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Microwave carousel won't turn.

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Re: microwave oven carousel won't turn

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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SOURCE: melted carousel in microwave / bad smell

For the smell, do a Google search for "smell microwave" or "odor microwave" for many great tips.

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It's part # FROLPB017MRK0

Posted on Nov 18, 2007

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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.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical safety information and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa:

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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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

Posted on Aug 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Sharp Carousel Model R-880B Microwave

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Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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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

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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