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Ge microwave spacemaker xl1800

There is what i believe to be an error code (F3) and a triple beep emitting from the microwave. what is this signify and what is the solution, thank you very much tom cook

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    GE microwave just beeps and lists an F3 code. Can not push any buttons at all.

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    F3 code appears along with 3 beeps. None of the buttons on the keypad work. Woke us up in the middle of the night . . .

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    microwave makes a beeping noise from time to time for no apparent reason on its own whether i am cooking or not

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F-3 means shorted touch panel pad. In order to attempt clearing the code yourself, please follow the steps below:

  1. Press CLEAR/OFF or CANCEL.
  2. Program control again.
  3. If the fault code appears again, disconnect power to the microwave for 30 seconds.
  4. Program the cooking function again.
  5. IF it comes back up you should change out the panel hope that helps, good luck

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