• ** REMEMBER! **The microwave can still shock you even unplugged!!

    ALWAYS discharge the high-voltage capacitor first if you even think your hands will come close to any HIGH VOLTAGE components.

    Jeff mentions this: Anything in the high voltage ( magnetron, capacitor, diode, wires to and from ):
    ...Use a metal ( not the shiny chrome type ) screw driver with a insulated handle to short across ( touch both at the same time ) the terminals of the high voltage capacitor to discharge it.

    From Jeff's site: http://www.applianceaid.com/component-testing.php

    Jake

Cuisinart cmw-100 - cannot find correct turntable motor

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CMW-100
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6-10 years
Hello

I've tried several motors and each one allows the turntable to rotate at least once, then quits. Wish I had kept the original motor. Cannot find the exact motor for that model. I've been all over the internet! Cuisinart suggests I send in the microwave for repair. (that'll cost more than the whole unit!). I hate to give up. I just know that part is out there somewhere!

Thanks!
 

Dan O.

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Identify the coupler

I've tried several motors and each one allows the turntable to rotate at least once, then quits.
I don't know why that would be. All turntable motors should be capable of turning any tray. Are you certain the tray or turntable shaft aren't binding somehow?

Wish I had kept the original motor. Cannot find the exact motor for that model.
Yes, the numbers on the original might have been useful. The only factory replacement parts I see available for that model are the turntable drive shaft, the turntable support ring and the glass turntable itself.

If we can identify the m/w manufacturer, we might be able to come up with the mating motor from a different brand made by the same OEM supplier. Usually the tray drive shaft is unique to a particular manufacturer. If we can identify the coupler used on your model I might be able to trace it back to a different brand where more replacement parts are available.

Here is the replacement turntable shaft for your model. Look at it and see if it's the same as yours.
LINK > CMW-100SHAFT Shaft

If the above is the same as yours, try to compare yours to the pictures of the shafts at the links below that looked close:

LINK > 4370W3A001A Glass tray coupling
LINK > WB06X10420 turntable coupler
LINK > WPDE67-00213A carousel tray drive coupler
LINK > WB06X10144 Turntable coupler
LINK > 4370W1A009A Turntable coupling
LINK > DE67-00251A Coupler

I think these might be the closest,
LINK > WB06X10861 Coupler
LINK > 5304463315 Turntable coupler
LINK > W10605644 Shaft


If any look the same, I can try to find their mating motors to see if they're available for purchase but I still think you should look at the motor's mounting and operation to see if it's binding somewhere.


Dan O.
 
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