Question about Sharp R-1500 Microwave Oven
This is probably a bad bottom door switch or its mount is broken or misaligned.
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.
We have the full service manual for this model and have uploaded it to our site here to help you.
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If a switch is all you need, we offer a universal type for only $5 postpaid which you can order here.
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Posted on Jan 11, 2009
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