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Sharp Carousel R530BK microwave won't cook unless light pressure is kept on the door button.

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?

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    PLEASE tell me you found the solution to this. We have the same model and same problem.

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There are door switches and one of them is evidently out of adjustment or the little actuator arm on it is.

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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

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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)

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

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

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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

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SOURCE: Sharp 1874- Door seems to "jar open" and oven stops

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

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SOURCE: Sharp R-1510 1000 watts microwave, not heating

Sounds like the inverter (power supply for cooking) or the magnatron which does the work----neither are cheap parts.

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I was unable to locate a service repair manual specific to your microwave; sorry.

You'll must likely have to find a Sharp service and repair center.
I've attached a link that contains the user's manual to your microwave...it has the phone number and address of Sharp; perhaps you can phone them and ask where a repair center is located.

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