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Why is my microwave making groaning noises?

When my microwave is running it makes a loud, groaning noise. It seems to heat the food properly.

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Is the moaning noise really loud and constant or random?


mine just started to moan instead of heat, obviously an electrical problem, not mechanical.


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Check the rollers on the roller ring under the turntable, for flat spots. Flat spots on the rollers can cause the turntable ring to stutter or make a grinding noise as the rollers are 'dragged' past the flat spots.

If the rollers do have flat spots on them, (check all 3 rollers) you will have to replace the entire roller ring as the rollers are not a separate replacement item.

If the rollers seem OK then perhaps the turntable drive motor is failing and needs to be replaced.

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