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see the next steps. God bless you a stuck key or non-responsive key, most of the time you will have to
replace the keypad for this microwave oven repair. If your keypad is
connected to your control board by a flat ribbon wire, try disconnecting
it and clean the silver contacts with an ordinary pencil eraser. After
cleaning, plug it back in and try it. If it doesn't fix it, replace
the keypad unit. Some units actually have keypad tests to confirm your
diagnosis of a bad key.If your keypad and control is the same
unit, replace that unit. Another note, unlike stove/oven keypads and
controls, most microwaves do not have error codes or tests to
distinguish whether it is truely the keypad or control. Most of the
time, it is the keypad that needs replacing, but a small percentage of
the time it can be the control. Check the tech sheet if they can point
you to the right part.
F1 - E0 EEPROM communication error F1 - E1 EEPROM checksum error F1 - E2 UL A/D error F1 - E4 Model ID error F1 - E5 Calibration shifted F1 - E6 Latch signal mismatch error F1 - E9 Stack overflow F1 - E3 Wiring harness cavity size does not match stored value F2 - E0 Shorted touch pad F2 - E1 Keypad cable connection error F2 - E5 Cancel key drive line open F2 - E6 Cancel key drive line open F3 - E0 Oven temperature sensor (RTD) opened (upper oven on double oven models) F3 - E1 Oven temperature sensor (RTD) shorted (upper oven on double oven models) F3 - E2 Oven temperature is too high (Cook mode) F3 - E3 Oven temperature is too high (Clean mode) F3 - E4 Oven temperature sensor (RTD) opened (lower oven on double oven models) F3 - E5 Oven temperature sensor (RTD) shorted (lower oven on double oven models) F3 - E6 Drawer sensor open F3 - E7 Warming drawer sensor shorted F4 - E1 Meat probe malfunction - shorted F5 - E0 Door Switch F5 - E1 Self clean latch will not lock F5 - E2 Latch during CLEAN error F5 - E5 Self clean temperature not reached within 45 minutes. F5 - E6 Door is open, but latch is locked F5 - E7 Self clean latch will not unlock F6 - E0 Return line not connected F7 - E1 Common switch wire defective
Two digit codes:
F0 ERC Board failure F1 ERC Board failure F2 Oven temperature is too high F3 Oven temperature sensor open F4 Oven temperature sensor shorted F5 ERC Board failure F7 Function key stuck on ERC F8 ERC Board failure F9 Oven door lock failure
Microwave and Microwave combo error codes:
F1 - E3 or F1 - E4 Electronic control malfunction
F2 - E0 or F2 - E1 Keypad connection error
F2 - E3 Keypad held down too long, or keypad is shorted.
If you get an error code, try first resetting the code: 1. Disconnect power for about two minutes. 2. Connect back power. 3. If code re-appears, test and eventually replace faulty part.
F3 error in your GE microwave
means that the keypad/touchpad is bad and should be replaced. However, before
replacing it you can follow these step by step instructions to clean the
touchpad assembly and see if it works:
1) Unplug microwave 2) Remove two small screws from upper face plate 3) Remove screw on upper side of control panel 4) Life panel and pull out 5) Identify flat tape-like harness connecting
circuit card to keypad 6) Wipe down harness with an all-purpose wipe 7) Use hairdryer to dry remaining leftover
8) After this put the keypad back
if its not solved then replace it.
Hope this helps...please post back
for further assistance.
F3 on a GE / Hotpoint
microwave means you have a shorted membrane keypad. It can be intermittent.
On some models, the keypad can be replaced as a separate part.
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
But on some GE models, 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
our Web site, we have a video
available showing how to remove a typical
over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.
You can find
helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full
model number here.
Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your
full model number from the tag on the unit) for more
information & help.
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There should be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grill , which is very helpful when troubleshooting and testing.
F-3 error is an error code for a bad keypad . If you couldn't find the spare parts , then it will be cheaper to replace the microwave.
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