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Faulty Microwave Oven .. is it worth trying to fix ?

Discussion in 'Appliances' started by wbmkk, 26 Aug 2013.

  1. wbmkk

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    We have a microwave oven, which has a grill and convection oven built in, but it has just packed in .... the turntable won't turn.

    Is it worth trying to fix it ?

    No doubt electrical repair companies have a high initial fee, for their inspection, then, if they can fix the problem, the cost will probably be high too.

    The oven cost £169, about 4 years ago. It's a Sharp R-890SLM.

    thanks for any advice
     
  2. fidom

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    It probably needs a new turntable motor so it should be possible for a repairer to quote you a repair price over the phone. I don't normally suggest people attempt DIY repairs on microwaves but changing the turntable motor can sometimes be done with minimal dismantling. On some models there is a round inspection cover on the underside of the appliance which needs to be broken off (you will see what I mean if you take a look) and can be re-fitted using a couple of self tapper screws. There is then just a couple of wires and screws to remove to change the motor.
     
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    Does not cook or simply a problem with turntable?
     
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