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MikeInCSC 02-24-2014 07:28 AM

Dead Sharp Microwave/convection oven
Looking for advice on removal of my oven that died a few days ago (accompanied with some sputtering and buzzing ----probably a fatal fault). Have searched internet and found some instruction but am having problems getting it out. Any suggestions appreciated!

Steve Ownby 02-24-2014 07:50 AM


Originally Posted by MikeInCSC (Post 1941349)
Looking for advice on removal of my oven that died a few days ago (accompanied with some sputtering and buzzing ----probably a fatal fault). Have searched internet and found some instruction but am having problems getting it out. Any suggestions appreciated!

Sharp uses two long bolts that go from the bottom front inside the filter pockets to the top back. Coach builders often put undocumented fasteners in the top or sides of the case from adjoining cabinets.

paz 02-24-2014 08:30 AM

Steve has it right - 2 long bolts at an angle accessible from the filter openings on the bottom and bolts through the bottom of the cabinet above.

The same model oven is still available as a special order from Home Depot for under $500. Although ovens with larger capacity and more power than the Sharp are available that will fit in the same space, buying the same model will greatly simplify the replacement. You won't even have to change out the wall bracket. Not only that, but some other models do not have a wall bracket that is as substantial as the one on the Sharp. A strong mounting system is important for a heavy oven when it is bouncing down the road.

datrbone8 02-24-2014 08:38 AM

We have the same issue. I've removed the 2 long bolts that are under the filters but the unit still is not removable. There are no cabinets on either side of the stove so I'm at a loss as to how to get it out. We're in Mexico so it has to wait until we get home now. We've been using a toaster oven we bought at a market in the interim. I plan to replace it with the same unit as this one has served well for the 15 years since the coach was built

Bob cox 02-24-2014 10:30 AM

Wood trim on top of unit pops out on my 99 endeavor. Two screws up there.

Muddypaws 02-24-2014 10:47 AM

Was it the original microwave?
If you got 14+ years out of it you're way ahead of the curve. On the other hand that makes it unlikely you'll find the same model anywhere.

Getting them out is often an adventure in frustration. My advice is that you leave the two main hanger bolts loosly attached until you find and remove all the 'extra' ones.

You might want to crack the case on it once you get it out on the off chance you can find replacement parts/boards. But it's age works against you there too. I've replaced at least 2 Sharps because it was cheaper to buy a whole new microwave than the parts to fix it.

Pilatus 02-24-2014 10:59 AM

If you get it out and take the cover off, look at the Magnetron tube and see if it looks like lighting blew a hole in it. Most are Samsung Magnetrons and you can replace them yourself for about $35.

traveler of california 02-24-2014 11:28 AM

Not sure what model you have, but the Sharp in my '01 Journey just went out and I replaced it with a R-1875-T which is an exact replacement. You can order it at Home Depot online.


scenic route 02-24-2014 11:56 AM

I just replaced our Sharp R-1820 Micro/conv oven in our '05 HR. I ordered the Sharp R-1875(Home Depot), which is an upgraded/newer model of the 1820...same backing plate and all the mounding bolts are exactly the same.

In addition to the two angled bolts from the under side of the unit that attaches near the top of the back mounting plate, there are two additional mounting bolts at the top, toward the front and along each side of the oven. If you buy the updated version of your oven, the R-1874/1875 comes with a backing plate template and a top mounting template. I used our old oven backing plate because the seals were in great shape, so I'm saving the new plate...just in case??

About those two top mounting bolts...Our top mounting bolts were hidden by a false bottom in the cabinet. I took the new oven's top template and marked out where the bolts should be and hole sawed two 1&1/2 inch holes in the false bottom...wa la, top mounting bolts exposed.

The back of the oven sits on a lip of the rear mounting plate, so I removed the angle bolts first and the DW just held the front of the oven(very easily strain) while I took the last top bolt out. BTW, I took the box that the new oven came in(do not tear this box up, because it is marked to make cut outs that make the removal and installation VERY easy without too much lifting effort by the installer) and put it under the oven on top of our cooktop. Then once that last top bolt comes out, it's just a matter of tilting the front of the oven down and letting the oven rest in the cut outs in the box. Also it helps if the other person feeds the oven cord through it's hole in the cabinet.

Our old oven had the 59 second shut off syndrome so I wasn't too excited about spending a gob of money on a 9 year old oven...I just went ahead and replaced it. We really liked the old oven, when it worked.

One other thing about the of the angled bolts, at the top rear of the oven, came out of it's metal 'tang'. I didn't notice it and had to take it down to reinstall the bolt back into that tang(bolt would not line up with the encapsulated nut in the backing plate. Practice makes...:rolleyes:

Anyway, if you go with the updated version of your oven, it's a pretty easy install...although this sucker is on the heavy side and is a little bulky.:blush: Hope this helps a little...good luck with it.

Lobstah 02-25-2014 02:21 AM

X2 what Jan and Rob said.
I had hidden bolts above mine, one was hidden in a closed off speaker pocket that holds the right rear speaker of the surround sound system.
Also, the LIP is key here. Mine had to be lifted about 1/2" in the rear in order to clear that lip. Once I did that, it was free and clear, and yes, HEAVY.


MikeInCSC 02-25-2014 05:44 AM

Thanks all for your most prompt responses! Very helpful as always..... safe travels to all!

97FleetDisc 08-04-2014 05:15 AM

Sharp Microwave removal
Already tried all the suggested in the threads, but thanks anyway everyone

datrbone8 08-04-2014 12:02 PM

FWIW- I bought the same Sharp CArousel unit at Home Depot for $ 499, including shipping to local store. Was having awning tensioners replaced at RV shop and they removed old unit and installed new one for 1 hour labor. Well worth it. They were surprised I was able to buy the same unit after all these years. Used the existing mounts to install new one.

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