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My microwave shuts down and shows F3 on the display.

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  • William Miller
    William Miller May 11, 2010

    That's usually a bad keypad, but please reply back with your brand and full model number so we can help you better.

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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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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.

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

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prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

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