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I just had this happen to me.. i was standing in my kitchen and heard a snap then something rattle to the bottom of the unit. I can only assume the locking latch for the door snapped off. I don't know if i should pay to have it serviced or just buy a new one... it will prob cost the same!

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Mar 03, 2011 | 45 views


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

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Feb 16, 2011 | 49 views


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

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Feb 12, 2011 | 420 views


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.

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Jan 29, 2011 | 52 views


Replacement of the turntable motor should be carried out by a qualified appliance repair service.

YOUR SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT!

Attempt this only if you are competent.

But here is a basic method if you are mechanically minded and have electrical safety knowledge.

The motor assembly is fixed to the base of the oven usually with two screws and access is obtained usually by removing the inspection plate directly beneath the motor. It is usually a plug in synchronous motor that revolves at a few revs per minute but the plastic cogs in the motors gear box fail and the motor assembly must be replaced. They are fairly inexpensive and obtainable usually from a domestic appliance repair shop.
If you feel confident, disconnect it from the mains power, remove anything in the cavity and turn it upside down if it is a tabletop model, a little more complicated if it is built in!
Remove the inspection plate, sometimes it must be cut out with sharp cutters, and disconnect the motor. Remove the motor and go and get a new one. Fit the new motor and fit the inspection cover back on the base by turning it to fit and using an extra screw fix it then put the microwave back in its position. Plug it back in, with the turntable and plate. Put a cup of water on the plate inside of the oven and heat for 20 seconds to check the plate goes round.
Hope this helps.


Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Jan 06, 2011 | 62 views


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

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Jan 05, 2011 | 157 views


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Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Sep 30, 2010 | 1,215 views


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Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Sep 20, 2010 | 56 views


Not one specifically to this model. You must take the cover off and check the wiring from the board to the bulb. If the wires are intact then check the bulb socket , its contacts might be off.
If the circuit with the bulb in is intact then check the relay (or the triac - depending on the version) that is powering it.

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Aug 28, 2010 | 27 views


We have the service manuals for these models and have uploaded them to our site here and here to help you.

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

If you're having trouble with the display or cooktop lights, we solve these problems for the $39.95 with a one-year guarantee.

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

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Aug 21, 2010 | 152 views


Hi there,

Well first of all you can try to clean the turntable- Remove your glass turntable cooking tray from your microwave. Gently wash with warm soapy water to remove any debris. Next remove the turntable guide and clean it in the same manner, with warm soapy water. Pay particular attention to the turntable rollers. There could be spilled food particles caught in the rollers, hindering the rollers' movement. Also, gently cleanse the internal cavity of your microwave, paying special attention to the area below the turntable. With the internal cavity, turntable, and turntable guide completely clean and dry, return the parts to your microwave. First place the turntable guide on the bottom of the microwave. There should be a circular groove in the bottom of the microwave cavity keeping the turntable guide in place. Follow the guide with the turntable cooking tray. Carefully place the glass tray over the turntable guide and onto the drive bushing. The drive bushing should fit neatly into the grooves on the bottom of your glass cooking tray. It may take some adjusting before the tray will sit properly onto the drive bushing. If further you have the same problem then this could be a failing turntable motor...... Please post comments for further help or information.......

Good Luck!!

Thanks

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Sep 02, 2013 | 476 views


We regularly repair such control units for customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week or two with a one-year guarantee.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly for repair 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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Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Feb 10, 2010 | 190 views


First remember this is a microwave which is very dangerous if the energy escapes the chamber so you want to be very sure that you have a good seal around the door before operating the unit. Now with that said I would check the vertical movement of the door to see if it moves up and down more than 1/4 inch you should not use it. When you say that the door will not close I am not sure what you mean. Obviously if the door doesn't close the unit will not run because there are safety switches to prevent this for your protection. I would look at the original problem which is the door will not close. Find out why and get back to me. I can probably resolve this for you.

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Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Feb 06, 2010 | 86 views


We see (and repair) this a lot. The problem is on the control panel, which we regularly repair nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week or so.

This light failure often occurs when a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or when the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line. Either can cause such a failure on the controller.

This can often also affect the exhaust fan, cooling fan, turntable, and/or inside light operation, too.

Details of our service are at our Web site, along with a video showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Feel free to contact me directly with your brand, full model number and symptoms.

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

William E. Miller
[email protected]
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

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Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Jan 31, 2010 | 1,726 views


Hi
I have an LG microwave its touch pad is not working .when the power is on it displays '0 and in no time it displays'co-l'.I'm not sure what does it mean .can it be repairable.plz help.

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Dec 11, 2009 | 115 views


The problem could be the high voltage fuse or the magnatron assembly. replace both to be safe. good luck.

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Nov 12, 2009 | 137 views


You need to remove the hood (the grille cover above the microwave door and above the control panel) by lifting up on the bottom of the hood (the plastic should flex pretty easily) and popping it off. On the far left and right you should see two phillips screws, most likely bronze colored. You need to remove them (they are quite long) completely. The microwave will still be sitting on its support arms (which enter the chasis of the microwave from the rear). Once the screws are removed you need to lift the microwave up and pull forward - it should come off of the supports, but you might have to jiggle it a bit.

Don't forget to unplug the microwave and disconnect any ducting before lifting it off of its supports.

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Jan 09, 2011 | 938 views


Does it operate with a membrane-type touchpad?

These things seem to be problematic as the microwave ages.

They are usually replaceable, and the cost is not great. I just installed a new touchpad on an LG, and it cost $25.00 plus shipping.

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Oct 12, 2009 | 250 views


To many variables and testing needed to explain, but my feeling is that the board is faulty. Have had that happen on a few occasions but with a different brand. On occasion ive seen microwave come on when door is opened but that was loose limit switches for the door latch. Normally humming is due to a faulty magnatron, but it can also be from incorrect voltage onto the magnatron due to the faulty board. Need to concider if repair cost is worth it even though Sharp is excellent microwave.If you do, i would start with the board.

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Sep 27, 2009 | 150 views


You need to know where the 'catches' are inside the choke cover on the door to remove it carefully without breaking anything or marring the cover. You might get inside and find that the post for mounting the return spring has broken and that is part of the outer door panel.

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Sep 11, 2009 | 1,185 views

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