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Hi,
On GE models, "SENSOR ERROR" appears on the display when:

  • Using the sensor feature, the door was opened before steam could be detected. Do not open the door until stream is sensed and time is shown counting down on the display.
  • Steam was not detected in the macimum amount of time. Use Time Cook to heat for more time.
Thanks.

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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On GE models, "SENSOR ERROR" appears on the display when:

  • Using the sensor feature, the door was opened before steam could be detected. Do not open the door until stream is sensed and time is shown counting down on the display.
  • Steam was not detected in the maximum amount of time. Use Time Cook to heat for more time.
  • The humidity sensor (gas sensor) has failed.
Maybe the controller is "scrambled" and a hard reset will fix it.

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Posted on Dec 06, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Spacemaker microwave oven - Sensor error

Hello :

Many models of the GE microwave have sensors that can detect humidity from the foods you are cooking. This allows the microwave to make adjustments to the power levels used to cook your food. If "Sensor Error" appears, you should either press "Clear" to cancel the mode or leave the food in the appliance longer to give the microwave more time to detect the food.

Press "Time Cook" to manually enter the time if you receive an error message when trying to use the "Sensor Reheat" mode of your GE microwave. The error message may be caused by the food item being too large or too small to detect
..


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Posted on Mar 29, 2010

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Posted on Aug 07, 2010

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SOURCE: ge psacemaker microwave oven no working it started

F3
Key panel (touch pad) shorted This code will occur if a shorted key panel is detected
continuously over 60 seconds. Replace key panel (also called touch
pad).

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