Even if your microwave turntable doesn’t turn, it can still be used. However, this will mean having food which isn’t evenly cooked. So, we are going to show you how to fix your GE microwave turntable.
GE Microwave Turntable Not Turning
If your GE microwave turntable is not turning, there could be a couple of reasons for that. We will talk about these issues in this article.
The Turntable Motor
To replace the turntable motor in a GE microwave, do the following…
Step 1: Turn off and unplug the microwave
Step 2: Take out the screws underneath the microwave which hold the bottom panel in place.
Step 3: Lower the panel down carefully.
Step 4: Disconnect the wire harness connected to the turntable motor.
Step 5: Take out the screw which secures the turntable motor to the microwave.
Step 6: Take the motor out and get a new one.
Step 7: Screw the new turntable motor to the microwave.
Step 8: Connect the wire harness to the turntable motor.
Step 9: Reposition the bottom panel and hold it in place with the screws.
Step 10: Plug the microwave back in.
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The video below will walk you through how to replace the turntable motor in a GE microwave.
The Drive Coupling
Another thing that may prevent your GE microwave turntable from turning is a damaged drive coupling.
Open the microwave door and take out the glass tray. Pull the drive coupling for the hole and inspect for any cracks. If the drive coupling is damaged in any way, replace it.
Glass Tray Support
Your GE microwave turntable may also have stopped turning because of a damaged glass tray support. Open the door of the microwave and take out the glass tray. Inspect the support for any kind of damage. If it’s damaged, replace it.
The Control Board or Panel
In very rare cases, the control board or panel may be the reason your GE microwave turntable motor is not working. Before replacing either of these components, test the turntable motor and the other components listed above. To know how to replace the control board and panel in a GE microwave, read this article.
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GE Microwave Turntable Runs When Door Is Open
If your GE microwave turntable runs when the door is open, the door switch is faulty. To replace a faulty door switch in a GE microwave, do the following…
Step 1: Turn off and unplug the microwave.
Step 2: Take out the screws at the top of the microwave front grille.
Step 3: Open the door of the microwave.
Step 4: Slide the front grille to the left then take it out.
Step 5: Take out the screw right next to the control panel.
Step 6: If there is another screw behind the panel, loosen it as well.
Step 7: Lift the control panel up and lower it down carefully.
Step 8: Take out the two screws that secures the door switch holder to the frame.
Step 9: Bring the door switch holder out.
Step 10: Press the small button on each door switch to know which one is faulty. If the button on one is loose, that is the faulty one.
Step 11: Take the faulty door switch out of the holder and disconnect the wires.
Step 12: Get a new door switch and connect the wires to it.
Step 13: Place the switch back in the holder.
Step 14: Reposition the holder on the frame and hold it in place with the two screws.
Step 15: Lift the control panel up and push it into place.
Step 16: Tighten the screw behind it and return the other one at the side.
Step 17: Return the front grille and hold it in place with the screws.
Step 18: Close the microwave door and plug it back in.
Watch the video below if you would like a visual on how to replace a GE microwave door switch.