Question about Sharp R-1610 Microwave Oven
My sharp microwave is under 6 months old. I was using it for quick heat ups of my pets food, and now it isn't heating up at all. It started making a louder noise than before and I think I smelled a weird burning smell. Could I have burned out the engine doing these short heatups?
It may be a shorted high voltage diode.
Since it's less than one year old, it would be fully covered under warranty. I'd suggest contacting the manufacturer to get it fixed free.
You can contact Sharp at 1-800-BE-SHARP (1-800-237-4277) or visit them online.
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Posted on Mar 02, 2009
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I always recommend that folks put food off-center on the turntable to assure more even heating.
It's a stirring action, so imagine how inefficient it would be to stir just by twirling a spoon in the center of your coffee!
Also, when you put your food off-center, you're not putting it in the same spot every time. That will help prevent repeated heating of the the same spot on the glass, which can lead to weakness and cracking.
The turntable generally replaces the stirrer, which actually scrambles and stirs the microwaves as they come out of the waveguide from the magnetron. But some models, notably GE's, have both.
So if you're placing the food properly and it's still burning, since it's under warranty, contact Sharp at 1-800-BE-SHARP (1-800-237-4277) to see about getting it checked.
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