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Replaced key panel for F3 fault, still not working

I read on a previous post that F3 fault is a key panel fault.  Ordered a new key panel from GE, installed it today, but I still have the F3 fault.  When I turn on the breaker, the entire display lights for a short period of time, then it says "press clockkk", but nothing I press works.  Then, after another minute or so, it gives three loud, long beeps.  Any ideas on what I need to do now?  Thanks for any help you can give.

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This answer assumes that the new keypad is the right one and that it is plugged in correctly.

F3 is normally a bad keypad, but it may be debris or residue on the circuit board in the area that the keypad plugs into, or there may be some corrosion on the connections of the keypad connector.

Look for whitish or dark green deposits on the circuit board. These may be mineral deposits or tarnished copper due to moisture.

These are most common if one cooks on the stove top without turning on the hood vent exhaust fan.

Feel free to post a good close up photo or two of any area you suspect.

Feel free to contact me directly for more information & help.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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