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I read your comments and advice because we have the same issue. F3 error on our microwave - needs new circuit board - Sears came and gave us a crazy estimate. Do you replace these for the $39.95 you mentioned if we get the part? Joan McNeece, mcneeces@sbcglobal.net

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F3 on a GE / Hotpoint microwave means you have a shorted keypad, not a bad circuit board.

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.

If you would like to have us do this for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please include your model number) for more information & help.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller
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http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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In this case, you simply move your circuit board into the new frame. That is a simple do-it-yourself job.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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Some connectors on the relays may have a lock:

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You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please include your full model number from the tag in or on the unit) if you need a free estimate or free tips & do-it-yourself advice.

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On this model, the membrane keypad is not available as a separate part, so you would have to order the control panel frame assembly which comes with a new keypad.

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