Question about Sharp Microwave Ovens
Sharp R-3A85 microwave, When you open the door it continues to run. The door release button seems to stay stuck pushed in. Otherwise, the microwave runs fine.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Stuck Microwave door
In most cases this is due to a broken door opening lever or loose or broken door latch / hook parts. They can only be accessed and examined if the cover is removed from the microwave. In many over the range models, you can access the door parts by removing the control panel assembly. Sometimes you may be able to get it open by pushing up gently on the bottom of the door while pushing the button, in case you need to empty it.
Posted on Nov 02, 2006
What usually breaks is the door open lever.
On an over-the-range model, only the control panel needs to be removed in most cases.
Please unplug the oven first.
At our site, we now have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.
We have 2 service manuals that are very close to this model have uploaded it them our site here to help you. You will need the free Acrobat Reader to view or print them.
(Note: do not rely on the part numbers shown in the manual. Verify them at the Tritronics site mentioned below)
Once it is apart, you'll be able to see how the door open button would press against the door open lever, which would then lift up against the door latch heads (hook-like projections on the door) to open the door.
You can usually 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.
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Posted on Oct 13, 2008
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