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Hi I have just bought a Whirlpool microwave VT 265 it works fine but when it complete the cycle on any of the program you select the END comes up on display, but the turntable and fan continue to work until you press the stop button , I phoned the agent and they said its normal, i have had many Microwave and not one them didn't stop at the end so i am not sure if it has a problem, I checked the instruction and nothing is mentioned about this function. Could you please confirm this thanking you in advance. Regards Martin Xerxen

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SOURCE: Microwave Buzzing, Still Heats, but Turntable And Fan Not Working

This is not safe. If the fan is not running, the magnetron will quickly overheat and be destroyed. We answered this in more depth in the other place you asked it.

Posted on Feb 25, 2007

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SOURCE: Fan stopped working in JVM1533BD microwave

I assume you're talking about the hood fan which ventilates the cook top and blows air through the grille across the top. If so, it's okay to use the microwave with that not working, but if you boil something on the stove, an external fan is definitely needed to keep mositure from going up into the microwave controls. If the cooling fan INSIDE the microwave (behind the keypad) is not working, then you do NOT want to run it unit it is fixed. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info 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 full model number (without the suffix) here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

Posted on Apr 10, 2007

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SOURCE: Nothing happens when you press "Start"

PLEASE CHECK IF DOOR IS CLOSED PROPERLY THOSE HOOKS ON THE DOOR ACTIVATE SWITCHES ON THE INSIDE OF MWAVE OPEN COVER AND CHECK IF HOOKS ARE MAKING CONTACT WITH SWITCHES .COULD ALSO BE TOUCHPAD FAULT YOU WILNEED A TECH

Posted on May 09, 2007

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SOURCE: Sharp R-1450 microwave

This is usually caused by either a bad door switch, a loose door switch mount, or occasionally a problem on the control panel.

On these, it's usually a broken tab on the upper switch holder.

One test that sometimes helps is to gently lift up (and/or push down) on the door or handle as you try to start it. If it works or tries to work, then it's a door switch mount or door alignment issue.

That sounds like what's happening when you hold the Start pad - maybe you're moving the frame and chassis enough to help it work.

Even though a door switch clicks, it may still be bad inside. Its continuity must be checked.

Door switch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa:.

You can probably find exploded views and order parts by entering your model number here at the Sears parts site.

The best place to order Sharp parts is Tritronics.

If you think the problem is on the control panel, we repair these nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in most cases.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Sharp Microwave died after Power Surge

We have the R530ES service manual for this model and have uploaded it to our site here to help you. It's close enough to the R530EK and EW models, in case that's what yours is.

You will need the free Acrobat Reader to view or print it.

Actually you have two separate problems, and both are easily solved..

(1) The reason that only the inside light comes on when you try to cook is that your secondary (bottom) door interlock switch is bad, or its mount is misaligned or broken.

Door switch or mount trouble can be caused by slamming the door or by opening the door while it's cooking without hitting the Stop pad first.

There are plastic mounts inside the microwave which hold the door switches and onto which the door latches lock when you close the door.

The screws on these mounts may be loose. If they get too loose, the switches will not be activated properly.

Sometimes it's a broken tab on the switch holder, allowing the switch to rotate just out of position. This tab can be hard to see, since it is under the bottom edge of the switch.

If you only need a switch, you can order one from us for $5 postpaid or local appliance parts stores, hardware stores, or places like Wal-Mart, Lowe's or Builder's Square.

(2) The display problem is something we regularly repair these for customers nationwide with our guaranteed $39.95 service in about a week.

Feel free to contact me directly for more information & help.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller
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Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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