Top 20 Sharp R-1610 Microwave Oven Questions & Answers

The microwave sends out a strong radio frequency burst that vibrates the water molecules in your food and causes them to heat through friction.
No heat means no rays..means a new microwave! Cheaper than fixing..go to Craigs list

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just replace the keyPad

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Burning plastic, not food? A component has overheated badly then, with a plastic case. The main suspect would be the high voltage capacitor in the magnetron supply. This is cheap and easily replaced ONLY IF you know what you are doing and can diagnose the fault. If you don't then DO NOT take the case off the unit as fatal voltages can be present inside even if the unit is unplugged.

I'd just buy another, as they are generally uneconomical to have repaired by a service tech.

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follow this steps and fix it. God bless you
go to the webpage: and follow the test .sincerely.

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Remove the bottom cover to the oven and check to see if a rubber belt exists, if so it may have stretched and may be slipping. Replace the belt if one exists.

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Sounds like a door switch problem. Relays can stick too so tap them to release, they may need to be replaced

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Please post a new help request here on FixYa and include the full model number from the tag in the cooking cavity or elsewhere on the microwave, such as the door frame, controller frame, etc. plus detailed symptoms and when they occur and we'll be happy to help you.

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either a bad or failing display or the voltage source to it is low, not usually a cheap shop repair.

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Service manuals are here:

You can order Sharp parts from Encompass here or you can call them toll-free at 866-779-5835.

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We would need to know the full model number from the tag on the oven and if it's counting down or not, and if there is a loud buzz, etc.

But generically speaking it may be a door switch problem.

If that doesn't solve, it please post a new help request with the info noted above.

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If the oven has not run for a few minutes and is not plugged in, there is very little chance that the high voltage capacitor has any charge stored on it.

If you're still concerned about getting a zap that might make you get a cut when you pull back your hand on the sharp metal inside the microwave, you can discharge the capacitor. Here's how.

The magnets are in the magnetron.

Other questions? See the FAQ here.

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The display is failing, the keypad control board must be replaced to remedy the situation.

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That is most likely caused by a failing wave guide cover. It is situated in the cavity and protects the magnetron.
Most dealers keep or can easily get them.
Hope that helps.

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Do not pry the door open since there is an easier remedy which will lead you in the direction that you need to fix your problem. Take the cover off after you disconnect the power to it. Once you have taken the cover off (only a few screws) you will be able to see the two latches that hold the door closed and the link that opens both of them. You can just lift both latches at the same time and it will open. After you have done that take a good look and press in on the open door button and you will see where you have the problem of the door hanging. That button should push a linkage that pushes up on both latches at once to open the door. It is spring loaded so that it comes back down so that when you close the door it will hold the door close.You need to take the cover off the microwave so that you can pull both of the latches that hold the door closed up. When you push the button in it engages a linkage that pushes both taches up at the same time to open the door. It is springloaded and will come back down during normal operation to hold the door closed when you close it again. That area is where your problem is. By looking at what happens when you press the open door button you should be able to readily see where the problem lies in that linkage

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There should be Two very large screws that secure it from the top. These will be in the cabinets above the micowave.
Be very carefull when removing these, the unit will be heavy.

I hope this helps.

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Replace the display. It is available as a unit from a Sharp Service Dealer.

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The most likely cause is a defective door switch, that should be repaired for safety reasons.

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Check the door interlock switches. If one is not contacting properly due to the door being misaligned, realign the door hinges.
Hope that helps.

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You can order them by entering your full model number at Encompass or call them toll-free at 866-779-5835.

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

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

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