Microwaves: Microwave spare parts
How much do spare parts for microwaves cost?
A broken turntable doesn’t have to mean the end for your microwave. Spare parts are widely available from microwave manufacturers and spare part specialists, and buying a spare part rather than a new microwave could save you hundreds of pounds.
The most common microwave spare part you'll need will be the turntable, most microwaves have one and they can become damaged over time.
As they're made of glass, dropping them can lead to cracks, chipping and breaking.
Generic microwave turntables of all sizes are available online for about £10, branded turntables will cost more.
Another common spare part for microwaves is the set of rollers that the turntable sits on.
If the rollers break the, turntable is unlikely to revolve properly and this could lead to your food not being heated all of the way through.
The good news is that if the wheels fall off your roller you'll be able to buy a new set for between £10 and £35.
Other microwave spares
Screw in light-bulbs for microwaves, spindles which fit beneath the turntable to help it revolve, tri-arm rollers and grill-racks are all available for around £5 online.
Where to buy microwave spare parts
The manufacturer of your microwave will always be an excellent first port of call if you're looking for a spare part. But specialist spares dealers on the internet are also worth checking out should you need a spare part.
Partmaster is part of the DSG group that owns Currys. Dixons and PC World. It covers most microwave brands and has generic spare part options available too.
Phone - 0844 800 3456.
Website - www.partmaster.co.uk
Espares specialises in branded spare parts for electrical and garden equipment. You'll be able to find spares for 73 brands of microwave on its site.
Phone - 0845 230 6 230.
Website - www.espares.co.uk
Easy spares stocks branded and generic spares for microwaves including turntables, rollers, bulbs and even magnetrons.
Phone - 0870 514 3099.
Website - www.easyspares.co.uk