• ** 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

    Jake
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[FIXED] Sharp Carousel Inside light works about half the time

Algebrat

Premium Member
Joined
Jun 18, 2010
Messages
6
Location
Eaton, OH
Model Number
R530BW
Brand
Sharp
Age
1-5 years
I think it is the bulb, but it could be a loose connection, since it seems to work intermittently. What is the best path to access the bulb? There isn't an easy access panel that I can see. It appears to be a night light bulb, but I suspect it is a special bulb.
Let me know your thoughts, thanks.

John
 

Algebrat

Premium Member
Joined
Jun 18, 2010
Messages
6
Location
Eaton, OH
Light Fixed, Thanks!

Hi, It turned out that it was just a loose bulb. With your guidance, I was able to fix it in about 15 minutes. I removed the tamper resistant screws in the back by cutting a slot with a dremel and then using a regular screw driver.

John
 
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