Each of us has long been accustomed to using a microwave oven in everyday life, so any breakdown associated with it causes unexpected discomfort. The most annoying thing is when the breakdown is minor, yet it causes the microwave to stop working.

Mechanical problems typically include the following:

  1. A strange problem indeed, but it happens – the size of the tray or container used when heating food exceeds the permissible size for your microwave model. Sometimes, something too large is placed in the microwave, which, when rotated, begins to touch the walls of the oven, leading to problems. This malfunction is easily rectified by using a container or tray that matches the performance characteristics of your microwave.
  2. Another possibility is that the weight of the food in the oven is too heavy, causing the motor to struggle and fail to rotate. By reducing the weight of the food, the problem is often resolved.
  3. Food particles or dirt may cause the turntable to rotate with difficulty or not rotate at all. This problem can be solved by cleaning. It’s advisable to clean the microwave regularly, as recommended by any manufacturer, to reduce the risk of such malfunctions. In such cases, cleaning serves as a universal remedy.
  4. Incorrect installation of the tray is another mechanical problem. It often happens that the tray is placed crookedly, failing to fit into a special groove, which can result in rotation issues. Ensure the dish is correctly installed.

Technical reasons for the plate not spinning. There are six such reasons:

  1. Failure of the gearbox gear. Unfortunately, replacement is necessary here, but our store can quickly provide the right gear.
  2. Breakdown of the motor shaft coupling, resulting in slippage. This problem is also solved by replacing the part.
  3. Motor winding problem in the microwave. Such a malfunction usually requires the expertise of a technician; in some cases, the motor winding can be replaced, but often, buying and installing a new motor is the solution.
  4. Short circuit or poor contact in the power supply circuit. Such a malfunction requires detection and repair by a microwave oven repair specialist.
  5. Failure of the microwave oven motor. This issue is resolved by replacing the motor.

Why should you call Optimus Appliance & HVAC Inc.?

A non-spinning microwave plate can be a frustrating issue, but it’s often caused by common mechanical or electrical problems that can be easily resolved. By following the tips outlined in this blog post, you can diagnose the issue and restore your microwave’s turntable to proper working condition. If you encounter any difficulties or require professional assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to the experts at Optimus Appliance & HVAC Inc. for reliable service and support. Keep your microwave running smoothly and enjoy evenly cooked meals with a properly spinning turntable! Entrust your microwave to professionals and call us at +1(858)225-1715.

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