Question about Sharp R-1610 Microwave Oven
Smoke and strong burning plastic smell in microwave oven
Burning plastic, not food? A component has overheated badly then, with a plastic case. The main suspect would be the high voltage capacitor in the magnetron supply. This is cheap and easily replaced ONLY IF you know what you are doing and can diagnose the fault. If you don't then DO NOT take the case off the unit as fatal voltages can be present inside even if the unit is unplugged.
I'd just buy another, as they are generally uneconomical to have repaired by a service tech.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The service techs at servepro fire/water damage cleanup and restoration might have a few free suggestions, they deal with smoke damage/residual odor issues every day.
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Posted on Oct 16, 2008
SOURCE: sparks in oven
the burning is normally caused by a small particle of food getting stuck on the waveguide cover, this then carbonises and starts to arc. replacing cover should return oven to normal
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
We have the service manual for this model and have uploaded it for you here.
You can order parts from Encompass here or you can call them toll-free at 866-779-5835.
We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
Posted on Jan 16, 2010
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