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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 | 117 views


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

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Oct 09, 2007 | 207 views


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 | 241 views


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 | 437 views


THE FAN AND MICROWAVE TUBE RUN OFF THE ELECTRONIC TIMER. OPENING THE DOOR SHOULD SHUT IT ALL DOWN AND WHEN YOU CLOSE THE DOOR AGAIN YOU SHOULD NEED TO PRESS THE START BUTTON AGAIN. IF NOT, ITS SOUNDS LIKE AN ELECTRONIC RELAY IS LOCKED CLOSED ON THE TIMER BOARD.

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Sep 01, 2007 | 186 views


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 | 483 views


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 | 747 views


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 | 774 views


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 | 167 views


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 | 75 views


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

Sharp R-1610... | Answered on Mar 05, 2008 | 252 views


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 | 377 views


Could be door interlock failure

Sharp Microwave... | Answered on Dec 16, 2020 | 16 views


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 | 18 views


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 | 17 views


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

Sharp Microwave... | Answered on Oct 04, 2020 | 19 views


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 | 16 views


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 | 17 views

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