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How do i change out the control panel membrane on my Maytag microwave?

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If you (or someone you know) might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

If you would like to have us do this for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.

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

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Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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Error code showing


Unless there is grease or moisture on the control circuit board, error code "SE" means you have a shorting membrane keypad.
On this model, the membrane keypad is not available as a separate part, so the control panel frame assembly (which comes with a new keypad) would have to be ordered and replaced. It's actually a pretty simple DIY repair.

It is part number W10258189 and you can get it for about $129 (subject to change) from the Pros here.
There is also a video here showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Then you unplug the keypad as per the photo below.
keypad_connector.jpg Some connectors have a lock.
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Then move your circuit board into the new frame. Be careful, the display is made of glass.

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I have a Maytag Microwave/Hood MMV4203DS00. Twenty minutes after its last use as a microwave oven, the Vent Fan spontaneously went on and the Display Shows: VENT...FAN..--5E-- (or SE?). The microwave...


"SE" error means you have a shorted membrane keypad.
On this model, the membrane keypad is not available as a separate part, so the control panel frame assembly (which comes with a new keypad) would have to be ordered and replaced.

It's actually a pretty simple DIY repair.

The frame assembly is part number W10258190 and you can get it for $67.98 (subject to change) from the Pros here. You can also order the thermostat (part number WB27X10567 ) from them.

Their is a video here showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Then you unplug the keypad as per the photo below.

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Some connectors on the relays have a lock:

positivelock.jpg Then move your circuit board into the new frame. Be careful, the display is made of glass.

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From the description it is the keypad control board problem, membrane "shorts" replacement only option.

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F3 Message on microwave


Hello

GE microwaves with a digital display will show an error code when there is a problem or malfunction with the unit. One type of error code that will be displayed on a GE oven and require troubleshooting is a code F3. An F3 error code indicates that the keypad for the control panel is bad or has a short. This will cause the microwave to beep continuously after the set clock message appears.

Unplug the power cord for the microwave from the electrical outlet. Pull the microwave out from the wall and set it on a table or the counter.


Find and remove the two screws from the top of the grille, on the font of the unit, with the Phillips-head screwdriver. Pull the grille off of the microwave.


Find and remove the screws that are used to secure the control panel to the microwave frame. Lift the control panel unit up and away from the microwave.


Find and remove the screw that is used to secure the green ground wire. Pull out all of the connectors and ribbon cables from the control board.


Apply heat from a hair dryer to the front of the control board for at least 30 seconds. Make sure the hair dryer is at the low setting. Pull up on one corner of the top membrane, then peel it off of the control board.


Repeat Step 5 for the other membrane that is on the control board.


Insert the pliable circuit of the new membrane through the opening in the control board. Remove the wax backing to expose the adhesive for the membrane. Place the membrane onto the control board.


Peel the wax backing off of the top membrane, then place it on the control board.


Place the control board back on the microwave and secure it with the screwdriver. Reattach the grille, and set the microwave back in place.


Plug the microwave back into the power outlet and reset the clock.

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IS F3 ON A MICROWAVE GE ALWAYS AN ERROR DEFAULT


HELLO.

YES,F3 is always an error default.An F3 error code indicates that the keypad for the control panel is bad. This will cause the microwave to beep continuously after the set clock message appears.

solution to the problem

1 Unplug the power cord for the microwave from the electrical outlet. Pull the microwave out from the wall and set it on a table or the counter.

2 Find and remove the two screws from the top of the grille, on the font of the unit, with the Phillips-head screwdriver. Pull the grille off of the microwave.

3 Find and remove the screws that are used to secure the control panel to the microwave frame. Lift the control panel unit up and away from the microwave.

4 Find and remove the screw that is used to secure the green ground wire. Pull out all of the connectors and ribbon cables from the control board.

5 Apply heat from a hair dryer to the front of the control board for at least 30 seconds. Make sure the hair dryer is at the low setting. Pull up on one corner of the top membrane, then peel it off of the control board.

6 Repeat Step 5 for the other membrane that is on the control board.

7 Insert the pliable circuit of the new membrane through the opening in the control board. Remove the wax backing to expose the adhesive for the membrane. Place the membrane onto the control board.

8 Peel the wax backing off of the top membrane, then place it on the control board.

9 Place the control board back on the microwave and secure it with the screwdriver. Reattach the grille, and set the microwave back in place.

10 Plug the microwave back into the power outlet and reset the clock.

willing to help on more problem.

Thanks

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F3 error message. Do I have to change the control paqnel?


HELLO.

NO.Troubleshoot the microwave control panel taking the teps given below.

An F3 error code indicates that the keypad for the control panel is bad. This will cause the microwave to beep continuously after the set clock message appears.

Things you will need

  • Phillips-head screwdriver
  • Hair dryer
  • Key panel
  • Key membrane
1 Unplug the power cord for the microwave from the electrical outlet. Pull the microwave out from the wall and set it on a table or the counter.

2 Find and remove the two screws from the top of the grille, on the font of the unit, with the Phillips-head screwdriver. Pull the grille off of the microwave.

3 Find and remove the screws that are used to secure the control panel to the microwave frame. Lift the control panel unit up and away from the microwave.

4 Find and remove the screw that is used to secure the green ground wire. Pull out all of the connectors and ribbon cables from the control board.

5 Apply heat from a hair dryer to the front of the control board for at least 30 seconds. Make sure the hair dryer is at the low setting. Pull up on one corner of the top membrane, then peel it off of the control board.

6 Repeat Step 5 for the other membrane that is on the control board.

7 Insert the pliable circuit of the new membrane through the opening in the control board. Remove the wax backing to expose the adhesive for the membrane. Place the membrane onto the control board.

8 Peel the wax backing off of the top membrane, then place it on the control board.

9 Place the control board back on the microwave and secure it with the screwdriver. Reattach the grille, and set the microwave back in place.

10 Plug the microwave back into the power outlet and reset the clock.
Thanks.

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Ge profile microwave f3 error and beep


F3 error code indicates that the keypad for the control panel is bad or has a short. This will cause the microwave to beep continuously after the set clock message appears.
1 Unplug the power cord for the microwave from the electrical outlet. Pull the microwave out from the wall and set it on a table or the counter.
2 Find and remove the two screws from the top of the grille, on the font of the unit, with the Phillips-head screwdriver. Pull the grille off of the microwave.
3 Find and remove the screws that are used to secure the control panel to the microwave frame. Lift the control panel unit up and away from the microwave.
4 Find and remove the screw that is used to secure the green ground wire. Pull out all of the connectors and ribbon cables from the control board.
5 Apply heat from a hair dryer to the front of the control board for at least 30 seconds. Make sure the hair dryer is at the low setting. Pull up on one corner of the top membrane, then peel it off of the control board.
6 Repeat Step 5 for the other membrane that is on the control board.
7 Insert the pliable circuit of the new membrane through the opening in the control board. Remove the wax backing to expose the adhesive for the membrane. Place the membrane onto the control board.
8 Peel the wax backing off of the top membrane, then place it on the control board.
9 Place the control board back on the microwave and secure it with the screwdriver. Reattach the grille, and set the microwave back in place.
10 Plug the microwave back into the power outlet and reset the clock.

Hope this helps.

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My Maytag microwave has error code "SE" on the


SE error means you have a shorted membrane keypad.

The full model number would be MMV1153AAB or MMV1153AAW and denotes color.

On this model, the membrane keypad is not available as a separate part, so you would have to order the control panel frame assembly ("control panel/switch" as it's called) which comes with a new keypad.

It's actually a pretty easy do it yourself job.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Next, disconnect the strip as shown in the photo below, then remove the screws that hold your circuit board in the old frame.

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Some connectors have a lock:

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Then carefully (since the display is made of glass) move your circuit board to the new frame, and reassembly is the reverse of disassembly.

You can get the part from the Pros here. They're our favorite supplier.

You can also find helpful exploded view diagrams at that link.

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

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