Question about Microwave Ovens
F3 on a GE / Hotpoint microwave means you have a shorted keypad.
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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Mar 27, 2012 | GE SpaceMaker Microwave Ovens
Error code F3 on many models of
microwave oven means a problem with the touch panel, (tact switches).
Replace the switch panel to fix the
fault. Spares can be aquired through your GE dealer. Visit GE's web site for a list of dealers and spare parts suppliers.
Hope this helps.
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