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I have a Sharp Carousel R1470A microwave and the button that opens the door cracked. How do I get it off to replace and where can I get a replacement button?

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SOURCE: Sharp Carousel Microwave R-1601

We have the service manual for the R1750-series ovens available at our Web site.

It's not exactly the same, but it should be generally close enough to help you.

It's at http://microwavedisplay.com/r1750_r1751_r1752_r1754_sm.pdf

Most door panels separate like the one in the example photo below.

Please write back with more details if you need further help.

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Posted on Dec 01, 2007

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SOURCE: Sharp Carousel Microwave R-1601 - Need to Replace Door

we cannot get our light options to work. We changed the light bulbs and had no success. Any suggestions?


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Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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Actually, you shouldn't need to remove it from the wall to change the door switches or latch head.

We have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

We have a partial service manual for that unit at our site, and it has the wiring diagram (helpful to be sure it all gets back right).

The manual is at http://www.microwavedisplay.com/r1380_r1381_sm.pdf

Feel free to contact me directly if you have other questions.

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Posted on Mar 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Sharp Carousel Microwave door latch stopped working door won't stay closed

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

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SOURCE: R-4H84 Sharp Carousel II microwave oven stoped working

A microwave can be dead for many reasons.

The fuse is normally located on the floor of the chassis behind the control panel or between the door switches.

If the fuse is good, it may be an open thermostat or thermal cutout (TCO) / thermal fuse on or near the magnetron or on top of the cavity / body of the oven.

If it goes dead for a while during or after cooking then comes back on, the magnetron is probably overheating and causing the magnetron thermostat to open.

Then when it cools, it closes the circuit and allows power through again.

When checking thermostats, if it has a hood fan thermostat, that should read open, as opposed to the others, which should read closed.

If it went dead almost immediately after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a shorted high-voltage capacitor.

If it went dead a few seconds after pressing the Start pad, that's usually a failing high-voltage transformer.

If it goes dead or blows the breaker when you plug it in or open or close the door, then there's a problem with a door switch or door switch mount.

If it's intermittent or random, it may be a bad connection, usually on the control board or a loose fuse holder, or even an intermittent fuse.

You should do a continuity test on the fuse while it's in the holder (with the microwave unplugged, of course) then turn the fuse by hand or take it out and put it back in, then test it again.

If you remove the fuse, then press the meter leads against the ends, it can allow internal contact to be made and make a bad fuse appear to be good.

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

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Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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What usually breaks is the door open lever, but it may also be that the rear side of the door open button has worn down too far to work.

On an over-the-range model, only the control panel needs to be
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Please unplug the oven first.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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.

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here. (Part prices for Sharp parts is usually best here)

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