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We have a 10 year old Sharp R-1482 over counter microwave. While using there was a popping noise (like light bulb going out). Now unit does not heat anything although power is on and when you start it vent is on. Time for new one?

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20 A fuse inside m/w is out. The problem could be with HV condenser, one of the door switches shorted, computer board, magnetron. Needs technician to take a look on it.

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You need to remove the outer cover. The bulb is located on the upper right part of the oven mounted atop an air duct.

We have the service manual for this model and have uploaded it to our site here to help you.

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We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week.

At our Web site, you can get details of our service, plus we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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.

This can often also affect the exhaust fan operation, too. The lights and fan can be inoperable or stuck on too.

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