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Microwave malfunction the model is a GE spacemaker xl 1800. It shows F3 in the display and does not do anything .It beeps but nothing work

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  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2007

    last year our microwave Quit working and showed F3 after 2 weeks I plugged it back in and it worked. Now it is doing the same thing.By the way when it quit working the first time some of the buttons did not work. example 2min 30 sec.

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On a GE microwave F3 means you have a failed keypad.

We replace these for customers nationwide with our guaranteed $39.95 service.

If you might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved. It's here.

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

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Posted on May 24, 2008

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F3 means - Shorted key panel (touch pad) and it occur when a shorted key panel is detected continuously over 60 seconds. In this case the key panel should be replaced. Good luck !

Posted on May 29, 2006

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I was also getting F3 error code on GE spacemaker xl 1800. After reading prior post about possible faulty keypad, I unplugging and touching each of the keys on the control panel. After touching most of the individual keys, the problem solved itself. Back to having a working micro. Thanks for the help!

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