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Old 11-09-2017, 01:36 PM   #1
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Free Parts for Sharp Microwave Model R-7A85

It turns on and runs but does not heat up. I don't like throwing stuff out so if you need any of the parts contact me.

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Old 11-09-2017, 01:42 PM   #2
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Not looking for parts but I do have a question. We have the same convection/microwave that just died. I am looking for a replacement that will fit the existing microwave cabinet. If you already have this info I would appreciate you sharing.
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Old 11-11-2017, 06:40 PM   #3
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Microwave Model R-7A85 Replacement

We replaced the original Sharp Microwave Model R-7A85 with a Magic Chef 1.1 cu. ft. Countertop Microwave.
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We have a full oven and don’t use the convection oven, so we were just looking for a microwave that would fit the space.

We took the mounting bracket with us and went around to the local stores looking for a microwave that would fit, you know, like the prince in Cinderella, except with a mounting bracket instead of a glass slipper.

We found the Magic Chef microwave at Home Depot and it was on a pre-Black Friday sale!

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Magic-Ch...110B/204351107

The install took most of a day. The Magic Chef has the same height and width, but the depth and “feet” are different.

Moving the wood spacers under the “feet” of the microwave was easy enough.

Installing the mounting bracket was a little more involved.

To put the mounting bracket on the front you have to remove the door of the microwave.

To remove the door you have to remove the cover. You will need a security star bit to remove the cover. Many microwaves use these security screws because of the high voltage on the capacitor inside.

Be careful!

With the cover and the door off the mounting bracket will slide right on.

Before you put it on you need to make two small modifications to allow you to re-install the door with the mounting bracket installed.
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The modifications just involve removing about 1 inch of the inner lip of the mounting bracket, above and below the hinge side of the door to allow you to get a screwdriver in to reinstall the door.

Once the door is reinstalled, you can replace the cover.

The other modification for the mounting bracket is to adjust the length of the aluminum straps that attach to the back of the microwave.

The original microwave had a depth of 17 inches. The new one’s depth is only 12 1/8 inches.

Fortunately these aluminum straps are easy to modify to the new length.

Drill some new holes in the straps and the rear of the microwave case. Screw the straps in place and reinstall the new microwave into the cabinet.
Once installed, a little black paint on the bottom hinge made the installation perfict!

Good luck, take your time and it should go right back in and look nice.
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Thanks, just the info i was looking for
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Thanks for the detailed instruction Bill. My convection oven is still going strong at this point.

Do you go south in the winter?

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Nice to see that Masseyfarm is still going strong as well. Jim
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Thanks Jim. Life is good after a couple years of heartache in 13 -15.

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Thanks for the complement on the microwave replacement Dave!

We go all over the place. We set up our residency in South Dakota back in 2008 when we started full timing on the Airstream.

We have been all over the country. We try to stay warm and away from snow in the winters. This year we are in Southern Oregon.

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