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I used the sharp to bake potatoes and after two

I used the Sharp R 7A95 to bake potatoes and after two rounds of baking, the oven died. Light panel etc, all dead.

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  • traegers Jun 24, 2009

    Thanks for the info. I'll let you know what happens.

  • traegers Jun 27, 2009

    I've taken apart the microwave and believe I've found the problems. There appears to be a double relay switch found immediately behind the wall where the power cord attaches, and the power flows through that switch. The relay switch, when the little plate is pushed, appears to allow power to flow through. The second problem is a 125 V / 20 amp. ceramic fuse located near the transformer. The ceramic fuse does not have continuity.

  • traegers Jun 28, 2009

    I replaced the ceramic fuse and as soon as I tried to set the clock it blew. So I assume there's a short somewhere. Don't know if it will be cheaper to fix it or purchase another one. Thanks for you help.

  • blueextc3221
    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    thermal fuse has failed.



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Assuming that the internal cooling fan was working properly, it may be as simple as a failed magnetron thermal cutout.

I don't have an exploded view on this one, and the supplier's part list is not detailed properly, so you would have to remove the magnetron thermal cutout and look for the numbers on it, either 145 or 150.


Then here would be the part numbers:

RTHM-A080WRE0 Thermal Cut Out 145 Degree c
RTHM-A085WRE0 Thermal Cut-out 150'C

You can order parts from Encompass here or you can call them toll-free at 866-779-5835.

You should also check the 20A ceramic fuse. Fuses can be had locally in most grocery stores, hardware stores, home improvement centers, and big box or department stores.

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  • William Miller
    William Miller Jun 28, 2009

    I'd suspect the fuse:

    "You should also check the 20A ceramic fuse. Fuses can be had locally in most
    grocery stores, hardware stores, home improvement centers, and big box
    or department stores.

    Not sure what the "double relay switch" might be. One some models they had a switch that kept the oven from being operated with the outer cover off.

    If you still have concerns about that, please reply back with a clear photo.

  • William Miller
    William Miller Jun 28, 2009

    Are you talking about something in the outlet?

    The may be a ground fault interrupter (GFI).

  • William Miller
    William Miller Jun 28, 2009

    Did it blow when you opened or closed the door, or when you pressed keys on the controller?

    If any of those, I would suspect a problem with the door switches or alignment and would suggest you see these files:

    Or was it when you hit Start? Or a few seconds after?



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