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Microwave problem i have a ge microwave oven model # jes831wfc001 bought in july 2003 it had been working fine until the other day it made three loud beeping sounds and then flashed f3 on the display. i cleared this off, but it has continually been doing this every hour or so. i have since unplugged it but is it worth salvaging?

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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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