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Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Mar 08, 2009


It may be a shorted high voltage diode.

Since it's less than one year old, it would be fully covered under warranty. I'd suggest contacting the manufacturer to get it fixed free.

You can contact Sharp at 1-800-BE-SHARP (1-800-237-4277) or visit them online.

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Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Mar 02, 2009


If you gently push up on the door latches (hook-like devices on the door) there should be spring tension. If they just flop right up, the spring is off.

Normally the problem is not the spring, but a broken spring mounting tab on the door latch head (hook) assembly or the inner door panel.

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.

To get into the door, normally you have to separate the door panels (as shown in the attached photo) and then you'll see the previously hidden screws you need to remove.

The manual shows that, 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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Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Jan 02, 2009


I suspect it will fail again. We regularly repair these displays and control units for customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week.

Feel free to contact me directly (and include your model number) for more information & help.

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William E. Miller
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http://www.microwavedisplay.com

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Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Oct 20, 2008


hi dr68,

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Phone: (615) 451-0200
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anaanymous

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Oct 16, 2008


Did you unplug any wires when you took it apart?

Otherwise, I would think one or more of the connectors got unplugged when you removed the control panel.

Another thing that can happen on these models is 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 thebottom edge of the switch. It's usually the top door switch.

You can find the wiring diagram at our site here.

After you look into this, if you still need help, please write back with more details.

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Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Oct 13, 2008


It's called a vent louver. You'll need the exact model # from inside the microwave when inquiring to get the correct color.

Check with www.microwaveglasstrays.com or call them toll free @ 1-877-894-0035 to order. (I think they're somewhere in the $35 range.

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Sep 06, 2008


Apparently you're in the UK where 220V is used, so a 10A fuse would be correct.

If it goes dead or blows the breaker (or GFI) 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 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.

Here are some links you or someone you know can use for test help, but read their safety warnings first:

http://www.microwavedisplay.com/safety.txt
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/disassembly.txt
http://www.microwavedisplay.com/doorsw.txt
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/cap_test.html
http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/xformer.html

Info on ordering Sharp UK parts / spares is here.

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Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Aug 21, 2008


I would say the high voltage diode blew.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety and disassembly information at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

You can get Sharp parts from Tritronics at http://www.wehaveparts.com

If it's not the high voltage diode, reply back for further help.

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Mar 27, 2008


The problem is damage to the control circuit board. This damage happens usually when the lamps are removed or installed without disconnecting the oven from the power line first. We regularly repair these boards for this very problem for customers from across the country for $32.50. We have an important file called "safety.txt" which you can find by a search on Yahoo.com. It's important information to consider before proceeding.

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Mar 20, 2008


It could be the turntable motor, the turntable support (with built-in coupler) or a problem on the control board. I would first look at the 3-legged turntable support with built-in coupler to see if it got hot and warped. It should be flat across the top from the center to the end of the legs. If the support's legs are pointing a bit downward, it will prevent the coupler from making contact with the motor shaft. I've held bent ones a few inches over a gas burner to heat them up where the legs meet the center hub, then set something a bit heavy on it to hold it in place while it cools. If it needs a new one, it is part # FROLPB025MRK0 and it runs $19.50 retail at Tritronics. A quick (but not necessarily definitive) test of the motor is to grab the shaft gently with pliers and gently try to turn it. If it moves slowly and makes a high-pitched whining noise, it's likely okay. If it won't turn or grinds, it is bad. The number for the new turntable motor is RMOTDA264WRZZ and it retails for $8.87. Please note that you may need to look under model R1600, R1600, R1601, R1601, R1610, or R1612. They are all mostly the same. Tritronics is at http://www.wehaveparts.com The service manual for the R1610, R1611, R1612 can be downloaded at: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/R1610.pdf There may be a grommet bewteen the mtoro and turntable support. Don't lose that! Be safe!

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Mar 20, 2008


The problem lies in the circuit board / control panel. We regularly repair these control panel assemblies nationwide for 32.50.

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Mar 20, 2008


first check if light bulbs is ok these bulb are connected in series if one is fused both wont work 'first if u look at the two fiitings you would find a common wire disconnect from both .now you are left with two wires one connected to each fitting .disconnect from one fiting and conect to the other .now u will have one fitting connected and one totally disconnected .try bulb ifit works disconnect that fitting and try the other one .by elumination you will find out if the fitting is faulty

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Mar 20, 2008


For your reference, we repair this control panel assembly problem for customers nationwide for $32.50.

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Mar 05, 2008


Sharp calls that the turntable coupler when it's a separate part.

If it's part of the the part with three legs, that is called the turntable support.

You can order Sharp parts from Tritronics at http://www.wehaveparts.com

If yours is model R1610, we actually have that full service manual on our site at http://www.microwavedisplay.com/r1610_sm.pdf

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Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Mar 02, 2008


Found this GE question under Sharp, but am happy to help.

You can find critical safety info here: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/safety.txt

Good disassembly help here: http://www.microwavedisplay.com/disassembly.txt

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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

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Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Dec 13, 2007


The door comes off in a very simple way. Now...I'm speaking from the perspective of MOST microwave ovens. All you should have to do is open the door all the way to the left and lift straight up. The door has mounting pins that fit into a couple of hinge pin holes. If your oven is equipped with an upper panel grid, you may have to remove it, so the door will have more clearance. Putting the new door on is just as simple as lining up the pins in the door with the hinge pin holes and setting the door in place. Close the door slowly to make sure the pins are aligned with the holes properly. If not, the door will fall off while attempting to close. Let me know if this is helpful to you.

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Nov 26, 2007


The problem is damage to the control circuit board. This damage happens usually when the lamps are removed or installed without disconnecting the oven from the power line first. We regularly repair these boards for this very problem for customers from across the country for $32.50. We have an important file called "safety.txt" which you can find by a doing a search for "microwave safety.txt" on Yahoo.com. It's important information to consider before proceeding.

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Nov 20, 2007

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