Model #R-1492 SHARP Microwave/Hood Combo

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Sharp model R-1492

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Good morning.... I was not able to find any information using your model number. I did find a link that will address your question on a slightly different microwave. Review this data and be aware that an expert will be responding within the next two business days if not sooner. I hope this helps you change your door handle and have a nice week end.

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Henry -
November 30, 2012
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Changing a door handle may seem like a simple do-it-yourself project but nothing on a microwave is easy. Microwaves do not make good do-it-yourself projects. Even unplugged a some parts retain a lethal amount of voltage. I am unable to offer any do-it-yourself advice or instruction for a microwave. To access the handle will require removing the choke cover and this would require a microwave leak test. Microwaves contain high-voltage components that can retain a lethal electrical charge of up to 2200 VAC -- even when the microwave is unplugged. Repairs and adjustments, even minor ones such as replacing the door handle, can cause microwave leakage. A microwave shielding leakage test should be performed after any microwave service. It is for these safety reasons that we are unable to guide you in microwave repairs and instead recommend scheduling service with a qualified service technician. You can schedule service online with Sears Home Services or by calling 1-800-4-MY-HOME. We thank you for your understanding in this matter and hope we can help you with other questions and repairs in the future.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
December 01, 2012
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I have a Sharp over-the-hood microwave and it is not heating up food

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I am sorry you are experiencing difficulties with your Microwave. Most people do not know that Microwaves contain high voltage internal components that can retain a lethal electrical charge even when the microwave is completely unplugged. Door repairs and adjustments, even minor ones, can cause microwave leakage and a microwave shielding leakage test must be performed using a survey meter after any microwave service. I strongly suggest that you have this repair handled only by a qualified service technician. I have provided a link To Sears Home Services if you decide to schedule service. If you think it may be cost effective to just replace the unit, I have also provided a link to the Microwave section of Sears.com to price out what a replacement would cost.

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James -
March 13, 2012
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Is it dangerous to replace even a capacitor? I am not going to change the magnetron as I know that is more complicated in terms of safety. I don't want to be spending 150$ if it is a change of capacitor when you can get a new microwave for $250?

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Anonymous -
March 13, 2012
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

I am sorry, but we do not give repair information on microwave ovens because they are inherently dangerous to service. The capacitor can hold a lethal charge even when the unit is unplugged from the power source and is one of the components you must be very cautious of.

Microwaves contain high voltage internal components that can retain a lethal electrical charge even when the microwave is completely unplugged. Door repairs and adjustments, even minor ones, can cause microwave leakage, and a microwave shielding leakage test must be performed using a survey meter after any microwave service. That's why I strongly warn you to have this repair handled only by a qualified service technician. You can schedule service online with Sears Home Services or by calling 1-800-4-MY-HOME.

Normally at ManageMyLife.com we like to help you with all of your repairs, but our expert advice is that microwaves are just too dangerous.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
March 13, 2012
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