Are you having some problems with your Sharp microwave door? If this is so, you have come to the right place. We are going to show you how to fix a Sharp microwave door latch and other related problems.
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How to a Fix Sharp Microwave Door Latch
To fix the door latch in a Sharp microwave, follow the steps listed below…
Step 1: First, turn off the microwave.
Step 2: Open the microwave door.
Step 3: Using a putty knife or a flathead screwdriver, pry out the frame around the door.
Step 4: If part of the spring which holds the door latch has broken off, you will need a pair of pliers.
Step 5: Using the pliers, bend the tip of the spring and hook it back up.
Step 6: Realign the door frame and snap it into place.
Step 7: Turn the microwave back on.
The video below will walk you through how to fix a Sharp microwave door latch.
How to Replace a Sharp Microwave Door Switch
To replace a Sharp microwave door switch, do the following…
Step 1: Turn off and unplug the microwave from the outlet.
Step 2: Take out the screws at the back of the microwave then lift the cover out.
Step 3: Take out the screw at the top of the door switch holder.
Step 4: Take out the other screw at the bottom.
Step 5: Bring the door switch holder out so that you can gain access to the switches.
Step 6: To determine which door switch is faulty, press the button on each one. If there is a strong click when you do this, the door switch is okay. However, if the button on one of the door switches feels loose, you will need to replace it.
Step 7: Take the faulty door switch out and disconnect the wires.
Step 8: Get a new door switch and connect the wires to the right terminals.
Step 9: Place the door switch back in the holder.
Step 10: Realign the door switch holder and hold it in place at the top and bottom with the screws.
Step 11: Reposition the microwave cover and secure it with the screws.
Step 12: Plug the microwave in and test it out.
Watch the video below if you would like a visual showing you how to replace the door switch in a Sharp microwave.
Sharp Microwave Door Stuck
If your Sharp microwave door is stuck, you will need to replace the door latch bracket. To do this, follow these steps…
Step 1: Turn off and unplug the microwave.
Step 2: Take out all the screws which hold the microwave cover in place. There will be a couple of screws at the back.
Step 3: Remove the microwave cover.
Step 4: Remove the door latch bracket.
Step 5: Get a new door latch bracket and install it.
Step 6: Reposition the microwave cover and hold it in place with the screws.
Step 7: Plug the microwave back in.
Below is a video which will show you how to replace the door latch bracket in a Sharp microwave.
Sharp Microwave Door Fogging Up
It is normal for condensation to form on your Sharp microwave door. This happens when you cook food with a high water content. To prevent this from happening, cover your plates with microwave safe lids when cooking. After cooking wipe the door of the microwave with a soft cloth or leave the door open for about 15 minutes.
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