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Reading F3 and workes by it self


MAKE THIS TEST AND FIX IT. God bless you
  1. Interlock switchIf your microwave is turning itself on, the first thing to check is the interlock switch. This is usually the first thing to malfunction that could cause this issue. If the interlock switch is bad then it will need to be replaced.
  2. Main control boardIf your microwave is turning itself on and the interlock switch is still working, the probable cause is the main control board. If the control board is defective it will need to be replaced.

Nov 14, 2013 | GE Spacemaker JVM1750 Microwave Oven

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HOTPOINT COUNTERSAVER PLUS RVM 1435 DISPLAY READS F3


"F3" on a GE / Hotpoint microwave means you have a shorted membrane keypad.

On RVM1435-series microwaves, 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.


In this case, you simply move your circuit board into the new frame. That is a simple do-it-yourself job.
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number (RVM1435XX###) from the tag on the oven here.

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.

Then you unplug the keypad (as per the photo below) and move the circuit board into your frame.


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Some connectors on the relays have a lock:
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We're happy to help you with free advice and we'd appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

Nov 23, 2011 | Hotpoint RVM1435 Microwave Oven

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GE Sensor Microwave model JES1456wf001 error code F3....how do we fix . Microwave comes on when plugged in and then reads to set clock and then it rings several times and we get an F3 code


Unfortunately, it appears that GE did not make that model to be repaired.

According to the owner's manual, there is a one year warranty.

After that, GE offers no support for it, but they sometimes make exception is people raise heck with Customer Service.

Good luck.

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

Sep 14, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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GE Sensor Microwave model JES1456wf001 error code F3....how do we fix . Microwave comes on when plugged in and then reads to set clock and then it rings several times and we get an F3 code


F3 is a shorted key pad. To prove this, unplug the ribbon cable of the key pad from the control board and this symptom should go away when you plug the AC cord back into the wall. BE CAREFUL!!!

Sep 14, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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F3 flashing on display screen..no buttons work!


I have the same problem. However when I unplug the microwave from the wall outlet, let it sit for 10 seconds, then weird codes appear on the top line. Reset the clock and it shold work just fine.

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Apr 28, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Microwave quit


I dont know if this is going to work but qhat the heck do you have to lose
unplug it for a few min. then plug it back in

Feb 10, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Spacemaker beeping loud and f3 message driving us crazy


The error code F3 indicates an oven sensor problem. The oven sensor is most likely the failed part. The oven sensor probe must have the correct resistance readings at specific temperatures. When the electronic range control (ERC) cannot identify the correct resistance of the oven sensor or the resistance is way out of specs F3 will display.
I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your oven.

Dec 18, 2008 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Microwave shows F3


microwave quits working and F3 comes up on the readout - along with a series of beeps - pressing any of the buttons on the touchpad does nothing - The F3 stays there and beeps intermittently

Jul 25, 2008 | GE JE1460 Microwave Oven

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Microwave


F3 occurs if the controller detects a key shorted for more than 60 seconds. Luckily, on this model, the "keypanel" as it's called is available as a separate part. If you or a friend decide to work on it, we have *critical* safety & disassembly info at our site, which is linked at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering the model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383 The "keypanel" is shown as reference number 44 on that exploded view.

May 22, 2007 | GE JES1039 Microwave Oven

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