Sharp Carousel Microwave Oven Troubleshooting

Updated November 21, 2016

The Sharp Corporation manufactures a variety of electronic products for homes and businesses, including solar electricity panels, televisions, stereos, fax machines, printers, air conditioners, calculators and microwaves, to name a few. Sharp offers carousel microwave ovens in small and midsize models that offer a variety of cooking options for defrosting, cooking and heating food. While a Sharp microwave should work well and last for years under most circumstances, problems may occur. Before packing your Sharp microwave to ship it for repairs, conduct some troubleshooting efforts. They may help you identify what's wrong and undertake a possible solution.

Ensure that your Sharp microwave is properly connected to a working power supply. Reset the fuse or circuit breaker if necessary, particularly if a power outage has recently occurred.

Open the microwave door and lift out the glass carousel from the microwave if the carousel is not turning correctly during use. Clean with water and a few drops of dish washing liquid and rinse well. Dry with a towel and place the carousel on the turntable support in the middle of the microwave. Turn the carousel gently to ensure it is properly balanced and can turn in both directions.

Set 1 cup of water in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup inside the microwave if there are uncertainties about the microwave functioning correctly. Close the microwave door and press "1," "0," "0," then "Start" to cook the water for 1 minute. Hold your hand next to the rear vent and feel whether air is moving while the microwave is in operation.

Remove the glass measuring cup after the minute has expired and the microwave beeps. Carefully touch a finger to the water to see if the water feels warm to the touch.

Contact an authorised service technician if there was no air from the rear vent during the cooking process or if the water is not warm after the cooking time has expired.

Things You'll Need

  • Power supply
  • Water
  • Dish washing liquid
  • Towel
  • Glass measuring cup
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