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I can program my sharp unit just fine but when i push the start button it wont work unless i wedge a slim object to hold the switch in the on position. seems to be a contact problen in switch. is it worth while to repair it?

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We've seen this a million times.

This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or a misalignment of the door.

We have many Sharp service manuals, but would need your model number to see if we have that one on our site for you.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.

Switch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can probably find an exploded view by entering your FULL model number here: http://www.searspartsdirect.com

You can order needed Sharp parts from Tritronics at http://www.wehaveparts.com

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

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