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An F3 error code indicates that the keypad for the control panel is bad or has a short.

GE Microwave... | Answered on Oct 30, 2018

Here is the information page on the repair of GE Cafe microwave ovens.


For more free DIY and other help & advice, feel free to contact me with your full model number and FCC ID number from the tag on your oven.

William E. Miller, AS-EET
Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide
"Recycling by repairing since 1982"

GE Microwave... | Answered on Oct 30, 2018

I would first advise unplugging the oven for a minute or so and then plugging it back in and then seeing if proper operation is restored.

Then if you still have questions, please let us know the full model number from the tag inside the cooking cavity.

Ed Miller

GE Microwave... | Answered on Oct 29, 2018

Try unplugging it from the wall for a minute and then plug it back in and try it.

If you still have trouble, I would need a little more information.

Are you saying that the keypad is unresponsive?

Or that you can program it, but it won't start when you hit the "Start" key?

Feel free to contact me for more help.

Ed Miller

GE Microwave... | Answered on Oct 27, 2018

Whatever size matches threads in microwave.

GE Microwave... | Answered on Oct 26, 2018

The damper is a door inside that opens or closes depending on cooking mode (open for microwaving, closed for convection cooking). If the controller senses that the door is not in the right position, it will shut down the cook cycle or display an error code.

This is a problem in one of the damper-related components, either the damper switch or damper motor, or the damper door may be binding.

I can provide more specific help if you will let me know your full model number as shown on the tag inside the cooking cavity or around the door area.

- Ed Miller


GE Microwave... | Answered on Oct 25, 2018

  • Internal fuse
  • Door interlock failure
  • Magnetron failure
  • Control board failure
  • Keypad failure
  • Power switch failure

GE Microwave... | Answered on Oct 21, 2018

To set the clock on most GE microwaves:
1 With the microwave door closed, press CLOCK.
2 Touch number pads that reflect the time of day (1:45 would be 1, 4, 5).
3 On some newer models, indicate AM or PM for morning or evening.
4 Press CLOCK or START to lock in the time.
If you prefer not to display the time:
Disconnect the power for 30 seconds. After restoring power, do not set the clock. If your model has an ON/OFF clock display, you can choose not to have the time displayed. To choose this option, press the 0 pad for about three seconds. To Turn the display back on, press the 0 again.

GE Microwave... | Answered on Oct 19, 2018

If you’ve followed instructions in owners manual, then it’s probably a control panel / display problem

GE Microwave... | Answered on Oct 19, 2018


GE Microwave... | Answered on Oct 18, 2018


GE Microwave... | Answered on Oct 18, 2018

Request directly from GE. They may offer a template for installation.

GE Microwave... | Answered on Oct 14, 2018

Looks like someone turned the Child Lock feature on - this is a safety feature...For most models, here are the steps to turn on and off the child lock feature:

To lock or unlock the control (varies by model):
  • Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for 3 seconds. The display will show "LOCK" and then revert to the time of day.
    • A small "L" may appear in the corner of the display as a reminder that the control panel is locked.
    • If anyone tries to use the microwave, the display will show "LOCK".
  • Press and hold the 5 and 7 pads simultaneously for 3 seconds.
  • Press the Mute pad for 3 seconds.

Hope that works for you...If not, please call GR Customer Support at 1-800-432-2737

GE Microwave... | Answered on Oct 09, 2018

In common GE units, the outer cabinet has to be removed to get access to the lamp.

GE Microwave... | Answered on Oct 04, 2018

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