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Getting an F-3 error

My spacemaker is giving me an F-3 error. Locked out and can't operate, whats wrong here?

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Re: getting an F-3 error

That is a shorted keypad and if you don't want to replace it yourself, we'd be happy to do that for $39.95 plus the cost of parts.

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

Full details of our service are at but if you still have questions, please reply back.

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