Question about GE JVM1850 1000 Watts Microwave Oven
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.
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.
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Posted on Sep 06, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
F3 error in your GE microwave
means that the keypad/touchpad is bad and should be replaced. However, before
replacing it you can follow these step by step instructions to clean the
touchpad assembly and see if it works:
1) Unplug microwave
2) Remove two small screws from upper face plate
3) Remove screw on upper side of control panel
4) Life panel and pull out
5) Identify flat tape-like harness connecting circuit card to keypad
6) Wipe down harness with an all-purpose wipe
7) Use hairdryer to dry remaining leftover moisture
8) After this put the keypad back
if its not solved then replace it.
Hope this helps...please post back
for further assistance.
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