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F3 Error on Display

After cleaning the microwave a F3 error appeared on the screen along with beeping. Keypad does not respond.

After unlpugging and plugging back in, the display says CLOCK, then goes back to F3. The keypad does not seem to be working.

Do I need to replace the keypad? If so, what part number. Thanks.

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  • millerl513 Sep 09, 2008

    I also had a F3 code with beeping????? I have no idea what this was, as it is not described in the manual. My wife had cleared the code before I got to look at the manual, so now she is the official repair person!!!

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F3 on a GE / Hotpoint microwave means you have a shorted keypad.

Direct spraying of cleaners on the keypad and steam from the cooktop can damage the controls.

Always spray non-ammonia cleaner on a soft cloth (not a paper towel which can scratch) and gently wipe the keypad.

If it will not successfully dry out, it will need to be repaired.

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 usually 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.

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Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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