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SHARP MICROWAVE WON'T WORK

Somehow my parents (elderly) went to use Sharp microwave and when they punch in the time and try to hit start the word lock shows up on it and it won't work can you help me out, is it junk or something simple?

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Sounds like the child lock has been activated.

Press the Custom Help or Help button to find & change the child lock settings.

Otherwise, please reply back with your model number so we can help you better.

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GE manufactures various models of microwaves with a range of features.
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That would be a bad primary interlock switch (bottom door switch) or its mount is loose or broken.

See this link: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/doorsw.txt

Door switch or mount trouble is usually caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.

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

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This is usually caused by either a bad door switch or a loose door switch mount, which are pretty simple problems to fix.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.

Door switch or mount trouble is usually caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

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If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa:.

If you only need a switch, you can order a universal type here for $5 postpaid.

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You can also call them at 866-779-5835.


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

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