microwave turntable post broke

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Old 04-30-07, 07:23 AM
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microwave turntable post broke

The post that attaches the turntable of my Kenmore microwave broke clean in half. Is there a glue/fixative that is safe to use in a microwave oven that I can use to re-attach the turntable to the post? Thanks!
 
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Old 04-30-07, 08:06 AM
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Any glue that works should be OK. Microwaves heat by exciting water molecules in food to vibrate/rub against each other causing friction and thereby heat. Most glues for plastic don't have any water in them, or if you use one with water, let it dry completely before use.
 
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The drive that turns the turntable is normally pushed onto a D shaped shaft on the drive motor.
You do not want to glue this piece to the shaft.

Also, they are made of a nylon or polyethylene type of material and do not glue well.
The normal way of working with these types of plastics is with plastic welding.

You could likely pick up a new drive at an appliance parts store for only a few dollars.
 
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microwave turntable

Thanks for two great answers. The drive itself is not broken- just the plastic post, so I should be able to use the plastics glue. Thanks again.
 
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Old 05-06-07, 08:13 AM
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Like I said, plastics do not take glue very well, especially when it has to spin a platter full of food.
Ever try gluing a pair of plastic eyeglasses?

If it is the post on the rotator motor or rotator drive on a belted one you need to replace the motor or shaft assembly.
 
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