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The spring is probably OK, but tab it mounts on may have broken. To remove the door, pry out the little cover (~1.5 in by 1 in) on the inside of the door by the upper hinge. Then you can lift the entire door off the hinges (with the door open). Then you have to pry the inner plastic fascia (faces the cooking cavity) that surrounds the glass. Once that is off, you can see where the spring is, or was. My tab had broken, but I was able to mount a small bolt thru the endplate of the door (so it doesn't show when the door is closed) which I could mount the spring on it. There isn't a lot of clearance on the outside, so a low profile head on the bolt is better; otherwise, the head will catch on the edge of the control panel as you try to close it. I put 2 nuts on the inside, with locktight, and put the "hook" of the spring around the bolt in between them. I will admit, I had to drill 3 holes before I got an acceptable amount of tension on the spring (I kept having too MUCH tension). For some reason, putting the bolt approx where I thought the tab had been resulted in too much tension. I suppose I could have stretched the spring some instead of relocating the hole and bolt. Push the fascia back into place, remount the door on the hinge, and replace the little cover. Hopefully the door will line up OK, the latch will catch and release as it should, and the interlock will be released as it should be when the door is securely closed (and interior light goes out). One other caveat, I am not a professional, and the door does need to "seal" or I guess all those evil little microwaves can escape and emulsify your brain, or whatever would happen. I will not be held liable if there is leakage.

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Mar 04, 2011 | 270 views


Volts x amps = watts.

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Jul 06, 2009 | 173 views


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

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number) for more information & help.

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Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Jun 08, 2009 | 151 views


Test the high voltage capacitor, the rectifier diode.or the magnetron. If all this are fine, test the control board.

If it additionally does not spin and no light, then check also the door switch and fuse.

The diode and capacitors can br tested. The capacitor must be allowed discharge before testing, or you risk to get electrocuted, even if power is off. Capacitors can get discharged by shorting their two contacts.
Replace the magnetron if the checks and all of the high voltage component tests are good, but the unit still does not heat.

All locations, and description of this parts can be located using the diagram here: Counter top.

Parts must be tested to find out what is wrong.

Remember that microwaves are potentially dangerous devices if not repaired properly, the job must be done by a competent person.
A microwave energy leakage test must always be performed when the oven is serviced for any reason.

Regarding parts, contact the seller here to purchase parts. (here in UK).

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Apr 27, 2009 | 108 views


Test the high voltage capacitor, the rectifier diode.or the magnetron.

If it additionally does not spin and no light, then check also the door switch.

The diode and capacitors can br tested. The capacitor must be allowed discharge before testing, or you risk to get electrocuted, even if power is off. Capacitors can get discharged by shorting their two contacts.
Replace the magnetron if the checks and all of the high voltage component tests are good, but the unit still does not heat.

All locations, and description of this parts can be located using the diagram here: Counter top.

Parts must be tested to find out what is wrong.

Remember that microwaves are potentially dangerous devices if not repaired properly, the job must be done by a competent person.
A microwave energy leakage test must always be performed when the oven is serviced for any reason.

Regarding parts, contact the seller here to purchase parts. (here in UK).

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Apr 27, 2009 | 146 views


Sounds like cycling the power line did it.

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Apr 07, 2009 | 127 views


use a scouring pad.

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Mar 14, 2009 | 956 views


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 | 262 views


if you spray wd 40 or a light oil on a rag and work it into the glue this will break down the glue and make it easier to clean up.
Hope that helps...
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Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Mar 08, 2009 | 145 views


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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Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Oct 20, 2008 | 70 views


hi dr68,

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Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Oct 16, 2008 | 142 views


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 | 112 views


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 | 62 views


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 | 53 views


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 | 257 views


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 | 171 views


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 | 506 views


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 | 405 views


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 | 228 views


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 | 148 views

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