The Unit is a Sharp Carousel II
Well there are 3 pads or keys across the top, express defrost, clock
and minuit plus and they quit working. every so often they will work,
seems more like maybe after I have been running the oven.
It still works and heats up is I set the time manually and hit start,
but the minuit plus
defrost and clock across the top will not work.
Is there an easy way to open this thing up and look at it?
Disconnect any cables and plugs associated with the front panel and
clean with contact cleaner. If this doesnt fix it get a new microwave.
You may be able to replace the whole panel but last I checked they
were about $100 USD.
Totally agree. Microwaves have been described as 'The most dangerous
domestic appliance ever invented'.
They can cook meat (or you) in seconds and fry your eyeballs; you do
They are essentially a 1000 watt radio transmitter, with up to 5000
volts DC; inside a metal box.
As a trained electronics/transmitter technician, IF I work on them it
is with great care and keeping my distance anytime the cover is off!
And getting the cover back on to avoid radiation leaks can be
The cost of new ones now so low that, regrettably, probably not worth
working on them.
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