Question about Sharp R-1480 Microwave Oven
The door won't latch and turn off the interior light. It seems there is no tension in the two plastic latch hooks in the door and they will not lock in place in the main body of the m/w. I assume that is the problem is a spring or something in the door that keeps tension on those latchs when the door closes. I would like to remove the door, but am not certain how to do that.
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.
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Posted on Aug 09, 2008
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