Question about Sharp R-1481B Microwave Oven
Years of good service until last night when my wife went to heat up some leftovers and it popped very loudly (the microwave not the leftovers). The fan inside still blows hard when the door is closed and won't shut off because the touchpad proved to be useless. I unplugged the power cord, waited a few minutes and re-plugged to no avail. The ''POP'' was extremely loud and I thought it may have been the carousel plate. My wife knows better than to use anything but microwavable dishes and bowls so I am figuring it may be the magnetron. If it were the magnetron would there be any visible signs causing the pop?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Normally the problem is not the spring, but a broken spring mounting tab on the door latch head (hook) assembly or the inner door panel.
If it's the door panel, it's usually easier and cheaper to use epoxy and some kind of hardware to fashion a new spring mount.
The door latch head (hook) is easy to replace or repair if that's the issue.
We have *critical* safety & disassembly info at our site, linked here: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
We also have this full service manual at our site: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/R1480_R1481_R1482_sm.pdf
Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the screws you need to remove.
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Posted on Apr 18, 2008
The turntable system consists of the motor, the coupler, the turntable support with rollers, and the tray.
You can see and hear a video of how a turntable motor should sound when you rotate it by hand.
If yours is not set to be off via the control panel, and it won't rotate or it sounds like it's grinding, etc., you may have a bad motor or plastic coupler.
To replace either, you need to unplug power, then remove the bottom cover of the oven. In some brands, you have to cut the motor cover off with snips, then use a screw when reassembling it.
The best place to order Sharp parts is Tritronics. You can also call them at 866-779-5835
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Posted on Nov 21, 2008
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.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
if you google the model number and the brand you should be listed with a series of sites that supply manuals, service manuals, etc.
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
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