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The door won't open on my Sharp R306LW - Sharp Microwave Ovens

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  • Uncle Bmore Jul 10, 2008

    We had a power failure two days ago. When we plugged the Microwave back in an "error" message flashed on the timer. We used the Microwave successfully a couple of times, but now the door will not open. It is a Sharp Carousel II, model #R-3A53.

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On a counter top model, the outer cover will need to be removed to diagnose and repair this. On an over-the-range model, only the control panel needs to be removed.

Please unplug the oven first.

If you or someone you know wants to look into this, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Once it is apart, you'll be able to see how the door open button would press against the door open lever, which would then lift up against the door latch heads (hook-like projections on the door) and the door should open.

What usually breaks is the door open lever.

If you have a Sharp you can probably find an exploded view and order parts by entering your model number here

Sharp parts are usually less expensive when ordered from Tritronics

If you have a different brand, you can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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But in this case, I don't think the door lever or hinge is the cause of your problem.

I think the door is jammed and only needs some force before is can open or unjam.

Use your hands or a flat Philips screw driver to forcefully open the door. Don't apply too much force. Just apply a reason amount of force that could open the oven door.

Before you attempt to forcefully open the microwave door, leave it for about 45mins to 1hr, after that forcefully open the door.

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I wish you good luck.

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