Question about Sharp R-203BW Microwave Oven
I haven't been able to find any info on this microwave oven. The "start" on the touchpad doesn't work all the time. There's power, the automatic features work (minute button, express defrost, etc.) Can the touchpad be replaced (Part number?) or would it be cheaper to just go buy a new oven? Thanks.......
The keypad is available separately (you have to peel off the old one and stick the new one on) for about $36 plus shiping. It is also available preassembled with a new control panel frame and display for about $78 plus shipping. They are available from Tritronics at http:www.wehaveparts.com BUT - I would first suspect and check for a failing door switch. Opening the door while cooking (without first hitting the STOP pad) is the primary cause of door switch failure. I have a text file called "doorsw.txt" which helps in diagnosing and repairing door switch problems, and a file called "safety.txt" which is of vital importance. You can find these files via a Google search. In some cases, the problem is a bad connection or a bad relay on the control board. That's something we see from time to time, and we repair those nationwide, but it's usually a door switch. If you still have a problem, please write back with more detail. Be safe!
Posted on Oct 14, 2006
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It sounds like you may have an intermittent door switch or loose door switch mount.
Does it work differently when you wiggle the door?
At our site, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and disassembly information.
See our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
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