• ** 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

Question about Samsung Microwave Coupler/Turntable Motor

wyclef

Premium Member
Joined
Dec 1, 2013
Messages
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Location
ny
Model Number
mw620wa
Brand
Samsung
Age
6-10 years
Hi, the turntable motor burnt out recently, fusing the coupler to the motor. Wouldn't spin at all. Replaced it with a new motor and coupler from here:

Turntable Motor DE31-10154D Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com
Coupler DE67-60081A Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com

Everything 'seems' to be working fine except I do hear a quiet slight tink tink noise after the microwave is complete and thought I detected the table spinning with a bit of resistance at one point although that could be my imagination. I'm going to keep an eye on it but am wondering if these motors have a break-in period? Also, is there a positive and negative terminal on the motor or does it not matter which side the black and red wire are attached to. Is there anything else I should be looking for here? Everything else seems to work fine.

Thanks
 

jeff1

Appliance Tech - Moderator
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Messages
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Location
Ontario, Canada
Hi,

I do hear a quiet slight tink tink noise after the microwave is complete
That often is the metal coils on the magnetron contracting and cooling off...I hear it once in a while also.

Also, is there a positive and negative terminal on the motor
Nope.

jeff.
 
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