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I have a micro wave oven model FM906815B it comes on and beeps the number F3 COMES on screen

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This is due to a Defective control board..You will have to replace it , it is a design flaw.This has been a longstanding problem on the control board. You can remove and replace it yourself ( you will not void warranty) or you can have a GE service tech do it.. Good luck !

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On most of these GE models, the keypad is not available as a separate part.

So you'd have to order so you would have to order the control panel frame assembly which comes with a new keypad.

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Then you unplug the keypad (as per the photo below) and move the circuit board into your frame.

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We would need your model number to give you more specific info, part ordering info, and en estimate if needed.

Simply contact me here with your model number and symptoms for free help.

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If and when an oven is coming on or doing anything by itself, this is very dangerous and can result in a fire.

So until it is repaired, please leave it unplugged or leave the door open when it's not in use, and please do not leave it running unattended.

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In some cases, just the membrane can be replaced. This is harder but cheaper. In some models, you have to replace the plastic frame, which comes with a new keypad. This costs more, but it a snap.

But it all depends on the model number.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number from the tag on the unit) for more information & help.

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If it's a GE model, F3 will mean a shorted key panel.

(If it's not a GE, please reply back with your brand and model number so we can help you).

If you 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: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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.

BUT 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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