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Microwave fan started and f3 shows on the screen the only was to stop the fan is to unplug it. nothing on the panel works. what does f3 mean?

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  • hutch01 Jul 20, 2009

    GE SpacemakerXL
    Model #JVM1440WH04
    Serial #SH 911363B
    Manufactured 9/05

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

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

    If and when an oven is coming on or doing anything by itself, this is very dangerous and can result in a fire.





    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 brand and model number from the tag in / on the unit so we can help you with an estimate.

  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    F3 on a GE / Hotpoint
    microwave means you have a shorted membrane keypad. If and when an oven is coming on or doing anything by itself, this is very dangerous and can result in a fire.

    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 brand and model number so we can help you with an estimate.

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> JVM1440WH04

On this model, the membrane keypad is not available as a separate part, so you would have to order the control panel frame assembly which comes with a new keypad.

In this case, you simply move your circuit board into the new frame. That is a simple do-it-yourself job.

It is part number WB07X10951 and you can get it here for $93.20 (compared to $137.25 from GE!).

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number from the tag on the oven here.

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

The you unplug the keypad (as per the attached photo) and move the circuit board into your frame.

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

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