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Model R-316F/touch panel quit working

First the start button became difficult to get to respond and increasingly worse over a matter of weeks, then the other buttons became equally insensitive. We unplugged the microwave and replugged it in and now it is totally inoperable. The digital screen blinks all 88888's and it won't even allow us to reset the clock button. any advice? By the way. This oven is a 2004 model, but we just recieved as a gift still new in the box on October 4, 2007 so it has only be in operation for 2 months. Should we toss it and replace it, or is there an easy solution? suzanne

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Re: Model R-316F/touch panel quit working

If you can get a chance, you may be able to get Sharp to cover it with the warranty, depending on when and where it was actually purchased. You can contact Sharp at 1-800-BE-SHARP (1-800-237-4277).

If they won't cover it, we regularly repair these for customers nationwide with our guaranteed $39.95 service.
We have full details, plus *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site. You'll find a link to our site in our
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