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Error code F3

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Re: Error code F3

On a GE, F3 means that you have a shorted pad on the keypad.

This is not too hard a job for a do-it-yourselfer, but if you'd like, we do this job for $39.95 plus parts nationwide.

If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at ourlisting here on FixYa:

There is also a very helpful "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel. It's very helpful when troubleshooting.

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

Please write back (privately if you wish) with more details if you need further help.

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