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Microwave oven carousel won't turn

Microwave carousel won't turn.

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  • Tom McChristy Jan 17, 2008

    microwave  carousel won't turn.

  • Tom McChristy Jan 17, 2008

    I am encouraged indeed by your post Blackadder.  I am sure your diagnosis is spot on.  The make and model number are: 




    Sharp
    Mod. No R-202 EW
    Ser. No. 116888.


    Thank You Sire
    Baldrick

  • Tom McChristy Jan 18, 2008

    The model number is R 202 EW.  Manufactured June 2002.  I have the flu and will possibly disassemble the thing in a few days, if I don't see a better one put out on the sidewalk somewhere.  I will assume the warning labels about ungrounded components can be taken with a grain of salt.  In my weakened condition a good jolt may be just the jump start I need.  

  • Tom McChristy Jan 18, 2008

    thanks you are doing a great service.

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This may be a bad carousel motor problem. If it is, this is an easy problem to fix and rather inexpensive. Please provide me with the make and model number of the your microwave and I will attempt to locate a part number and price for you. I can also provide you will step by step instructions on how to repair. I hope this encouraging for you. Please post back with your information.

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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    Jeff Rockwell Jan 17, 2008

    Okay...I'm having some difficulty locating a part number with the model number you provided. If this is the COMPLETE model number, we may have to look at the motor to get a reference number from it. The motor may be accessed by removing the lower panel from the bottom of the microwave oven. There should be several screws holding it in place. With the panel removed, the motor is clearly visible. Check to see if there is any part information listed on it. If you have to remove the motor completely to get information from it, remove the mounting screws, unplug the connector plug and remove the spindle (this is little plastic shaft the glass tray and sits on) by pulling it straight up from the inside of the oven. CAUTION: Make sure you have the microwave unplugged before you attempt any repairs and make sure you remove the glass tray from inside the oven if you plan in laying the oven back to access the bottom panel. Double check your model number for me and post your information back for me please.

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell Jan 18, 2008

    You can get more than a good jolt if you poke around the wrong area in a microwave oven. The high voltage section that runs the magnetron is in the neighborhood of about 13,000 to 14,000 volts. If you want to put a little "spark" in your step this sure would do it (I wouldn't recommend it, though). Hope you're feeling better soon. I'll be waiting to hear back from you if you still want to try to fix it.

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SOURCE: melted carousel in microwave / bad smell

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SOURCE: R-4H84 Sharp Carousel II microwave oven stoped working

A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

The fuse is normally located on the floor of the chassis behind the control panel or between the door switches.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout (TCO) / thermal fuse on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the magnetron thermostat to open.

Then when it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.

When checking thermostats, if it has a hood fan thermostat, that should read open, as opposed to the others, which should read closed.

If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.

If it goes dead or blows the breaker when you plug it in or open or close the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch mount.

If it's intermittent or random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or a loose fuse holder, or even an intermittent fuse.

You should do a continuity test on the fuse while it's in the holder (with the microwave unplugged, of course) then turn the fuse by hand or take it out and put it back in, then test it again.

If you remove the fuse, then press the meter leads against the ends, it can allow internal contact to be made and make a bad fuse appear to be good.

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I was looking for a manual for the oven, finally found someone to talk to from Sharp Co.
He did not have a manual but had me try some of the buttons on the front of the oven.
Some, in fact most, of them do not work. It was the convection part of the oven that I wanted to use because I am alone and do not always want to heat the oven for just one small something.
I am afraid it has been stored too long and would cost more to have it fixed.

Thanks for the e-mail.

Jane Josselyn

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SOURCE: Sharp Carousel Model R-880B Microwave

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SOURCE: Sharp Microwave Oven Model R-403kk-T

Are you talking about the light inside the microwave? The front vent I think will allow you to get to the bulb. Should be a couple of small scrrews holding the vent cover on, remove them take vent off. Start it up again and see if the light bulb wiring or socket is arcing

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