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Old 01-16-2011, 10:45 AM   #1
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How to remove a microwave oven

I have a Sharp microwave/convection that decided to only cook for 59 seconds at a time. Has anyone un-installed one. We have a 05, 36 MDDS. any Experienced knowledge would be appreciated.

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I just pulled mine (Majic Chef though) out of a 1988 Winne. Mine was held in place by four screws holding the face plate/bracket. (This face plate was also attached to the microwave.) Once I removed the screws the whole unit slid out quite easily. Mine weighed a good bit but nothing too bad. The unit was plugged into a standard wall socket at the back of the enclosure.

The trick is to find another unit that will fit the same enclosure and bracket. Yours being quite a few years newer should be easier to replace. I simply bought a low cost standard MW and slid it in place. Now I have to trim/cleanup to do.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:51 AM   #3
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Take the Black grill at the top of the oven off. Mine was held on with Velcro. After the vent is off you will see a couple of screws going into the ceiling of the slide. Remove them and the Micro will rotate down in the front. It is hinged to the wall by the wall plate. Just lift up on the back slightly to disengage the wall plate.
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Brad,

On our 2005 we had the same problem in '07, I called for Sharp for service and if I remember correctly they sent Sears. The tech knew exactly what it was, ordered a part and came back to install it. I have not had any problems since then.

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Old 01-17-2011, 01:38 AM   #5
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Microwave Oven Removal

Brad,

I had the same 59 second problem. Under the microwave are two long anchor screws that angle into the back wall. When removed the oven will tilt forward and then lift it off the lip plate in the back. This a two person job due the location and the 70 pounds of the oven.

The repair is a micro switch or the damper motor. My cost was $40 to repair. Searched for an authorized Sharp repair facility and explained the problem and they new the fix and had the parts.
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I'm bad, mine is an GE Advantium so removal must be slightly different from the sharp.
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Thanks John,
We are at Casa Grande so I am taking the oven to Dynatronics in Phoenix, the local
Sharp service center.

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Brad,

I had the same 59 second problem. Under the microwave are two long anchor screws that angle into the back wall. When removed the oven will tilt forward and then lift it off the lip plate in the back. This a two person job due the location and the 70 pounds of the oven.

The repair is a micro switch or the damper motor. My cost was $40 to repair. Searched for an authorized Sharp repair facility and explained the problem and they new the fix and had the parts.

On my La Palma there were also two bolts that ran into the top of the Sharp microwave. They were covered by the floor of the cabinet over top of the microwave. That floor was held in place by about 20 staples.
Today that floor is held in place with two screws.
Our 59 second problem cost about $120 to fix which included the guy coming to my coach, taking the microwave to his shop and then reinstalling it in the coach. I helped him remove and install it because, as others mentioned, it is heavy. There is some sort of door that was bad inside the unit that had to be replaced. It's a very common problem with the Sharp microwave convection oven.
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Found this information tonight maybe of interest to you for Micro removal.
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Brad,

Do you have an update on the microwave repair?
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