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How do you access internal fuse on 2003 Sharp R1500 microwave?

Do not know how to access internal fuse to check/change. Nor how to change either control or display panel. Does microwave have to be taken down to access any or all of these parts, please?

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  • Anthony Barreto-Neto Feb 21, 2012

    Yes it's completely dead, no lights, no sound no nothing as if power isn't even reaching microwave at all. If it weren't one that's goes with stove & very good one I'd consider buying new, but be hard to find match with stove for reasonable price.
    Really needed to know if I have to take it down to get to fuse and it seems I do if located where or near where power cord comes in.



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SOURCE: Makes a loud humming sound and blows fuse behind controll panel

Most likely a shorted capacitor is causing the fuse to blow. Easy and cheap to fix.
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no the control does not come off from behind.

what you will find is the top vent grill has to come off first. it has 2 phillips screws that hold it to the top of your unit.
you will find 4 screws on the top, go ahead and take all 4 out and then pull the grill out from the top and hinge outward to remove/ once the grill is off, then there is 1 more phillips screw that holds the control board/ touch panel to the frame. remove and then lift up then out on the panel.
now that you are into the unit, make sure you have UNPLUGGED it first. the fuse is about 1 1/4 inch long white ceramic material with metal ends. you can find a new one at a radio shack or get one online for your unit. r/s has them for cheap and if that allows the unit to run again, great, but...
there was something that caused the fuse to go bad. so dont be surprised if you need a diode or capacitor to fix why the fuse went bad.

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your fuse will be located somewhere close to where the power cord comes in. It's not a regular glass fuse it looks like ceramic with the silver looking ends that's your fuse

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You have to replace the control board. Sharp has had problems with the display boards for awhile. There is no bulb or fuse you can change.

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SOURCE: My sharp carousel II microwave doesn't seem to

Is it dead, meaning no display, no light when you open the door and no beeps when you press a pad on the keypad?

We have the relevant service / repair manuals for this model and have uploaded it to our site here and here to help you.

They will give you safety info, step by step help in disassembly, troubleshooting tips, and part numbers.

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I would suspect the 20A ceramic line fuse or the magnetron temperature fuse.

You can order parts from Encompass here or you can call them toll-free at 866-779-5835.

20A ceramic fuses are available at local appliance part stores or places like Wal-Mart and Lowe's.

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