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Is a 16 year old Sharp Model R-5A54 Microwave worth having repaired and if so, how do I find a place to fix it in the Detroit area It won't come on at all........is there a fuse in it?

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SOURCE: Sharp Carousel Microwave door latch stopped working door won't stay closed

Microwavesvc, that's what I've had happen with my sharp also, I carved a hook out of a piece of plastic and then epoxied it in, and haven't had any more problems with that.

Another problem I've had with the sharp (that just reoccured, I'm trying to figure it out) is that the micro-switches that the door latch push have gone bad. Originally just one went bad and I replaced it, now the micro has the light and fan on, and won't recognize being closed...

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Lost the LED display on

We repair those for US and Canadian customers, but in the UK you can contact Quality Electronic Repairs.

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Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

Here is a helpful link you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/cap_test.html

Info on ordering Sharp UK parts / spares is here.

The best place to order Sharp parts in the US is Tritronics.

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Posted on Aug 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Dead microwave!

Hi Kevin

If your microwave oven doesn't seem to work at all, check these:
Fuses Usually, when your microwave oven doesn't work it all, the internal fuse (thermal fuse) is blown. This fuse protects both you and the oven. When it blows, you need to have a qualified appliance repair technician replace it.

Door switch If the fuse isn't the problem, check the door hooks and the door-release button. When these are broken, the door switch doesn't activate, so the oven can't work.

If still you are unable to diagnose the issue then it is recommended to call a local repair center for this to get fixed as Microwave usually have high voltage even when it is turned off.

Please do rate the solution as FixYa and revert for further assistance.

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Rylee

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Sharp model R-1871 shuts off every 59 seconds

This is a problem in one of the damper-related components, either the switch or motor or the damper door may be binding.

The damper is a door inside that opens or closes depending on cooking mode. If the controller senses that the door is not in the right position, it will shut down the cook cycle.

Sharp models stop after 59 seconds.

See the attached sample drawing for a typical damper assembly.

We have the applicable service manuals for these models and have uploaded it to our site here and here to help you.

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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