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F5 lights comes

I was trying to cook a potaoe on the potatoe button it stopped after a few minutes with the F5 on the screen

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It's a shorted humidity sensor.

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

There should also be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

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

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

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I bought a ge microwave 5/20/08. I have used it several times and it has worked well. Today I was cooking baked potatoes. I usually do them 1 by 1 and then put them in the oven for a crip skin. After...


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But if you think it may have a problem, you could unplug it for a few minutes then plug it back in and try again.

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