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Opened door with nine seconds still in cooking mode---that is where it sets today.

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Thanks for using FixYa. By reading the issue it seems that your Microwave is stuck in cooking mode so you need to reset the microwave so that it can come out of that mode. 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.


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Posted on May 10, 2009

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See the sample drawing for a typical damper assembly. http://www.fixya.com/uploads/Howto/B27054B.jpg

We have the applicable service manuals here and here.

You can order Dacor parts by part number from Encompass here.

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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 (and Sharp-made Dacor / Wolf) models stop after 59 seconds.

See the attached sample drawing for a typical damper assembly.

We have the applicable service manual here and the parts list here.

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

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See the attached sample photo 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. You will need the free Adobe Reader to view or print it.

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See the attached sample photo 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. You will need the free Adobe Reader to view or print it.

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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This is also likely why your convection mode stopped working.

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Sharp models stop after 59 seconds.

See the attached sample photo for a typical damper assembly.

Info on ordering Sharp UK parts / spares is here.

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

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(If not, please reply back and clarify)

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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 photo for a typical damper assembly.

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

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This is a problem in one of the damper-related components, most likely the switch, but it may also be the motor or the damper door.

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 photo for a typical damper assembly.

You can probably find exploded views and order parts by entering your model number here at the Sears parts site. The best place to order Sharp parts is Tritronics.

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

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This is a problem in one of the damper-related components, most likely the switch, but it may also be the motor or the damper door.

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Sharp models stop after 59 seconds.

See the attached sample photo for a typical damper assembly.

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

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