Question about Sharp R-308H Microwave Oven
From moment of receipt, the door release push button did not have any resistance to release the door. Could the lever have been broken in shipment? Is this a replacement part? Where do you obtain the special hex type screwdriver head to remove the sheet metal housing?
Yes it is possible the door open lever got broken in shipping.
If your model has anti-tamper screws, you can remove them using using a T20H Torx type or GTXH20-100 screwdriver. If the correct tool is not available, there are several ways to remove the screws:
- Use a hammer and a small punch or similar tool to knock out the middle post of the screw, then use a standard T20 Torx bit to remove the screws. (Use safety glasses).
- Insert a small flat-bladed screwdriver (such as a jeweler’s type) into the slot between the post and the edge, tap the screwdriver firmly with a hammer to loosen the screw, grip the screwdriver with pliers, and remove the screw.
- Use a hacksaw or Dremel tool to cut a slot in the head of the screw, then use a flat-bladed screwdriver to remove the screws. (Use safety glasses).
Once the cover's off, you can see the door opening parts. It's probably the lever.
The best place to order Sharp parts is Tritronics.
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Posted on Oct 22, 2008
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