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Microwave Plate Is Not Spinning

Microwave Plate Is Not Spinning

Is your microwave plate not turning? It could be one of four things.

Microwave ovens are popular kitchen appliances all over the USA; they are convenient cooking and warming appliances for kitchens, dorm rooms, and campers alike. Of course, sometimes things don’t go according to plan. Your microwave oven might start running into problems, and one of the most common is that the microwave plate is not spinning.

Microwave Plate Is Not Spinning: Reasons and Solutions

Turntable Is Off Its Track

The turntable sits on a spinning knob and a circular track with wheels. These wheels fit into a circular groove at the bottom of the microwave oven interior. The track and the turntable plate must sit correctly for the plate to rotate. Check to see if everything is in the right position, and briefly run the microwave to see if it is spinning correctly again.

Something’s Obstructing the Turntable

You might discover in your inspection that something is obstructing the turntable. Is there a large crumb, packaging, or anything else that could obstruct the turntable from turning? Remove obstructions and clean your microwave oven thoroughly so that it is spotless and smooth. This solution is an easy fix!

The Turntable Rotation Is Off

Does your microwave oven have the option to turn off the turntable’s rotation? Some microwaves have this feature to make it possible to warm up or cook larger dishes that cannot make a full rotation within the oven. If you are using your microwave in this way, you can stir the dish midway to ensure even cooking. 

Did someone use this setting recently? Consult your microwave oven manual to see how to turn the function on and off. 

The Turntable Motor Is Broken

If the setting is on and it is still not turning, and you’ve checked the other possible problems, then it’s likely that the turntable motor is broken. You can call a kitchen appliance repair company to make it good as new. If you live in the Baltimore area, you can call Landers Appliance!

Are you experiencing other microwave oven problems? It might be time to replace it entirely. Otherwise, know your microwave oven so that you might understand the cause of any microwave problem.

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