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Beeping sound There's a code F3 appear and the microwave beep every 2-3 minute. Please tell me what's wrong.

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On GE's that's usually a shorted keypad. We can replace that for you for about $115 total.

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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.

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