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Is the felt supposed to be between the drum and the thing that holds the drum?

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Yes there is a felt noise dampening ring around the drum on most dryers it get some lint on it but it will work fine with a little lint on it.

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Sharp carouse ii microwave makes a stress noise and not heating

Your high voltage power diode has most likely failed. That or the magnetron itself has failed where as the oscillator is stuck. My bet is the power diode is what has failed.

First off short out the capacitor AFTER removing the outer chassis with a screwdriver. Hold the screwdriver back on the handle and short across the 2 capacitor terminals. Locate the power diode that will be the wire that is metal. Remove it from the capacitor. Use a meter and read continuity of the diode. Reverse the test leads and read continuity again. In one polarity it is supposed to read like a wire (ZERO Ohms) and in reversed polarity it is supposed to read infinity. (Open) If you get open or short in both directions it has failed.
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You can change this part and still have a problem with the magnetron... usually though a diode change brings them back to life.

One more thing to do is check the capacitor.... you probe the terminals with the meter on R x 10,000 and watch for a brief jump in resistance and then the meter drifts to infinity. Reversing the leads your looking for the same result each time you reverse the test leads. If you get this reading... the capacitor is probably good.

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That's often a sign of impending failure of the magnetron or a failed or failing internal cooling fan.

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That would be a broken door spring, and it's best to replace them in pairs.

On some models, this can be a difficult job.

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It sounds as though you may have run the microwave while empty, which can damage the magnetron.

Not that I'm optimistic, but the first thing to try is a "hard reset". Unplug it from the power line for a few minutes, plug it back in, set the clock, then try again.

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I answered this personally via e-mail (and I do not mind peopke writing me personally). I think you may have a broken tab which holds the door latch head spring in place.

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