.
Before we begin, grab the following list of tools for an optimal appliance repair:
- Old toothbrush
- Continuity tester
- Distilled white vinegar
If the motor in your turntable needs to be replaced, you will need these other replacement items:
- Motor Wires
- Motor Belt
Now that you have got your hands on the needed materials, it’s time to begin.
1.) Assess the Turntable Track
Check the turntable’s base, track, guides, and wheels for any kind of foods or debris that may be stuck. The turntable cannot function properly if there is anything in it’s path.
Unplug the microwave before doing any cleaning to ensure your safety. To easily cut out any grease or grime in the track, use the white vinegar in a thin layer and let it sit for 10 minutes before scrubbing with the toothbrush.