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My jvm1740dm1ww continually beeps and message "Control Panel Service Needed" appears. What does this mean?

The display on Microwave stated " Control Panel " needs servicing? Is this something minor and can I repair it myself? Please advise. Thank You- Frank

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You need a new control panel.

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SOURCE: Microwave is beeping with F3

F3 on a GE / Hotpoint microwave means you have a shorted 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 for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.

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

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http://www.microwavedisplay.com

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SOURCE: My GE microwave JVM1740DM1WW no

there is no easy fix to this units current problem it will need to be looked at by a service tech as the fault is an internal circuit shortout and needs to have the faulty circuit found and then replaced using expensive testing units


sorry



merry christmas

Posted on Dec 22, 2010

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SOURCE: my GE microwave (model# JNM1541DN1BB)

HELLO.

The GE problem is with the magnetron being to close to the computer. If your microwave runs for a few seconds to minutes then resets with funny characters on the screen, you can follow these simple instructions to fix it.


needed things.

* Phillips screwdriver
* Foil
* Large ziplock baggie
* Tape




* 1 Unscrew the 2 screws in the top vent grill and remove it.

* 2 Unscrew the 1 screw above the computer keypad, then slide it up to unlock it and it will hinge down, revealing the computer circuit board behind the keypad.

* 3 Put a sheet of foil into the large ziplock bag and seal it up.

* 4 Then tape it to cover the whole circuit board in the back of the computer. You may have to let the wires stick out of the middle of your foil covering. The ziplock is to keep the metal foil from short circuiting anything on the computer, and the foil protects the circuit board from the small amount of leaking microwaves inside.

* 5 Lock the keypad back up and plugin the microwave to test it before screwing everything back together.

the way to keep it from happening again is to use the microwave with more caution.

Willing to help to help on other problems.

Thanks.

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You have a shorted membrane keypad.

Thanks for showing the full model number.

For model JVM1740DM1WW / JVM1740DMWW01, the membrane keypad is not available as a separate part, so you would have to order the control panel frame assembly which comes with a new keypad.

It's actually a pretty easy do it yourself job.

A video showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes, is here.

Next, disconnect the strip as shown in the photo below, then remove the screws that hold your circuit board in the old frame.

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Unplug the power cord for the microwave from the electrical outlet. Pull the microwave out from the wall and set it on a table or the counter.


Find and remove the two screws from the top of the grille, on the font of the unit, with the Phillips-head screwdriver. Pull the grille off of the microwave.


Find and remove the screws that are used to secure the control panel to the microwave frame. Lift the control panel unit up and away from the microwave.


Find and remove the screw that is used to secure the green ground wire. Pull out all of the connectors and ribbon cables from the control board.


Apply heat from a hair dryer to the front of the control board for at least 30 seconds. Make sure the hair dryer is at the low setting. Pull up on one corner of the top membrane, then peel it off of the control board.


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Insert the pliable circuit of the new membrane through the opening in the control board. Remove the wax backing to expose the adhesive for the membrane. Place the membrane onto the control board.


Peel the wax backing off of the top membrane, then place it on the control board.


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HELLO.

THERE IS SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM.

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An F3 error code indicates that the keypad for the control panel is bad. This will cause the microwave to beep continuously after the set clock message appears.

Need things

* Phillips-head screwdriver
* Hair dryer
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1 Unplug the power cord for the microwave from the electrical outlet. Pull the microwave out from the wall and set it on a table or the counter.

2 Find and remove the two screws from the top of the grille, on the font of the unit, with the Phillips-head screwdriver. Pull the grille off of the microwave.

3 Find and remove the screws that are used to secure the control panel to the microwave frame. Lift the control panel unit up and away from the microwave.

4 Find and remove the screw that is used to secure the green ground wire. Pull out all of the connectors and ribbon cables from the control board.

5 Apply heat from a hair dryer to the front of the control board for at least 30 seconds. Make sure the hair dryer is at the low setting. Pull up on one corner of the top membrane, then peel it off of the control board.

6 Repeat Step 5 for the other membrane that is on the control board.

7 Insert the pliable circuit of the new membrane through the opening in the control board. Remove the wax backing to expose the adhesive for the membrane. Place the membrane onto the control board.

8 Peel the wax backing off of the top membrane, then place it on the control board.

9 Place the control board back on the microwave and secure it with the screwdriver. Reattach the grille, and set the microwave back in place.

10 Plug the microwave back into the power outlet and reset the clock.

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F3 on a GE / Hotpoint microwave means you have a shorted 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.

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

William E. Miller
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

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