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Microwave works fine, but wont heat food....

My microwave last night when I hit the start button made a HUGE POP and now wont heat food.
Everything else works fine. What should I do?

I have a Sharp model R-1610

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I would say the high voltage rectifier diode has blown.

See http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/diode.html for help in diagnosis.

Okay, now that I see the model number, that's a US model:

You can usually find exploded views and order parts by entering your model number here at the Sears parts site.

The best place to order Sharp parts is Tritronics.

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

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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