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F3 error what does f3 mean on your microwave, it is not that old and of course like everything else i buy I didn't keep any receipt on it.

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    William Miller May 11, 2010

    It depends on the brand and model.

    Please reply back with your brand and model number from the tag on the unit so we can help you.


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HI, the Key panel (touch pad) is 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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