Question about Sharp R530EWT Countertop Microwave Oven with 1,200 Cooking Watts, 13 Sensor Cook Settings and 8 Defrost Options, 1200 Watts, 2.0 cu. ft. Capacity, 1200 Watts Output Power, 16 Carousel Turntable Diameter, 16 Digit/2 Color Display, 13 Sensor Cook Settings, 8
I have a Sharp Carousel R530BK microwave oven. When you choose any cooking option and push the start button, the timer starts counting down but that is all that happens - no cooking. If I maintain slight pressure on the button that opens the door, the unit then cooks, but it stops as soon as I let off the button (the timer keeps counting down, however). This unit was built in 1998 so i don't want to stick much money in it. Can this problem be fixed cheaply and how?
There are door switches and one of them is evidently out of adjustment or the little actuator arm on it is.
Posted on Nov 27, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: No Heat
This is probably due to a bad door switch, most likely the top one. The microwave got hot because the cooling fan was not running. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info (as well as a text file which helps in diagnosing and repairing door switch problems) at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your model number here: http://www3.sears.com/
Posted on Apr 26, 2007
SOURCE: stops cooking
This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or a problem on the control panel.
Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside.
This can be caused by slamming the door or by habitually opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.
If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
You can usually find an exploded view by entering your FULL model number here: http://www3.sears.com (the 3 is correct)
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Posted on Jan 20, 2008
SOURCE: Sharp R-405KS stopped cooking.
So the oven lamp comes on but the turntable and internal cooling fan do not?
If that is incorrect, please reply back and correct me.
If that's the scenario you have, then you have a bad primary interlock (bottom door switch) or its mount is broken or loose.
We have the service 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.
The best place to order parts for this brand is Encompass (formerly Tritronics). Or you can call them toll-free at 866-779-5835.
If a switch is all you need, we offer a universal type for only $5 postpaid which you can order here.
We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
if you have a warranty get a new one installed they have to honor your warranty or better yet if they want payment you want new unit sometimes they come deffective from the factory ad you may have gotten one of them
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
Sounds like the inverter (power supply for cooking) or the magnatron which does the work----neither are cheap parts.
Posted on Oct 17, 2012
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