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Plastic start button broken and start feature on board failed

I have a 5 year old Sharp R-1502 OTR that the start button failed. I took off the cover and discovered that the start button has broken away from the plastic frame that holds it in.

Also I discovered that on the start “square” on the board (circuit board?) does not work. All others appear to be working fine.

Are there replacement cover and board available? I do have photos of the parts mentioned above.

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You have to be sure the door switch connector is plugged into the board or it will not Start.

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

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

You will need the
free Acrobat Reader to view or print it in case you don't have it already.

You can order a new and improved select button assembly here.

Other parts can be ordered from Encompass (formerly Tritronics). Or you can call them toll-free at 866-779-5835.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number) for more information & help.

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