Question about GE JVM1850 1000 Watts Microwave Oven
I wiped the sensor pad with a dry paper towel to clean it. I may have pushed several keys, but now it shows an -F3- on the display, beeps 3 times loudly and will not respond to any command. If I unplug and plug it back in, it displays 'Push Clock' but will not respond to anything and after 30 sec. goes back to -F3- and the beeping. Any information is appreciated.
first thing I would suggest is a hard reset. Unplug the unit for a
minute or so. Then plug it back in, set the clock and try again.
If that doesn't work, you have a shorted / failed membrane keypad.
Until it is repaired, please leave it unplugged or leave the door open.
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.
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.
If you would like to have us do this repair for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs.
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, AS-EET
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
F3 error in your GE microwave
means that the keypad/touchpad is bad and should be replaced. However, before
replacing it you can follow these step by step instructions to clean the
touchpad assembly and see if it works:
1) Unplug microwave
2) Remove two small screws from upper face plate
3) Remove screw on upper side of control panel
4) Life panel and pull out
5) Identify flat tape-like harness connecting circuit card to keypad
6) Wipe down harness with an all-purpose wipe
7) Use hairdryer to dry remaining leftover moisture
8) After this put the keypad back
if its not solved then replace it.
Hope this helps...please post back
for further assistance.
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