Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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I have a microwave Model#JES1036WF Serial # SD901831S. It comes up with a F3 on the keypad & goes off on its own - just starts by itself. I dont have a manual for it so dont know what the F3 means or how to get out of it. I unplug it for days & its ok once or twice. Then it just starts by itself again. Can you send me a manual for it? Or help me with the problem. Thank you

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  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    I HAVE A WHITE GE MODEL WITH THE SAME PROBLEM TURNS ON BY ITSELF?

    WILL CHECK THE MODEL #

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    en la pantalla me muestra las letras PF

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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 indicates a failure keypad

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