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Sharp r-1491 I bought this unit open box without mounting and need to find the mounting hardware. I can't find any source for the part. Can you advise?

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Yes call shart help line, you can find it on or googles, with you model and them the part # for the bracket and ask them were you can purchase it.
You can also try sears with your model, there or a very excelent sourse for question's on parts, if they have this model they will have all info.


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Where is the monitor switch located on a sharp carousel R-4X06 microwave?

Hi, if this unit is over the stove it has to come down. Table top, case has to come off. The monitor switch is a microswitch that is part of the door switches. PLEASE UNPLUG YOUR UNIT BEFORE WORKING ON IT. When you get it opened up, there's probably a diagram that will let you know which switch it is. Lookd it up and does list a monitor switch with fuse, but would not give me a part number. Hope this helps

Jan 22, 2011 | Sharp R-1491 Microwave Oven

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Hello, we have a R 1491 above the stove microwave and recently a part fell down from the ceiling of the unit. The part is a silvery card board type of part attached with a narrow white plastic tube and a...

That part must be replaced. It is the waveguide cover and aerial for the magnetron.
Without them the radiation will not co efficiently to your food and the magnetron woll become contaminated with food particles and steam, leading to failure.
Contact a Sharp agent for spares.

Jan 07, 2011 | Sharp Microwave Ovens

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Microwave will not work

Even though you don't mention the model number, you posted under Sharp model R-1491, so I'll assume that's it.

You say when trying to work the actual microwave, you get nothing?

We could use a little clarification, but FixYa only gives you one shot at posting a help request.

When you enter the cooking time and press "Start", if the timer counts down and the oven lamp comes on, but the the turntable, cooling fan, and microwave section do not run, then you have a bad secondary interlock (bottom door switch) or its mount is bad.

We have the applicable service manuals for these models and have uploaded it to our site here and here to help you.

Also look at this info on door switch diagnosis and replacement.

Hope this helps.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller, AS-EET
Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide

May 30, 2010 | Sharp R-1491 Microwave Oven

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Can not remove from wall

Here's a link to the instructions for mounting the unit on the wall. Take a look at the section that shows 2 arms protruding out into the microwave where the microwave is secured by a bolt. Have you removed these bolts? If so, the microwave should pull out. Here's the link to the guide:

Good luck!

Mar 07, 2010 | Sharp R-1491 Microwave Oven

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The door to my Microwave (Sharp R-1491) will not close. The inside latches are not working. Is there a way to fix this? Or is there a microwave that you would recommend (as inexpensive as possible) that...

If you gently push up on the door latch heads (hook-like devices sticking out of the door) there should be spring tension. If they just flop right up, the spring is off inside.

Normally the problem is not the spring, but a broken spring mounting tab on the door latch head (hook) assembly or the inner door panel.

If it's the door panel, it's usually easier and cheaper to use epoxy and some kind of hardware to fashion a new spring mount.

The door latch head (hook) is easy to replace or repair if that's the issue.

You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and part ordering help here.

I recommend that you bookmark that link to your favorites.

Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the screws you need to remove.


Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) here that demonstrates how it's done.

You can usually find exploded views and order parts by entering your model number at the Sears parts site.

But the best place to order Sharp parts is
Encompass or you can call them at

If you need to remove it form the wall, here are two sets of installation instructions that may be close enough. here and here

If the unit needs to be replaced, you can ask Sharp if they have a "drop in" replacement. You can contact Sharp at 1-800-BE-SHARP (1-800-237-4277) or visit them online.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Jan 14, 2010 | Sharp R-1491 Microwave Oven

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Need wiring diagram for sharp carousel microwave model r-1491

I found one for mind on the inside of the outside cover caseing. just need to unmount from wall and remove the six screws of the back to remove it.

Nov 13, 2009 | Sharp R-1491 Microwave Oven

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Where is the fuse located on the sharp r-1491. microwave shut off once started and wont power on. thanks

when you open the cover you can see the fuse in a small pcb on the upper right side of the over.

Jun 11, 2009 | Sharp R-1491 Microwave Oven

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