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Old 12-15-2009
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Howdy, WOGers.

Our Sharp Microwave/Convection oven is broken. The cost of repairs to it would be about 2/3rds of the cost of a new unit. <sigh> So, I will be shopping for a new unit. Jack wants to get another Sharp as we still have the mounting plates on the wall. Suggestions as to models, etc would be appreciated.
An expensive Hanukah present.

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Liz
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Depending on if your Sharp microwave is original, the mounting plate might not fit current model microwaves.

Personally, I don't think the mounting plate should affect your purchase decision. The actual mounting plate is very easy to install. Look for a unit that has the features (and price) you desire.

I would suggest going to Lowes to look at new models. They have a very good selection of mid range to upper range units to choose from.

For the most part, you shouldn't have a difficult time picking a unit that fits perfectly in the vacant slot. Some may be slightly 'taller' or 'shorter', but the width will remain the same.

I replaced my original Sharp unit last spring with a GE Advantium 120 microwave unit, and my wife and I love it. The only challenge to the install was lifting the new unit into place on the mounting plate.

Good luck!
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Howdy, Robert.
Thanks for the reply.
No, the broken Sharp was a replacement for one in the coach when we bought it from the previous owner.

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The Sharp MicroWave/Convection Oven replacement is R-930 AK ( black)
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Hi Jack We just replaced our sharp micro- convection, I think it was a R1852A. It was 1.1 cubic ft and 850 watts. We replaced it with a GE Profile it is 1.7 cubic ft and 1000 watts fot the same price.

Needed to replace mounting plate and drill a few holes. If you have problems getting old one off the wall there are 2 rods under the screens that screw into the wall mounting plate.

Good luck Steve
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Don't know how your "bad replacement" mounted but the OEM Sharp in my 95 did not have the 2 long screws that go into the new back plate.......replaced with a Sharp r1874/75, stainless(comes in other colors) that model was also used in the m450's, same size as OEM but needed to change the back plate to accommodate the 2 "long screws", no big deal, all other holes lined up and same exact size as OEM. Ordered from Lowes (local big box store)......a bit pricey but well worth it since we "full / part time" and it is our only microwave and oven................
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Liz,
Not to be too nosie but what is wrong with your current micro? Just last summer my Sharp quit working. I thought it was shot and started shopping. Found a couple the correct size and also found that they were going to cost around $800! Was talking about my problem and John (fxdwg) said I should check for a fuse. Never new they had one. Took it apart, found an inline fuse. Went to Radio Shack and for $1, I fixed it. It now works great and I saved $799!!!! Check it out. What have you got to lose? It's going to have to come out anyway.
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Liz,
Not to be too nosie but what is wrong with your current micro? Just last summer my Sharp quit working. I thought it was shot and started shopping. Found a couple the correct size and also found that they were going to cost around $800! Was talking about my problem and John (fxdwg) said I should check for a fuse. Never new they had one. Took it apart, found an inline fuse. Went to Radio Shack and for $1, I fixed it. It now works great and I saved $799!!!! Check it out. What have you got to lose? It's going to have to come out anyway.
Thanks for the reply.
The turntable motor needs to be replaced and a circuit board needs to be replaced.

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Liz
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Hi Jack We just replaced our sharp micro- convection, I think it was a R1852A. It was 1.1 cubic ft and 850 watts. We replaced it with a GE Profile it is 1.7 cubic ft and 1000 watts fot the same price.

Needed to replace mounting plate and drill a few holes. If you have problems getting old one off the wall there are 2 rods under the screens that screw into the wall mounting plate.

Good luck Steve
Hmmmm. Thanks for the reply, Steve. Why did you choose a GE Profile unit? Where did you buy your GE?

I am assuming that mounting plates came with the GE?

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Don't know how your "bad replacement" mounted but the OEM Sharp in my 95 did not have the 2 long screws that go into the new back plate.......replaced with a Sharp r1874/75, stainless(comes in other colors) that model was also used in the m450's, same size as OEM but needed to change the back plate to accommodate the 2 "long screws", no big deal, all other holes lined up and same exact size as OEM. Ordered from Lowes (local big box store)......a bit pricey but well worth it since we "full / part time" and it is our only microwave and oven................
Thanks for the reply, Pete.
".a bit pricey but well worth it since we "full / part time" and it is our only microwave and oven."

DITTO!!! Photos showing "Hole" in the cabinets!!

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