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My Sharp over the range microwave will not start. The fan and light work. Also, the LED numbers flash but most of the time are dark. Deanna Solek

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  • solekd Jun 27, 2009

    Model 1500

    Serial 111826

    Manufactured August 2001



    Lights have been blinking for some time. After an return of 6 month the unit would not start.

  • solekd Jun 27, 2009

    Are you still there?

  • solekd Jun 27, 2009

    It is the first time the unit would not start.

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1) Put the unit on defrost with a glass of water inside it.

2) Can you hear the unit cycle through the power on and power off modes?

If you can the unit cycling then there is a fault with the magnetron. If you can not then the control board is at fault.

Either way the price to repair these units is extremely prohibitive. You would be better to save the cost of the repair and put it towards a new unit.

Hope this helps. Please rate my answer accordingly.

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Hi thanks for using fixya!

What is the model of your microwave oven? How many years now is your oven? Is this the first time you have encountered the problem?

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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    Dennis Jambalos Jun 27, 2009

    hi again!



    There is an error in the control panel, and perhaps it is an electrical error. For the past six months, is this the first time you have encountered the error?

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