• ** REMEMBER! **The microwave can still shock you even unplugged!!

    ALWAYS discharge the high-voltage capacitor first if you even think your hands will come close to any HIGH VOLTAGE components.

    Jeff mentions this: Anything in the high voltage ( magnetron, capacitor, diode, wires to and from ):
    ...Use a metal ( not the shiny chrome type ) screw driver with a insulated handle to short across ( touch both at the same time ) the terminals of the high voltage capacitor to discharge it.

    From Jeff's site: http://www.applianceaid.com/component-testing.php

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Can I keep my Sharp R-16F microwave?


Premium Member
Jun 18, 2016
Model Number
R-16F (S) U
More than 10 years
I'm looking for information and advice on repairing a Sharp microwave, my first Sharp was model R-411CWC, it lasted just over 8 years before it died, my current Sharp is a model R-316F (S) U. it's still running perfectly on it's 15th year of daily use, in looking for it's modern version it seems the old school Sharp microwaves are a thing of the past but I would like to stick with Sharp. my question is, when this one eventually dies are parts available to keep this old beast going?
Most parts for the 316 are currently available. High failure parts are mostly interchangeable. Just depends on the issue you encounter.
Thanks Wx4usa that's excellent, are there service manuals for repair/troubleshooting for microwaves available to the public?
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