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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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Posted on May 24, 2008

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How do I unlock the control panel of a ge microwave oven?


See the link

Many microwave control panels can be locked to prevent accidental use or access by children.
There are two different ways to lock the control panel:
  1. Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for 3 seconds. The display will show "LOCK" and then revert to the time of day. A small "L" will appear in the corner of the display as a reminder that the control panel is locked. If anyone tries to use the microwave, the display will show "LOCK".
  2. On some models, press and hold the 5 and 7 pads simultaneously for 3 seconds.

To unlock the control: Repeat the procedure which was used to lock the control. (Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for about 3 seconds or hold the 5 and 7 pad simultaneously for 3 seconds.)


unlock the control panel of ge microwave Google Search

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How to unlock the samsung microwave


Setting the Child Protection Lock

You can lock your microwave oven so it can't be used by unsupervised

children.

1 Press the My Choice Button and the 5 button at the same time for

3 seconds.

The display shows : CHILD LOCK ON.

2 The display returns to the time of day.

At this point, the microwave oven cannot be used until it is unlocked. To
unlock it, repeat steps 1-2 above.

May 19, 2014 | Samsung SMH7178STD Microwave Oven

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Shows locked but runs when door is opened


Unplug till fixed ! Replace the 2/3 door switch's inside near where the two locking arms go inside the microwave. get the right ones you can do it.

Apr 12, 2014 | Kenmore 62622 Microwave Oven

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Hotpoint microwave key pad parcially not working


The pads actually share some of the same lines inside the touch pad. There are silver oxide traces inside there. If a trace inside breaks, it depends on which trace breaks as to what pads dont work. If a trace that is common to say pads 1,3,5,7 you would lose function of those pads. 1.....2.....3.....4......5....... it is sort of set up like that inside wher eone connects to another and so on. So lets say a line between 2 and 3 breaks then you would lose pads 3, 4, 5 and any others on that same line. Will have to replace touch pad, cannot repair.

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My child locked the microwave pad. How do I unlock it?


The operation manual is available for free download from Samsung at this site: http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/200305/20030529145700437_MW5592.pdf
The answer to how to lock and unlock is on page 15 of the manual. It's instructions are: 1. Press the '0' button, the display will show: "PRESS 1- DEMO 2-CHILD LOCK"
2. Press the "2" button, the display will show: "PRESS START"
3. Press the start button and the display will show "LOCK" then returns to the time of day.
At this point the microwave can't be used. To unlock, just repeat steps 1-3.
Hope this helps

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Control locked


Howdy:) Try this:

Microwave - Explanation of the Child Lock Out Feature
Many microwave control panels can be locked to prevent accidental use or access by children.
There are two different ways to lock the control panel:
1. Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for 3 seconds. The display will show "LOCK" and then revert to the time of day.
A small "L" will appear in the corner of the display as a reminder that the control panel is locked. If anyone tries to use the microwave, the display will show "LOCK".
2. On some models, press and hold the 5 and 7 pads simultaneously for 3 seconds.
To unlock the control: Repeat the procedure which was used to lock the control. (Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for about 3 seconds or hold the 5 and 7 pad simultaneously for 3 seconds.)
Farmerbear at FixYa.com

Sep 14, 2010 | GE Advantium 120 Convection/Microwave Oven

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I have accidentally locked my microwave oven (profile performance convection oven). I was cleaning the front. Can you tell me what to do?


Got you covered. Here you go:

Microwave - Explanation of the Child Lock Out Feature
Many microwave control panels can be locked to prevent accidental use or access by children.
There are two different ways to lock the control panel:
1. Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for 3 seconds. The display will show "LOCK" and then revert to the time of day.
A small "L" will appear in the corner of the display as a reminder that the control panel is locked. If anyone tries to use the microwave, the display will show "LOCK".
2. On some models, press and hold the 5 and 7 pads simultaneously for 3 seconds.
To unlock the control: Repeat the procedure which was used to lock the control. (Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for about 3 seconds or hold the 5 and 7 pad simultaneously for 3 seconds.)
Microwave - Explanation of the Child Lock Out Feature

Many microwave control panels can be locked to prevent accidental use or access by children.

There are two different ways to lock the control panel:

1. Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for 3 seconds. The display will show "LOCK" and then revert to the time of day.
A small "L" will appear in the corner of the display as a reminder that the control panel is locked. If anyone tries to use the microwave, the display will show "LOCK".


2. On some models, press and hold the 5 and 7 pads simultaneously for 3 seconds.


To unlock the control: Repeat the procedure which was used to lock the control. (Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for about 3 seconds or hold the 5 and 7 pad simultaneously for 3 seconds.)

That info is from GE

Hope that does the trick.
Regards, Farmerbear at FixYa.com






























Microwave - Explanation of the Child Lock Out Feature

Many microwave control panels can be locked to prevent accidental use or access by children.

There are two different ways to lock the control panel:

1. Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for 3 seconds. The display will show "LOCK" and then revert to the time of day.
A small "L" will appear in the corner of the display as a reminder that the control panel is locked. If anyone tries to use the microwave, the display will show "LOCK".


2. On some models, press and hold the 5 and 7 pads simultaneously for 3 seconds.


To unlock the control: Repeat the procedure which was used to lock the control. (Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for about 3 seconds or hold the 5 and 7 pad simultaneously for 3 seconds.)

Microwave - Explanation of the Child Lock Out Feature

Many microwave control panels can be locked to prevent accidental use or access by children.

There are two different ways to lock the control panel:

1. Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for 3 seconds. The display will show "LOCK" and then revert to the time of day.
A small "L" will appear in the corner of the display as a reminder that the control panel is locked. If anyone tries to use the microwave, the display will show "LOCK".


2. On some models, press and hold the 5 and 7 pads simultaneously for 3 seconds.


To unlock the control: Repeat the procedure which was used to lock the control. (Press and hold the CLEAR/OFF pad for about 3 seconds or hold the 5 and 7 pad simultaneously for 3 seconds.)

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The microwave shuts itself off after 3-5 seconds on all cook settings


i have model # nns 977s it shut of and show H98 what is wrong?

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Switching off the sound of my Samsung Microwave


1 Press the Sound button. The display shows "ON".
("START" will flash)
2 Press the Sound button to turn the volume off. The display shows:
"OFF".("START" will flash)
3 Press Start. The display returns to the time of day.
Lastly, you can find a copy of the manual here:
http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/200507/20050727140356453_DE68-01945A[GB].pdf

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F3?


Key panel (touch pad) shorted(f-3)

This code will occur if a shorted key panel is detected continuously over 60 seconds. Replace key panel (also called touch pad).

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