Hello. My name is Michael. I can help you with your question. The only thing I would suggest is getting it repaired under warranty. Since you are in AU, you are in good shape. You have strict warranty laws there. All you have to do is contact Sharp and they have to take care of it. Here are their specific terms for AU warranty.
Australian customers: Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure. The criteria of a major failure is defined in the Australian Consumer Law. Should you require any assistance with a major failure please contact Sharp Customer Care.
Home Theatre Projector 12 months (excluding lamps and air filters)
Audio/Home Theatre12 months
Microwave / Steam Oven12 months
Slow Juicer12 months
Refrigerator 24 months
Washing Machine24 months
Portable Air Conditioner12 months
LCD Television12 months
Air Purifier12 months
Vacuum Cleaner12 months
They have an online contact form - but your manual probably has a quicker way to get in touch with them by phone. I do have a number for them in AU... what I have listed as customer care, but I can't be 100% it's right since I can't call it from the US to check. Here's what I have though:
1300 13 50 22
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