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Sharp R-1480 Waveguide

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I agree with you that it is much better to replace the waveguide.
Can you please tell me where i can get this part for my Sharp R-1480 ?

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The best place to order Sharp parts is Tritronics.

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Sparks inside a wolf mw24 inside in right wall cover plate


The right side wall cover plate is the "waveguide cover."

It protects the waveguide and the magnetron at the other end from moisture, grease, and food particles.

If these remain stuck to the waveguide cover, arcing can occur, which will damage and / or destroy the cover, the waveguide or even the magnetron or the oven chassis.

As with most problems, this should be addressed sooner rather than later or it will only get worse, and may become unrepairable.

The similar Sharp model R-530E-series service manuals are here and here. They will help with disassembly, but the external / cosmetic parts will not interchange.

The Wolf waveguide number is 801798 and Wolf part ordering information is here.

The oven cavity and waveguide must be clean and if any spot is scorched or chipped, it must be sanded smooth, cleaned and dried, then touched up with appliance paint, available from local big box stores, home centers, appliance parts stores, and hardware stores.

Leave the door open overnight to dry the paint. Then install the new waveguide cover.

If the chassis or waveguide have holes in them, the oven must be scrapped and replaced.

For more free DIY and other help & advice, feel free to contact me via my site.

Please include FULL model number*, FCC ID number*, + detailed symptom information. ( * on the tag in cooking cavity or around door frame or control frame or on back)

William E. Miller, AS-EET
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Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide
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Dec 05, 2016 | In Microwave Ovens

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I REQUIRE A WAVEGUIDE COVER REPLACEMENT SHARP


Here's a link to the parts listing at searspartsdirect.com:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Sharp-Parts/Microwave-Parts/Model-R120DK/0958/0123245?searchedModel=r-120d&blt=

The list also includes helpful schematic diagrams that you can print for future troubleshooting.

if you need further assistance, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Nov 03, 2010 | Sharp R-120D Microwave Oven

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How do I install a waveguide in a Sharp microwave oven? The old one burned through because of corrosion beneath it. I sanded it & repainted with rust preventative paint. I don't want to break it during...


If you mean the waveguide cover, those are almost always mica or plastic.

They would normally install by sliding them into slots in the cavity or ceiling, and sometimes they are held in pl;ace with a plastic rivet, too.

If a waveguide cover is damaged, it should be replaced with a new one, not repaired in any way.

Arcing will occur, which can damage your magnetron, waveguide, and / or chassis.

If you mean the waveguide itself, which channels the microwave energy from the magnetron to the cooking cavity, that cannot be removed or replaced. They are welded in place. If the waveguide is bad, the oven has to be replaced.

We have quite a few Sharp service manuals which cover disassembly and parts lists, etc. If we have it, I can point you to a link to download it free.

Feel free to contact me directly with your model number.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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May 25, 2010 | Sharp Microwave Ovens

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Waveguids burnt and used


The best place to orderSharp parts is Tritronics. Or you can call them at 866-779-5835.

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Dec 15, 2008 | Sharp R-1480 Microwave Oven

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Sparking


Quite often this is due to grease or food particles stuck somewhere in the cavity of the oven or stuck on or behind the waveguide cover.

It may also be in the area of the turntable support, coupler, or motor.

The waveguide cover (also called a spatter shield) is usually about the size of a playing card and often held in place by a plastic rivet.

In some models it is a larger stirrer cover type made of thicker plastic in the ceiling of the oven.

It can be fragile, and the metal edges of the oven behind it can be sharp, so be careful!

The cover and the metal behind it should be cleaned with a mild, non-ammonia cleaner.

If the cavity metal of the oven is chipped or charred, it will have to be sanded smooth and clean and dried thoroughly.

Then you can apply some high-temperature appliance paint, available from places like Wal-Mart, Lowe's or Builder's Square.

If your waveguide cover is burned, it will need to be replaced. It provides important protection for the magnetron.

The best place to order Sharp parts is Tritronics. You can also call them at 866-779-5835.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Dec 06, 2008 | Sharp R-1480 Microwave Oven

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Microwave doing lightning


Quite often this is due to grease or food particles stuck to the inside of the oven or stuck on or behind the waveguide cover.

The waveguide cover is usually about the size of a playing card and often held in place by a plastic rivet.

In some models it is a larger stirrer cover type made of thicker plastic in the ceiling of the oven.

It can be fragile, and the metal edges of the oven behind it can be sharp, so be careful!

The cover and the metal behind it should be cleaned with a mild, non-ammonia cleaner.

If the cavity metal of the oven is chipped or charred, it will have to be sanded smooth and clean and dried thoroughly.

Then you can apply some high-temperature appliance paint, available from places like Wal-Mart, Lowe's or Builder's Square.

If your waveguide cover is burned, it will need to be replaced. It provides important protection for the magnetron.

Please write back with your brand and model number if you need further help.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Sep 08, 2008 | Sharp R-1480 Microwave Oven

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Waveguide cover


If it's damaged and cleaning won't take care of it, you can buy a new waveguide cover from Tritronics at http://www.wehaveparts.com

We have the full service manual at our site for your convenience:
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/r820bc_bk_bw_sm.pdf

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Feb 03, 2008 | Sharp R-820B Convection/Microwave Oven

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Thermador MBBS/01


Quite often this is due to grease or food particles stuck to the inside of the oven or stuck on or behind the waveguide cover.

The waveguide cover is usually about the size of a playing card and held in place by a plastic rivet.

It can be fragile, and the metal edges of the oven behind it can be sharp, so be careful!

The cover and the metal behind it should be cleaned with a mild, non-ammonia cleaner.

If the cavity metal of the oven is chipped or charred, it will have to be sanded smmoth and clean.

Then you can apply some high-temperature appliance paint, available from places like Wal-Mart or Lowe's.

If your waveguide cover is burned, it will need to be replaced.

Nov 26, 2007 | Thermador MBBS Microwave Oven

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