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PF ? My JES1238 when powered on countinously beeps and shows aPF sign on the display. None of the controls work. The microwave is just dead.I hope you can help meThanksViral

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Re: PF ?

Not actually dead, just apparently unresponsive.

PF means power failure. It either got reset or unplugged, etc.

If it's not responding to the keys, then you likely have a shorted keypad or trouble on the control board.

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, linked here on Fixya:

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Your the 2nd one today..bad main control board.. Cheaper to buy a new one
microwave unless you can find a replacement board and do it yourself... tell me what you want to do and I can walk you through..board is about $100 if you can find shipping repair shop would cost $200-225 incl. parts if they can get them

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"PF" on the display is an indication that your oven experienced a power interruption. Normally, the error code can be cleared by pressing the CLEAR/OFF button. You may have to reset the time. This is accomplished by pressing the CLOCK button, entering the time on the keypad, then pressing CLOCK again. If this does not clear your problem, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.

This can happen when there is a power failure. Usually there is a PF in the display but you can also get 88:88

Try this first: Press stop / pause or cancel then clock and try and set the time. If at that time you do not get any beeps your control board most likely has a problem. To dig deeper if you wish to have more assistance I need your complete model number to possibly troubleshoot.

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My microwave shows PF on the screen and none of the buttons are working, not even the timer button. How to solve this problem ?

PF = Power failure. Try and push the clear or cancel button (or start, or clock etc) You may have missed one. If that doesn't work try and unplug it for 10 seconds or so and retry.

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Got code PF and control keypads not working?

Hello :

PF indicates power failure . Displays this message after it has been unplugged or if there has in fact been a power failure .

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Microwave lost power in the middle of heating a lunch. Later power came on with PF in the display. Is this normal?

it seems the thetmal cutoff(TCO) mounted on the magnetron to protect it from overheating is going opens out when magnetron overheats and cuts the power to the control board and after the magnetron cools down tco resets and power to control board is restored with the sign PF(power failure).the fan that cools the magnetron may have gone bad.i think u will need a tech 2 chk it out.

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Dead microwave

If it gives a little beep, then there's still some life in the control board. That's an encouraging sign.

In most cases, we can fix these boards. We repair these for customers nationwide with our guaranteed $39.95 service.

We have full details, plus critical safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site. You'll find a link to our site in our listing here on FixYa.

At our site, we now have a video available showing how to remove a typical control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

Feel free to contact me directly.

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

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Microwave samsung suddenly stoped working


The -SE-error is 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.

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.

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