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Sharp carousel2 microwave convection model number r-8350 flashing but control panel won't work

Many parts for this model are long since no longer available, but many generic parts are available.

Chances are your control circuit board needs repair. After all these years, the electrolytic capacitors dry internally and that can cause bizarre symptoms.

I can repair your board, normally for $54.95, which includes insured return shipping, but if your membrane keypad is bad, it cannot be repaired.

For details and more free DIY and other help & advice, feel free to contact me directly.

Please include FULL model number*, FCC ID number*, + detailed symptom information.
* (on the tag in cooking cavity or around door frame or control frame or on back)

William E. Miller, AS-EET
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Jan 29, 2017 | Sharp Microwave Ovens

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Kenmore microwave oven has S-E error how do I clear it or troubleshoot?

it is experiencing a defect in the control panel.

gotta call sears on that one, could be as "simple" as replacing the control panel or up to the wiring TO the control panel

Sep 19, 2014 | Microwave Ovens

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Key pad flashing se . key pad locked pease tell me what to do iam a disabled lady need help please

"SE" error means you have a shorted membrane keypad.

You would need to have either the membrane keypad itself replaced, or the control panel frame assembly which comes with a new keypad, or the whole controller.

Part numbers and prices will of course depend on the model number.

Dec 27, 2012 | Samsung Microwave Ovens

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KithenAid model KUDSo1DL wont operate, clean green light flashes non stop

This is a issue with the way the water is moving & or heating in the unit. There should be a tech mini manual behind the motor kick panel. The manual describs the failure and it's correction. Depending the the model year & run / revision code, this error could be caused by low water level, a bad thermistor, the control board not sensing inputs, bad heater or door interlock switch issues. attached is a couple of help sheets. They are general in scope.


Mar 27, 2012 | KitchenAid Microwave Ovens

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F3 flashes/beeps. I see it says its a damaged keypad that needs replacing--"a simple DYI project." I'm willing to give it a try, though I haven't a clue or ANY experience how. I mean not...



GE microwaves with a digital display will show an error code when there is a problem or malfunction with the unit. One type of error code that will be displayed on a GE oven and require troubleshooting is a code F3.
An F3 error code indicates that the keypad for the control panel is bad. This will cause the microwave to beep continuously after the set clock message appears.

Need things

* Phillips-head screwdriver
* Hair dryer
* Key panel
* Key membrane

1 Unplug the power cord for the microwave from the electrical outlet. Pull the microwave out from the wall and set it on a table or the counter.

2 Find and remove the two screws from the top of the grille, on the font of the unit, with the Phillips-head screwdriver. Pull the grille off of the microwave.

3 Find and remove the screws that are used to secure the control panel to the microwave frame. Lift the control panel unit up and away from the microwave.

4 Find and remove the screw that is used to secure the green ground wire. Pull out all of the connectors and ribbon cables from the control board.

5 Apply heat from a hair dryer to the front of the control board for at least 30 seconds. Make sure the hair dryer is at the low setting. Pull up on one corner of the top membrane, then peel it off of the control board.

6 Repeat Step 5 for the other membrane that is on the control board.

7 Insert the pliable circuit of the new membrane through the opening in the control board. Remove the wax backing to expose the adhesive for the membrane. Place the membrane onto the control board.

8 Peel the wax backing off of the top membrane, then place it on the control board.

9 Place the control board back on the microwave and secure it with the screwdriver. Reattach the grille, and set the microwave back in place.

10 Plug the microwave back into the power outlet and reset the clock.

Willing to help on other problems.


Sep 14, 2011 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Control display is flashing FS or F3 and then turns itself off

The error code F-S or F-5 is the closest error message I have found in information for your convection microwave oven. The F5 error code indicates that the damper switch has a sensing error. Be sure that the blower outlet is not blocked or restricted. I would recommend calling for service on something like this.

The F3 error code is an indication of a stuck key panel. We do not recommend that the customer remove the cover of their microwave oven. Even with the microwave oven unplugged, there are some components that hold a charge of 25.000 volts.

Note: General resolution for problem is based on information submitted with question. If problem persist, contact a service technician to Sears Repair Department 1-800-469-4663.

Hope this helps (remember to rate and comment this answer).

Jun 29, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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My Kenmore 7748 is flashing F 11. Any soludtions?

Hello there and thank you for choosing fixya
The dreaded f-11 error code is a touchpad error
Normally this occurs if you have recently cleaned the controle panel and it got wet and the insides of the panel got wet. so what you can do is to take a hair dryer and unplug the microwave then use the hair dryer and dry the controle panel for not less than 10 min DONTGET THE DRYER TOO CLOSE OR YOU WILL BURN UP THE PANEL PADS OK JUST SWEEP ACROSS THE PANEL OVER AND OVER OK YOU MAY WANT TO ALSO REMOVE THE OUTER SHELL ND DRY THE PANEL FROM THE INSIDES TOO THEN LEAVE IT SIT FOR AT LEAST 1 HR THEN PLUG IN AND TEST
if this still occurs than the panel is bad and needs to be replaced ok?
Hope this is very helpful please feel free to rate this solution
Best regards Mike

Mar 31, 2011 | Microwave Ovens

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Error flashing on display KHHS179LSS

If you pull off the top louver (it just pulls straight off) usually (mine does) there is a small technician manual (is a small black plastic bag) on the right side above the control panel. It shows all the error codes and what they mean. It shows how to enter test mode and exit which may clear the error. Hope this helps.

Jan 01, 2010 | KitchenAid KHHS179LSS Convection /...

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What is a E5 error code in a micro over model number 401.80083700

An "SE" error would be a shorted membrane keypad.

I'm not sure about an "E5" error.

You would have to consult the "mini-manual" or technical sheet inside the microwave, usually located behind the control panel or hidden inside the area behind the grille. It may mention an "E5" error.


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.

If it is an SE error this is a problem that's pretty easy for the homeowner or a friend to do himself. And you can save $200 or so.

I'll tell you what the DIY options are and you can decide if you'd prefer one of those or to call Sears/Kenmore for service:

Take your control box off as in the video at our site, peel the old keypad off as in this handy guide with pictures , clean the surface, stick on the new keypad
order by part number here DE34-00233T SWITCH MEMBRANE $20.60 membrane keypad
(We can do this job for you for a total of $64.95, but as you can see, the other two options are more practical and economical)

Take your control box off as in the video at our site, disconnect the keypad strip as shown here, move your circuit board to the new frame, reinstall
order by part number here DE94-01647D ASY CONTROL PANEL $31.77 control panel frame with keypad

Take yours off as in the video at our site, then install the new one
order by part number here DE94-01648D ASY CONTROL, BOX $58.98 complete control panel assembly with frame, keypad and circuit board

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

Dec 04, 2009 | Kenmore 62622 Microwave Oven

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Whirlpool MH1150XMS-3 F2 error message

You have a shorting membrane keypad. 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.

On this model, the membrane keypad is not available as a separate part, so you would have to order the control panel frame assembly which comes with a new keypad.

It's actually a pretty easy do it yourself job.

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.

Next, disconnect the strip as shown in the photo below, then remove the screws that hold your circuit board in the old frame.


Then carefully (since the display is made of glass) move your circuit board to the new frame, and reassembly is the reverse of disassembly.

The part number to order is 8205031 (formerly 8204739) and you can get it here for $140.37 plus shipping.

You can also find helpful exploded view diagrams at that link.

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

NOTE: The FixYa system is not currently notifying me when folks reply to my posts, so please contact me directly for more help.

William E. Miller

Sep 09, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

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