Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Displays F3 cannot use touch pad just surface light

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  • puma17 Nov 07, 2007

    Microwave started coming on, on it's own by turning on the vent then now have error code -F3- brand is as follows Hotpoint RVM1635 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

  • angellover Nov 24, 2007

    have been occurring more frequently now and alarms in middle of the night unplugging doesn't reset the microwave. I have GE model jes1036wf001 the touch pad doesn't work but light is on inside.

  • allenboy Feb 14, 2008

    Can't use key pad an F3 code is displayed and a alarm.

  • very inept Mar 11, 2008

    can't use control panel and have no surface light

  • Anonymous May 24, 2008

    I have the same problem with the F3 and the light and alarm.

  • Geneo1113 Nov 14, 2008

    Ge microwave spacemaker model JVM1650 displays "F3" and the touch pad is inoperative. Any ideas?

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On a GE microwave F3 means you have a failed keypad.

We replace these for customers nationwide with our guaranteed $39.95 service.

If you might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved. It's here.

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

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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Posted on May 24, 2008

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Please specify the brand name the error codes differ with each brand..

Posted on Oct 22, 2007

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GE JVM1440SH001 f3 error


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F3--Shorted key panel(touch pad), will occur if a shorted key panel is detected continuously over 60 seconds.
test the following:
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I have a GE microwave and F3 has just come up on the display screen???


F3 Shorted key panel (touch pad).
1. Will occur if a shorted key panel is detected continuously over 60 seconds.
2. Replace key panel (touch pad).

What you can first try before replacing the keypad is first unplugging the microwave. Then you can get access to the panel by first removing the top grill and then unscrew the top of the control panel. There is a strip that looks like tape which attaches to the control panel which you need to wipe off and then blow dry. may not work the first time but be patient. also clean the bottom of the door and the latches to make sure the connection is clean. After that is should hopefully work without replacing the touch pad.

Let me know how this works out for you.

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I report from owner manual.

F3 means : Short circuit on key panel (your touch pad).
You get F3 error if a shorted key panel is detected for more than 60 seconds.
Solution: . Replace key panel (touch pad).

Try first unpluggign power cord for five minutes.

If you think that the problem may had been caused by water inside the keypad you can try using an hairdryer on the keypad, taking care not to melt the keypad plastic.
If that does not work, then replace the keypad.

You can buy replacements here. or Order GE Microwave Ovens Parts Here

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the code means this.


F3 Shorted touch pad panel

Good Luck

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GE microwave f3 code


You have a shorted touch pad.. here is a link for a replacement.. http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/model-display.php

If you open up everything and examine the touch pad, you may see something that is causing the short and fix it, oherwise, you'll have to remove and replace it.. Hope this helps..

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