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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 I replace the microwave? This microwave is about six years old. Thank you so much for your help. Shannon Hoke

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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.

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