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Ge microwave jvm 1430 error code F3

Ge microwave oven error code F3 with a constant beep. If I unplug the oven and reinstall pluge error goes away for a while and the oven does heat but the turntable is not going around untill the error code returns with the beep. What is error code F3?

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  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    F3 on a GE / Hotpoint
    microwave means you have a shorted membrane keypad.



    So until it is repaired,
    please leave it unplugged or leave the door
    open when it's not in use, and please do not leave it running
    unattended.

    Please reply back with your full model model number (JVM1430XX###) from the tag in /
    on the unit so we can help you with an estimate or do-it-yourself help.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    oven shows error code 5E when unplugged and plugged back in the oven shows all zeros but does not allow any changes before returning to the same error code after ten seconds or so.

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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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My GE Microwave JES1344SK is showing the code -F3- on the digital screen and it beep three times every 30 second, the microwave won't start and any of the fuctions is working I need some help on t


An F3 code means that the touch pad has a short. The touch pad needs to be replaced. If you purchased the microwave new, get your receipt and the unit serial number and contact GE for the repair (1-800-GE-CARES). See http://repair.geappliances.com/ to find a repair center near you. There is a one-year parts and labor warranty on this part. You will need to get the unit to the GE Repair center at your own expense. (I'm assuming that the unit wasn't shorted by a lightning strike or other disaster.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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F3 Message on microwave


Hello

GE microwaves with a digital display will show an error code when there is a problem or malfunction with the unit. One type of error code that will be displayed on a GE oven and require troubleshooting is a code F3. An F3 error code indicates that the keypad for the control panel is bad or has a short. This will cause the microwave to beep continuously after the set clock message appears.

Unplug the power cord for the microwave from the electrical outlet. Pull the microwave out from the wall and set it on a table or the counter.


Find and remove the two screws from the top of the grille, on the font of the unit, with the Phillips-head screwdriver. Pull the grille off of the microwave.


Find and remove the screws that are used to secure the control panel to the microwave frame. Lift the control panel unit up and away from the microwave.


Find and remove the screw that is used to secure the green ground wire. Pull out all of the connectors and ribbon cables from the control board.


Apply heat from a hair dryer to the front of the control board for at least 30 seconds. Make sure the hair dryer is at the low setting. Pull up on one corner of the top membrane, then peel it off of the control board.


Repeat Step 5 for the other membrane that is on the control board.


Insert the pliable circuit of the new membrane through the opening in the control board. Remove the wax backing to expose the adhesive for the membrane. Place the membrane onto the control board.


Peel the wax backing off of the top membrane, then place it on the control board.


Place the control board back on the microwave and secure it with the screwdriver. Reattach the grille, and set the microwave back in place.


Plug the microwave back into the power outlet and reset the clock.

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The microwave is beeping at intervals and is flashing an F-3 Last night the vent was running full force and the beeping was going on too - I unplugged it but it didn't fix the problem


The error code of F3 on the GE microwave oven indicates a shorted keypanel/keypad.
Most likely the keypad will have to be replaced to fix your problem.

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Ge psacemaker microwave oven no working it started with a sensor error and the message change to F3 and beeping. I unplug and plug its still same error.Model JVM1750. What does F3 message stands for?


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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Microwave display flashing & beeping.


You have a failed membrane keypad.

On this model, GE doesn't make any parts available except the tray and the roller.

If it's in warranty, they will exchange or repair it.

It it's out of warranty, you're out of luck.

I'd advise you to contact GE Customer Service in case they may be able to help you.

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

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GE Sensor Microwave model JES1456wf001 error code F3....how do we fix . Microwave comes on when plugged in and then reads to set clock and then it rings several times and we get an F3 code


F3 is a shorted key pad. To prove this, unplug the ribbon cable of the key pad from the control board and this symptom should go away when you plug the AC cord back into the wall. BE CAREFUL!!!

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F3 Error Message


the code means this.


F3 Shorted touch pad panel

Good Luck

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The first thing to try is a "hard reset". Unplug it from the power line for a minute, plug it back in, set the clock, then try again.

Let us know if the hard reset doesn't fix it.

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Have a ge spacemaker xl1800 - f3 error


I had the same problem. I removed the grill and opened the control panel as I read an answer from "GENE" on APP (Appliance Pros) that this indicated a short in the circuit board (TouchPad). I was going to replace the faulty circuit board but when I opened the control panel there it was......One wire harness had just came unplugged!! I plugged it in, reassembled and the microwave works again!

Mike
Tampa, FL

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