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Have a ge spacemaker xl1800 - f3 error

My ge spacemaker xl 1800 has a f3 error and keeps beeping. Any suggestions to make it stop?

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  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2008

    How much is it to replace the magnetron?

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2008

    My wife was cleaning the microwave and it suddenly quit working. We have unplugged it, but every time we plug it back in we get an F3 error message and none of the keypad controls work.

  • lehnerw Jun 08, 2008

    It just started beeping 3 or 4 times and then the F3 showed up. What's the problem?

  • ckern Jul 17, 2008

    I have the same problem. When I got up this morning I heard beeping in the kitchen. It was my GE microwave. It is displaying the F-3 code and none of the buttons produce any effect.



    I see the answer about a magnetron. Where do I have that done? I am not sure it is worth the repair cost.

  • chwjr1 Apr 18, 2009

    I have the same problem with mine. But it also at random turns on by its self and cooks for about a minute and shuts off and starts beeping again.

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I had the same problem. I removed the grill and opened the control panel as I read an answer from "GENE" on APP (Appliance Pros) that this indicated a short in the circuit board (TouchPad). I was going to replace the faulty circuit board but when I opened the control panel there it was......One wire harness had just came unplugged!! I plugged it in, reassembled and the microwave works again!

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The magnetron almost shortening , the diode sound beeping / replace magnetron.

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F3 error ge Spacemaker xl 1800: Model JVM1851CD. What does F3 mean?


F3 on a GE / Hotpoint microwave means you have a shorted membrane keypad (aka membrane switch).

If and when an oven is coming on or doing anything by itself, this is very dangerous and can result in a fire.

So until it is repaired, please leave it unplugged or leave the door open when it's not in use, and of course one should never leave a microwave unattended while cooking.

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 involved.

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

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

If you would like to have us do this repair for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs nationwide.

Either way, we can let you know what your options and costs would be and send you other helpful info.

At our Web site, we have a video available showing how to remove a typical over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.

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.

We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller, AS-EET
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com
Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide

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Our GE Spacemaker XL 1800 microwave's controls are locked


The first thing I would suggest is a hard reset. Unplug the unit for a minute or so. Then plug it back in, set the clock and try again.

If that doesn't work, leave it unplugged for about 5 minutes.

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My GE Spacemaker XL 1800 was working fine and


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Reset clock, ge spacemaker xl1800 times out after 2-3 seconds


There's a simple fix for this. Unplug the unit. Take off the top grill with 2 screws. Remove the 1 screw that holds the touch pad unit. Lift up on touchpad unit and lift out. Put a piece of aluminum foil inside a large zip lock bag and tape it to the back of the touchpad unit and reassemble. GE put the magnetron to close to the control board causing stray microwaves to interfere with the board. The foil shields it.

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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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Microwave malfunction


On a GE microwave F3 means you have a failed keypad.

We replace these for customers nationwide with our guaranteed $39.95 service.

If you might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved. It's here.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller, AS-EET
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

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