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Micro wave light is on but it will not cook. I tried to remove the shell, casing, but two (2) of the screws have a different head and I could not remove them using a traditional phillips head screwdriver

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Many ovens use tamper-resistant screws to discourage people from taking the cover off. It's meant as a safety (that is, fear of lawsuit) measure since microwave ovens use hazardous voltages that can kill you. You can find bits to fit these screws at Home Depot, Sears and many other places if you're determined to get the cover off.

With all due respect, though, you should probably leave microwave service to a professional. As I mentioned above, YOUR OVEN CAN KILL YOU if you don't know what you're doing. That's why Sharp stuck those strange screws in.

Posted on Jul 08, 2011

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