Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
KEYPAD DOES NOT WORK AND I GET AN F3 MESSAGE
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had the same problem. I removed the grill and opened the control panel as I read an answer from "GENE" on APP (Appliance Pros) that this indicated a short in the circuit board (TouchPad). I was going to replace the faulty circuit board but when I opened the control panel there it was......One wire harness had just came unplugged!! I plugged it in, reassembled and the microwave works again!
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
It sounds like the main transformer has failed. It would be cheaper to replace the whole microwave than repair this one. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Hope this helps. Good luck.
Posted on Mar 06, 2010
F3 on a GE / Hotpoint
microwave means you have a shorted membrane keypad (aka membrane switch).
If and when an oven is coming on or doing anything by itself, this is very dangerous and can result in a fire.
So until it is repaired, please leave it unplugged or leave the door open when it's not in use, and of course one should never leave a microwave unattended while cooking.
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 find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
There should 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.
If you would like to have us do this repair for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs nationwide.
Either way, we can let you know what your options and costs would be and send you other helpful info.
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 full model number from the tag on the unit) 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, AS-EET
Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide
Posted on May 06, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 28, 2014 | GE Profile Spacemaker XL 1800 36 in....
Jan 04, 2013 | GE Profile Over the RanMicrowave....
Dec 18, 2011 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
May 13, 2010 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
May 05, 2010 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
Mar 06, 2010 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
Nov 08, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
Jan 01, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
May 29, 2006 | GE JVM1861SF Microwave Oven
148 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: