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Error Code F-3

Hello I have a kenmore 363.62702 and it displays an error code of F-3.  Uplugged it and it runs for a short time then shuts off and displays the code.

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Re: Error Code F-3

This may have already been dealt with, but others can benefit from an accurate, thoughtful reply to this problem.

This is actually made by GE, and in this case, F3 actually indicates a bad keypad, not a temperature sensor.

This is not too difficult a job for a do-it-yourselfer, but we also replace them for $39.95 plus parts at cost.

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Re: Error Code F-3

An F-3 is a bad temp sensor and needs to be replaced

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If you want to try to fix it your self, Always remember Electricity is dangerous and should be treated with respect.
Microwaves are very dangerous, they can still shock you even unplugged!!
Use a metal ( not the shiny chrome type ) screw driver with a insulated handle to short across ( touch both at the same time ) the terminals of the high voltage capacitor to discharge it. With the microwave unplugged.
If my attachment made it, it shows a common way to do this....
Good Luck!
Always remember Electricity is dangerous and should be treated with respect.
Microwaves are very dangerous, they can still shock you even unplugged!! These pages are to help give you indications of what might be wrong and some safe "how to check" or repair help.
Use a metal ( not the shiny chrome type ) screw driver with a insulated handle to short across ( touch both at the same time ) the terminals of the high voltage capacitor to discharge it. With the microwave unplugged.

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