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My hotpoint microwave beeps and the display says -F3-

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"F3" means you have a shorting membrane keypad.

I regularly repair these controllers and details are here.

If you have other questions, it's best to follow up with me directly.
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HOTPOINT COUNTERSAVER PLUS RVM 1435 DISPLAY READS F3


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

On RVM1435-series microwaves, 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.
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number (RVM1435XX###) 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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We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Nov 23, 2011 | Hotpoint RVM1435 Microwave Oven

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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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Key pad lockout and load beeps


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

Since it's a basic counter top microwave, this may not be worth repair when you consider the cost of a new comparable unit.

If you (or someone you know) might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.

The part number of your keypad is
WB27X10624 and you can get it here for $51.37 plus shipping.

Good luck!

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

Dec 27, 2009 | GE Countertop Microwave Oven

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GE Microwave displaying --F3--


F3 on a GE / Hotpoint microwave means you have a shorting keypad / controls.

There's a chance it can come on by itself and run unattended, which can result in a fire.

So until it is repaired, please leave it unplugged or leave the door open.

On this model, the keypad is not available as a separate part, so you would have to replace the entire controller assembly.

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 disconnect the wires and install the new controller.

You can order part number WB07X10903 here for $114.37 (compare that to $174.75 direct from GE!).

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

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Frigidaire F3 problem


thank you, problem resolve....bought new micro

Mar 22, 2009 | Frigidaire FMV145K Microwave Oven

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Microwave is beeping with F3


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

If you (or someone you know) might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.

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

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

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

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

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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Microwave shows F3


microwave quits working and F3 comes up on the readout - along with a series of beeps - pressing any of the buttons on the touchpad does nothing - The F3 stays there and beeps intermittently

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F3 Message and Beeping


On a GE/Hotpoint, F3 means you have a failed keypad.

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

It's at http://www.microwavedisplay.com/keypad_replacement.pdf

If you'd rather have us fix it for you, we do that for $39.95 plus parts and you can visit us via our link here on Fixya http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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 16, 2008 | GE Advantium 120 Convection/Microwave Oven

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I have a GE microwave. The display panel says F3 and the microwave beeps and will not run. If I unplug it it will then work if you use it right away. But then it will display F3 again and beep and not work...


F3 means that your keypad is shorting.

If you'd like to have us fix it for you, we do that for $39.95 plus parts. We repair them for customers nationwide.

Or if you want to do it yourself, please contact me directly and I'll give you details on parts and procedure.

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

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