If your Sharp microwave turntable isn’t turning, it can still be used. However, using it in this condition will mean having food that is not evenly cooked. So, if you would like to know how to fix your Sharp microwave turntable, keep reading.
Sharp Microwave Turntable Is Not Turning
If your Sharp microwave turntable is not turning, it could be the result of a faulty turntable motor, damaged drive coupling or the glass tray support.
How to Replace a Sharp Microwave Turntable Motor
To replace a Sharp microwave turntable motor, do the following…
Step 1: First, unplug the microwave.
Step 2: Open the microwave door and take out the glass tray and support.
Step 3: Close the microwave door.
Step 4: Take out the screws underneath the microwave which hold the bottom panel in place. Only take out the screws securing the bottom panel.
Step 5: Lower the panel down.
Step 6: Take out the two screws securing the turntable motor to the microwave.
Step 7: Note where each wire goes on the turntable motor then disconnect them.
Step 8: Get a new turntable motor and connect it to the right terminals of the new turntable motor.
Step 9: Screw the turntable motor to the microwave.
Step 10: Return the bottom panel of the microwave and hold it in place with the screws.
Step 11: Open the microwave door and return the glass tray and support.
Step 12: Close the door and plug the microwave back in.
Follow the steps above if your Sharp microwave turntable is making noise.
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If your Sharp microwave turntable is not turning still, inspect the drive coupling. Open the microwave door and take out the glass tray. Pull out the drive coupling and inspect it for any damages. If the drive coupling is cracked or damaged in anyway, you will need to replace it.
Your Sharp microwave turntable may also have stopped turning because of a bad glass tray support. Inspect the glass tray support closely for any damages. Replace it if there are any.
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