Question about Sharp R-1480 Microwave Oven
I saw that you commented on the problem with the door latch/spring being broken off. If you want to save money and have the problem fixed, you can make a hook out of something that is hard plastic, and glue it back where the original hook was. I used a piece of plastic from a old floppy disk holder, and then just cut/broke it into a hook shape. You can then get a tube of epoxy for about 5 dollars, mix it up and glue your hook into place. If you let that sit for a day or two, and reinstall the door you'll be good as new !
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Broken door latch
The latch head (the part you describe) is ref # 5-7 in the parts list and is part # LSTPPA169WRF0 (that's a zero on the end, not an "oh") You can get it from Tritronics at http://www.wehaveparts.com We have the entire service manual on our site: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/r930ak_aw_sm.pdf I appreicate your rating. Good luck!
Posted on Feb 10, 2007
Hi ,there are two posibility to repair . 1. by ordering parts to the web site of sharp .
2. You may check from shop same type of part bring sample or in the appliances center near you.
Posted on Jan 14, 2008
Microwavesvc, that's what I've had happen with my sharp also, I carved a hook out of a piece of plastic and then epoxied it in, and haven't had any more problems with that.
Another problem I've had with the sharp (that just reoccured, I'm trying to figure it out) is that the micro-switches that the door latch push have gone bad. Originally just one went bad and I replaced it, now the micro has the light and fan on, and won't recognize being closed...
Posted on Jun 11, 2008
Normally the problem is not the spring, but a broken
spring mounting tab on the door latch head (hook) assembly or the inner
If it's the door panel, it's usually easier and cheaper to use epoxy and some kind of hardware to fashion a new spring mount.
The door latch head (hook) is easy to replace or repair if that's the issue.
We have the service manual for this model and have uploaded it to our site here to help you. You will need the free Adobe Reader to view or print it.
Normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the manual) and then you'll see the screws you need to remove.
Or you can watch a YouTube video (not a video I made) here that demonstrates how it's done.
The best place to order Sharp parts is Tritronics.
We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.
Posted on Aug 09, 2008
I have a semmins microwave working in great condition, last night the latch mechanism inside the microwave don't allow the door latch to close.Only the top portion, bottom portion is ok.
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
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