• ** 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

R930AK Older microwave convection oven carousel occasionally turns

Felix Delaroux

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Joined
Mar 13, 2019
Messages
9
Location
Oregon
Model Number
R930AK
Brand
Sharp
Age
More than 10 years
This unit was produced in 2001. A few years ago, the carousel decided it would prefer to turn clockwise. The rare times it turns counterclockwise, it works great. Clockwise, not so much. It will turn a few times then just sit there and click. Thoughts?

Thanks!
Felix
 

Felix Delaroux

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Messages
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Location
Oregon
Ha! Yah, I kinda came to the same conclusion — so what if it doesn’t turn? That said, the replacement motor is cheap enough it may be a worthwhile repair. Thanks, Dan!
 

Dan O.

Appliance Tech
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Messages
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Location
Canada
so what if it doesn’t turn?
If the turntable isn't rotating you'll get uneven cooking and maybe a slight chance of the microwaves being reflected back to the magnipetron tube, shortening its lifespan. Mainly just bad cooking results.
 
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