Question about GE XL1800 1100 Watts Microwave Oven
When it stops working, F3 appears in the screen. The touch pad works ocassionally, and you cannot set the time.
F3 on a GE / Hotpoint
microwave means you have a shorted membrane 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 repair for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs.
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.
Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your model number) for more information & help.
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William E. Miller
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
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