• ** 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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Sharp Microwave cooks too hot at low setting

PRMercier

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Joined
Jun 5, 2010
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1
Location
Houston, Texas
Model Number
R410LW
Brand
Sharp
Age
1-5 years
I have a three year old Sharp microwave model #R-410LW. It seems to be cooking too hot. When I set the power to the lowest setting (#1), it still seems to be operating at a much higher setting. For example, I tried melting cheese and it burned the cheese very quickly at the lowest setting. Is there a way I can test the unit, for example, by seeing how long it takes to boil water at different power settings?
 

Jake

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