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F3 Error Message

My GE Advantium oven shows an F3 error message on its display and is inoperable. What does the F3 message mean and how is it corrected?

Todd Anderson
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it was working before, i just clean the front vesel then it started to beep the f3 message on the lcd, i unplug it then waited for good 10 min and reconnect it but the same problem. anything i can do to reset it?

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    How can I fix this problem - should I just throw it away?

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The code means this.


F3 Shorted touch pad panel

Good Luck

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