Question about Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Set my sharp carousel 316f microwave for 20 min. The contents caught on fire and now the microwave has no power to it, i checked power at the outlets and i had 120v. Is there a replaceable fuse in the microwave? A heat sensor that needs to cool down before power os restored? Help! My wife loves this thing!

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 178 Answers

Most likely the cavity temp fuse is open. Sharp mounts theirs typically near the back of the unit, on the top center.

Posted on Oct 28, 2013

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Repairman can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Repairman (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

SOURCE: Sharp Carousel Convection Microwave R-9H56 suddenly stops heating

at highvoltage section wiring may bae problem, check wiring and connectrors of magnetron and capacitor and transformer.

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

SOURCE: Microwave fuse keeps blowing

ckeck your door switches and h.v doides if you know how if do not get serviced by technician

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

MicrowaveSvc
  • 9086 Answers

SOURCE: R-4H84 Sharp Carousel II microwave oven stoped working

A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

The fuse is normally located on the floor of the chassis behind the control panel or between the door switches.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout (TCO) / thermal fuse on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the magnetron thermostat to open.

Then when it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.

When checking thermostats, if it has a hood fan thermostat, that should read open, as opposed to the others, which should read closed.

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

If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.

If it goes dead or blows the breaker when you plug it in or open or close the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch mount.

If it's intermittent or random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or a loose fuse holder, or even an intermittent fuse.

You should do a continuity test on the fuse while it's in the holder (with the microwave unplugged, of course) then turn the fuse by hand or take it out and put it back in, then test it again.

If you remove the fuse, then press the meter leads against the ends, it can allow internal contact to be made and make a bad fuse appear to be good.

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

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

WHLanteigne
  • 4 Answers

SOURCE: how to replace thermal fuse/flame sensor

GE JES 1358 WK 01 microwave:
I recently had the same problem with a "flame sensor, " aka "thermal switch." My microwave is a "throwaway" model, very few repair parts available. I didn't want to replace it, so I did a little bit of research into thermal switches. I actually found one that would replace it for about $5 (plus $5 shipping).
Mine uses a "bimetal" thermal switch. There are three kinds of bimetal thermal switches: automatic reset, manual reset, and "one time use." The really interesting thing is this: the "one time use" resets (!!!) if the ambient temperature is below 0 degrees C, or 32 F (freezing); or, in some cases, -31 C, or about -22 F.
I put my "dead" flame sensor in the -10 F part of the freezer for about 20 minutes...
Checked it with my multimeter, and the once-dead sensor now read continuity (zero ohms)!!!
Reinstalled it in the microwave, and now it works fine.
So if you have a dead sensor- try freezing it...

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

MicrowaveSvc
  • 9086 Answers

SOURCE: My sharp carousel II microwave doesn't seem to

Is it dead, meaning no display, no light when you open the door and no beeps when you press a pad on the keypad?

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

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

Most computers will open these documents automatically, but you may need the free Adobe Reader

I would suspect the 20A ceramic line fuse or the magnetron temperature fuse.

You can order parts from Encompass here or you can call them toll-free at 866-779-5835.

20A ceramic fuses are available at local appliance part stores or places like Wal-Mart and Lowe's.

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

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

HOW DO i CHANGE THE BULB IN MY SHARP R-651ZM MICROWAVE OVEN


Changing the light bulb on your Sharp carousel microwave will allow you to have needed light inside the oven. Microwaves are not designed for consumers to change the light bulb due to manufacturer liability, but it can be done. Following the proper steps will ensure a successful installation. Step 1 Unplug the Sharp carousel microwave from the electrical outlet.
Step 2 Locate the screws around the outer cover of the Sharp carousel microwave and unscrew all the screws.
Step 3 Lift off the covering.
Step 4 Locate the bulb and unscrew. Screw in your new bulb.
Step 5 Replace the cover and screw back tightly. Once done, test your new bulb.

Oct 10, 2017 | Sharp Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Heat: I placed a microwavable food product in my sharp carousel r-1505. there was a tiny piece of the foil still attached to the rim of the product container. upon start, the foil immediately caught...


Maybe. The presence of metallic material (foil, stainless steel silverware, etc.) in an operating microwave oven creates electric arcs between the foil and the inside wall of the oven. And this can destroy the electric components.

Sep 22, 2013 | Sharp R-1505 Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Sharp Carousel microwave - 1200 watts - Model R530EKT - caught on fire while using


you must carefully and read your instr. manual if some material inside the microwave can be produce fire. Otherwise the microwave can be old and the electronic component deterioring and cause exploding.Some time the material inside from the microwaves, is corroded, and the irradiation can be produce Fire. Tes the indication given.

God bless you

Oct 01, 2012 | Sharp R-510HW Microwave Oven

3 Answers

Built-in Sharp Carousel II Microwave Convection Oven died.


There are a couple of safety thermostats in the oven to shut down power if something overheats. One is on the magnetron tube (the microwave source), the other is on the cooking cavity. These sometimes go bad. There's also a power line fuse that may have failed, or become loose in its mounting clips. These can be tested with an ohmmeter; they should all measure very close to zero ohms if they're good.

Another possibility is that the control circuit board in the oven may have failed. I have worked on several Sharp ovens where the power transformer for the board has gone bad for no good reason. If the board goes bad the oven may appear to be dead as well.

Microwave servicing is best left to professionals. If you're thinking of keeping this one, take it to a service shop (or call for home service) and get an estimate. Then decide whether to repair or replace.

Hope this has helped a little. Thanks for using Fixya!

Feb 02, 2010 | Sharp R-1874 Convection/Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Sharp Carousel Microwave has no power


I too believe that a "protection fuse" was possibly blown. It would need to be found and get replaced. Hopefully it is just a fuse and nothing else because the way it sounds to me, the microwave may be damaged.

Good Luck!

Jun 11, 2009 | Sharp R-1870 Convection/Microwave Oven

1 Answer

Buzzes when starting then blows the fuse


there is an electrical problem.
my suggestion is that you will have to dispose that microwave and get a new one.
you dont want to chance a fire. andwave c yes mircroan cause fires.

Apr 26, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

1 Answer

Is there a recall on Sharp Carousel Microwave R-530 LW series. I have one and it is so loud when I turn it on. It is like something is loose inside and rattling.


We had an R-240 or R-250. I can't tell you which because the other night while not in use it caught our kitchen on fire. It was just plugged in and not in use. The insurance guy said that this can happen. Maybe don't buy the R series from Sharp. Or keep it unplugged when not in use.

Jun 23, 2008 | Sharp Microwave Ovens

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microwave Ovens Logo

Related Topics:

35 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microwave Ovens Experts

William Miller
William Miller

Level 3 Expert

9086 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

77169 Answers

Are you a Microwave Oven Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...