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MY MICROWAVE READS F-3 AND IT PEEPS AND WON'T SHUT OFF. THE FAN KEEPS RUNING AND I CAN'T SHUT THE MICROWAVE OFF AND IT KEES BEEPING. CAN YOU HELP ME

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  • DSue May 20, 2008

    The fan on my 6 year old GE profile JVM1860 microwave turned on by itself an then the touch panel went dead. I unplugged the microwave and then replugged it. The "set clock" went on and then the F3 Message, and a beep sounds every minute now.

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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.

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F3 error means that the oven tempeture sensor is open circuit. You will need to replace it.

I have already forewarned you about the voltages inside microwaves. BE SURE TO DISCONNECT THE POWER!!

Hoping you could give me a FixYa for that one :)

regards
robotek

Posted on May 07, 2008

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    Graeme Ross May 07, 2008

    Disregard the temp sensor solution here. I now know from you additional post.... that you have a GE unit. see this post for the correct diagnosis :)

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