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Sharp R-9h91B microwave oven stopped working

My Sharp R-9h91b microwave oven stopped working. The LED panel does not light. I checked the fuse in the microwave and it seems OK. AC current comes into the plug in the back, but seems to stop before it gets to the fuse. Any idea of what to do now?

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If the fuse isn't the problem, check the door hooks and the door-release button. When these are broken, the door switch doesn't activate, so the oven can't work.

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My Sharp R-9h91b microwave oven stopped working. The LED panel does not light. I checked the fuse in the microwave and it seems OK. AC current comes into the plug in the back, but seems to stop before...


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It doesn't work at all If your microwave oven doesn't seem to work at all, check these:

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Door switch If the fuse isn't the problem, check the door hooks and the door-release button. When these are broken, the door switch doesn't activate, so the oven can't work.

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Hi. I would suggest checking out the door switches. There are usually 3. If one of those has failed then the microwave won't operate because of safety reasons. Best to replace all three. If the display on the unit is still fully operational I'd say go for the repair.

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My solution is still visible here: http://www.fixya.com/support/t1083290-sharp_r_9h91b_microwave_oven

But it seems like the site is acting weird or something.

I don't have the other manual, but this repost of my answer covers it all:


Hi, I'm the guy who gave who the service manual link and the long, very detailed answer that covered just about everything that can make a microwave "dead".

You don't actually need the base service manual since this manual has everything you need to locate the parts and the part numbers, as well as the overall schematic.

The magnetron temperature fuse (ref # 1-7, original part # QFS-TA013WRE0) is located in section 3-D of the exploded view on page 25. Physically, it is clipped onto the waveguide above the magnetron and it looks like the right item in the attached drawing.

The oven thermal cutout (TCO) (ref # 1-8, original part # RTHM-A024WRE0) is located in section 2-H of the exploded view on page 25. Physically, it is located on the left side of the chassis near the convection fan assembly and it looks like the left item in the attached drawing.

The best place to order whichever of these you might need is parts is Tritronics. If the part numbers have changed, that will show up on their Web site.

The testing of these parts is simple continuity testing: With your meter on the ohms scale (and oven power unplugged of course) measure the resistance at the terminals of the thermal cutout (TCO). It should read virtually zero. If it reads high / infinity, then it's open and needs to be replaced.

You can also place a jumper or clip lead across the bad (or suspected) device and plug the oven in just long enough to see if it comes to life. Do not cook with the jumper in place, and unplug it right away, avoiding contact with any inside wires or connections.

The schematic on page 4 shows you the "order", if you will, in which the current flows. (Yes, I know it's AC). From the plug, it goes through the oven thermal cutout, then the magnetron temperatuere fuse, then the line fuse.

On that schematic, the very bold black lines show you the essential path required to get power to the board's low voltage transformer, which should result in a lit display assuming the boar dis okay.

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