Question about Sharp R-510HW Microwave Oven
How do I change the lightbulb in an old Sharp Carousel Microwave? I feel stupid but I can't find the old bulb that just quit working.
Microwave_svc's site is awesome! I was able to get all the help I needed for a similar Sharp Carousel microwave. My bulb was simply loose in the socket base causing intermittent bulb lighting. Microwave_svc's helpful links got me to the service manual and, along with a nice set of "tamper-proof" screw compatible TORX bits I bought at HarborFreight, I was easily able to get cover off, remove bulb socket, tighten bulb, re-install bulb socket, button unit back up, and, voila, the light now works without intermittent blinking. FIXYA!!!!
Many thanks to guru microwave_svc!!!!!!!
Posted on Oct 13, 2008
Had to replace bulb in my Sharp Carousel (R-309J) Didn't have the proper torx (with a center pin) driver for the two "tamper proof" screws, so I drilled the center pin off and was then able to get the screws off. The bulb was a little tricky to access, but was able to finally get it off - specialty bulb with two terminals on it. Saved about 50 bucks on the job - repair wanted that much for the labor - rediculous. I hate it when manufacturers don't make their products easy to fix. Well, I guess it's easy in the grand scheme of things, just not too convenient.
Posted on Jan 04, 2010
Manufacturers used to include access panels in the rear or side so you could easily change the bulb. That exposed the customer to 110V connectors, and that posed a real liability threat, so they stopped using them.
You now must generally remove the outer cover to replace the bulb.
The service manual (available at our site) shows how and shows that the lamp is mounted in the air duct near the magnetron. See http://www.microwavedisplay.com/r510hk_hw_sm.pdf
Part # is RLMPTA086WRZZ and you should be able to get that generically locally but if not, you can get it form Tritronics at http://www.wehaveparts.com
If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
Posted on Nov 22, 2007
I have sa sharp carosel 11 model r-4p60 that has a broken latch head A026-2 and I can`t faide a replacement. Can you help me?
Posted on Feb 17, 2009
Check and see if you have a unit with a $30-45 LED bulb first. Then buy a $2 flashlight :)
Posted on Jun 27, 2010
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