Our Sharp R-1870 radomly began shutting off at 59 seconds just like the other posts related to this product. Ours occurred in a Motor Coach too. Has this ever occurred in a R-1870 in a regular home? Is this repair too costly where we should just purchase another unit?
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Re: 59 Second shut off
This is a problem in one of the damper-related components, most likely the switch, but it may also be the motor or the damper door.
The damper is a door inside (on the right side in your model) that opens or closes depending on cooking mode. If the controller thinks that the door is not in the right position, it will shut down the cook cycle in 59 seconds.
See the attached sample photo.
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It seems this has been happening over the last few years. I am a retired appliance tech. My 1870 also started the 59 second routine, Also in a motor home. Pure logic. Had to be the board. New board same results. So now I need to run down a parts manual and possibly service manual, and get the damper switch and motor refered to in earlier posts. Changing out the board was fairly simple. Dropping the unit to change out the other components sounds like it will be a tad bit more difficult.
This sounds like a bad damper switch or motor. Double check the shut off time....... see if it's actually 59 seconds..
When you unplug the unit from the wall for 2 minutes then plug it bad in, you should be able to faintly hear a motor run for a few seconds. This is the damper motor running. This will verify that the motor is operating.....
Also, check the thermistor.