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The door frame and seal damage has put the relation of the door latches and the interlock assembly out of adjustment. If after disassembling the door it is found that the latch assembly is good, replacement of the door frame/seal might be all that is required to return the oven to normal operation. After reassembly, it is highly recommended to have the oven's emissions checked at an authorized service center for any leakage around the door seal area. The service center might also need to adjust and set the interlock assembly for correct operation also.

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Nov 03, 2007

Quite often this is due to a bad door switch. Opening the door while cooking (without first hitting the STOP pad) is the primary cause of door switch failure.


If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info (as well as a text file which helps in diagnosing and repairing door switch problems) at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk


We also have the complete service manual for this model at our site.

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

first you check all high voltage section circuit and check magnetron .. check control unit also..

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Oct 09, 2007

This is a problem with the control panel assembly, which we repair nationwide for $39.95. You can find full details on our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Sep 23, 2007

Do you still have the piece that broke off? If so, you may be able to use two part epoxy to glue it back in place. I did this with a colaric MW and it did the trick. The latch was hook shaped and made from a hard plastic. Pete

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Sep 07, 2007


Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Sep 01, 2007

You don't have to remove door to remove panel. Panel is held in by an outer plastic retainer which can be removed by carefully prying with a small screwdriver. I can be replaced by pushing it back in place after repair is completed. If you cannot open door from the outside, remove cover and you can see latches. Pry up on latch which will let door open.

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Aug 02, 2007

Most microwave ovens now use a similar method for setting the time on the front. Many different kitchen counter appliances like microwave ovens are made by the same manufacturers and sold under different brand names or with similar parts and designs. Microwaves, coffee makers, air fryers, convection ovens and even some toaster ovens have clocks on them these days and trying to set all the clocks during Daylight Saving Time can be a hassle. Fortunately, most of these kitchen appliances have adopted a general method for changing and setting the time: The Clock Button! If your device has a Clock button you typically only have to hit it once or hold it in, either type in the new time or advance up or down to the new time on the display, and then press the Clock or Start button to save your changes and get your out of "time changing" mode. Many other small appliances are following this same methodology. It's quick and easy!

Sharp Microwave... | Answered on Nov 25, 2020

A lot of times on the sharp microwave they have a series of plastic levers and linkage that have to push up and down to latch your door and close the switches inside if one of the switches inside does not close properly the machine thinks the door is open so it will not allow it to run or heat when you open the door look at the little hooks that are sticking out of the door and try to push them up and down and make sure that they have a spring action to them if they do not or one is loose then that is where your problem is

Sharp Microwave... | Answered on Nov 13, 2020

Don't know exactly but internet seems to think the model was manufactured 2006 - 2012.

Sharp Microwave... | Answered on Oct 04, 2020

It is unlikely you will be able to get a replacement without sending to the manufacturer. This is likely to be expensive unless its in warranty.

Sharp Microwave... | Answered on Sep 29, 2020

I haven't even seen a microwave drawer yet - I don't think many are sold here in the UK. Sharp used to make quality equipment but the quality dropped and kept dropping until very little Sharp gear is sold here, in fact I heard they have almost withdrawn from the European market.

The microwave drawer is almost exclusive to Sharp as they were the inventors and own the patent...

Although the arrangement is different the working principle must remain the same and there are two distinctly separate parts, namely the timer and switching and the high tension side that generates the dangerously high voltage that drives the magnetron.

Testing the high tension side is beyond the scope of the home tester though some basic ohm meter checks can provide a rough idea.
An ordinary multimeter will allow the testing of the switching and supply side by checking whether mains power is being supplied to the high voltage transformer, or inverter if it is that type.

The difficult part will be dismantling the unit for good access and I suspect the second most painful problem will be obtaining replacement parts. My last experience with Sharp told me their parts are priced not to sell, forcing users to buy a new appliance rather than repair. One small circuit board would have cost me more than double the cost of a replacement appliance.

Sharp Microwave... | Answered on Sep 19, 2020

If it's only 6 days old, I'd return it to where you bought it or I'd call Sharpe for warranty repair. I wouldn't open it up as there are potentially tamper stickers which will void the warranty.

Sharp Microwave... | Answered on Aug 17, 2020

Take the body cover off and locate the regular glass fuse near the control panel wiring and make sure the fuse is good. A blown circuit breaker is the first clue that the fuse could have also blown.

I have rescued tons of microwaves for the lack of a 50 cent fuse.

Sharp Microwave... | Answered on Jun 23, 2020

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