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I have a Sharp R9600 microwave oven that still works but the "start" touchpad has worn down and it is difficult to start the oven. I have been unable to find replacement pads so I wanted to know what size the R9600 oven is? My preference is to replace the pads but if I can't find them, I want to make sure the new oven is at least the same size as the R9600.

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SOURCE: Sharp Carousel R-201EW 600 Watt

The keypad is available separately (you have to peel off the old one and stick the new one on) for about $36 plus shiping. It is also available preassembled with a new control panel frame and display for about $78 plus shipping. They are available from Tritronics at http:www.wehaveparts.com BUT - I would first suspect and check for a failing door switch. Opening the door while cooking (without first hitting the STOP pad) is the primary cause of door switch failure. I have a text file called "doorsw.txt" which helps in diagnosing and repairing door switch problems, and a file called "safety.txt" which is of vital importance. You can find these files via a Google search. In some cases, the problem is a bad connection or a bad relay on the control board. That's something we see from time to time, and we repair those nationwide, but it's usually a door switch. If you still have a problem, please write back with more detail. Be safe!

Posted on Oct 14, 2006

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SOURCE: Sharp R-1450 Microwave Oven

The most common suspect here is a shorted high voltage capacitor, since you say it blew the fuse right after Start, but I would certainly suggest checking the door switches and door switch mounts first. Just be sure you installed the right fuse. It would be a The switch mounts seem to break at about this point in the life of these models. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info (as well as a text file which helps in diagnosing and repairing door switch problems) at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your model number here: http://www3.sears.com (the three is correct)

Posted on Jun 08, 2007

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SOURCE: User's Manual of Sharp Microwave Oven Model R-9H56

Found this posted under Whirlpool instead of Sharp, but I'll be happy to answer it here.

While that one may not be available, we have one that may be close enough to work:

http://www.microwavedisplay.com/r9h66_r9h76_r9h84b_r9h94b_om.pdf

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Posted on Dec 17, 2007

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SOURCE: Microwave touch pad work light doesn't work

We see this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide for $39.95 postpaid.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

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Posted on Dec 31, 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.

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Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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