I'm not comfortable unplugging motors since I'm not sure of the wiring. There is no turntable. When I initially changed the "rubber band" belt, the sound was what I was used to. After a short time it became a lower decibel sound that seemed not to run normally. Sorry I can't identify the sound better. I'm concerned of the safety of running the appliance as is. The microwave does heat. I've not tried using the convection feature.
Thanks. I appreciate your prompt response. This appliance is 14 years old so I'm questioning how much repair should be done versus replacing the appliance. Is the stirrer motor a usual problem occurring over time?
I just heated some veggies and the sound I hear is like something is running but not accomplishing anything. The veggies were heated, but I wonder if this might be what I could expect if the stirrer motor was not working properly and moving the microwaves around. I can see the fan on the right side, and it does move I think normally. There is no way I can observe the stirrer as the door must be closed. Any other thoughts?
Thanks again for your help. Guess I'll need to make some decisions on using it as is for a time, and look at repair versus replace.
I am not accessing the answer- just a blank screen. Norma
We have completed our conversation. The blank screen finally resolved, and your answers have helped. Thanks again. Norma
Awesome. Than you for the update!