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I have the F3 indication on my GE Microwave Oven Model Number JVM1870SF03. Is the problem the keypad or the smartboard? How can I determine?

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F3 and beeping on my GE spacemaker 1800 microwave oven...what causes this?


F3 is the code for a failed membrane keypad.

On most of these GE models, the keypad is not available as a separate part.

So you'd have to order 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.


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.

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

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Some connectors on the relays have a lock:

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Nov 27, 2011 | GE Microwave Ovens

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Getting F3 fault. replaced smart board but did not help. Touch panel?


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

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

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My GE microwave is beeping and the display says F3


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

We would need your model number to give you more specific info, part ordering info, and en estimate if needed.

Simply contact me here with your model number and symptoms for free help.

On some models, the membrane keypad is peeled off and a new one stuck on.

In other models, the plastic frame must be replaced, and it comes with a keypad already installed.

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GE countertop microwave shows "F3" on display, won't work


F3 on a GE means you have a shorted membrane keypad.

There are two ways to fix this model, either replace the membrane keypad which is a lot of work (handy guide with pictures) or to replace the complete controller.

It's probably not going to be economical even to repair it yourself if you or a friend want to. It depends on the model:

JES1334WD001
JES1334WD01
JES1334WD02
JES1334WD03
JES1334WD04

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.

I looked up parts prices for the -02 verison.

ref # 38 part number WB27X10554 membrane keypad $69.71 here (compared to $112.50 direct from GE!)

ref # 42 part number WB07X11076 complete controller assembly $131.01 here (compared to $196.25 direct from GE!)

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http://www.microwavedisplay.com
Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide

Jun 02, 2010 | GE Microwave Ovens

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The F3 code keeps coming on with a beeping sound on my G.E. sensor microwave oven model number JES1456WFC001 1100 watts.


F3 means you have a shorted membrane keypad.

If it's under warranty, you should be able to get it fixed free.

The "C" in the model number means it's made for the Canadian market, and contacting GE Canada seems to be impossible for us here in the States.

So you'll need to contact GE via the info in your owner's manual.

If it's out of warranty, it's best to replace it, GE does not make parts available for JES-series microwaves.

One assumes they're meant to be thrown away when they fail out warranty.

Please don't kill the messenger... :)

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The microwave GE spacesaver is not working. It


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I have a GE turntable microwave counter top oven that beaps after a few minutes of being plugged up to an outlet and goes to 0 on the screen. The error message is F3. Do you know what that means and should...


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.

The model number will determine what the repair options and prices are.

FixYa is not notifying us when our Clarification Requests are answered, so please contact me directly with your full model number from the tag on / in the unit so we can help you with free do-it-yourself tips and/or an estimate.

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

William E. Miller
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http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Sep 27, 2009 | GE JVM2050 Microwave Oven

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I have a microwave Model#JES1036WF Serial # SD901831S. It comes up with a F3 on the keypad & goes off on its own - just starts by itself. I dont have a manual for it so dont know what the F3 means or...


On a GE microwave F3 means you have a failed keypad.

We replace these for customers nationwide with our guaranteed $39.95 service.

If you might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved. It's here.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller, AS-EET
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

May 11, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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F3 indicates a failed touch panel. It usually comes up after the key is shorted for 30 seconds.

We have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

Essentially you unplug the oven from the wall outlet, and remove the control panel assembly as per the instructions at the site linked above.

There should also be a very helpful "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel. It's very helpful when troubleshooting.

Then unplug the keypad from the circuit board, heat up the keypad from the front with a hair dryer, then peel the old keypad off. You have to make sure all the old adhesive is off.

Then peel the backing paper from the new keypad and carefully press the new keypad in place. You need to be precise - you cannot apply it, peel it off, then reapply it.

If you would like to have us do this for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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First, order by number. Some illustrations are general. Second, you may find a board rebuilder who will fix yours or exchange it.

I've done this and found that the correct product was sent and worked well.

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