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I HAVE A OVER THE STOVE MICROWAVE MODEL JVM1443BK02 WHEN SOME THING IS IN THE STOVE OR ON TOP AND I GET STEAM , IGET A F3 ON THE PANEL I KNOW IT,S THE SMART BOARD BUT I UNPLUG THE MICROWAVE FOR 10 MINUTES IT RESET AND THEN IT.S OK THE UNIT IS 17 MONTHS OLD AND IT JUST STARTED DOING THIS. MY QUESTON IS IT A WEAK SMART BOARD OR AM IGETTING STEAM FROM A OPENING ON THE OF THE UNIT RICH

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First of all, be sure the microwave's hood vent exhaust fan is on whenever you cook on the stove top! That's essential to protecting the controls of the microwave.

If this still happens even though you use the fan, then your keypad or controller is likely failing, and we can help you with our $39.95 nationwide repair service.

Please reply back and let us know how it goes.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

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Posted on May 22, 2008

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Adora Space maker XL1800 has problem right now.. it says F3....i bought microwaver since 2004... i cant find trouble shoot book.. i need to know what it is F3?? thanks, Tim Lavelle...


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

If you (or someone you know) might want to replace a separately available keypad yourself, I have uploaded a
handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.

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.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number* here.

There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.

If you would like to have us do this repair for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs nationwide.

But please note that for some GE models, 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.

To see if this is the case for your model, enter your full model number* here.

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

* To show you this importance of an exact model number, the "XL1400" series included the following specific models:

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JVM1441BD002
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JVM1441CJ02
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JVM1441SH01
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JVM1441WD002
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JVM1441WH02
JVM1441WH03
JVM1441WH04
JVM1442AA01
JVM1442BA01
JVM1442WA01
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So far so good we unplugged the machine took the filters off the bottom let everything dry out over night and it seems to be working I'll update you tomorrow. I think the steam got the control pannel wet.

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It could have been steam or humidity.

If this is an over the range model, be sure you always use the hood vent exhaust fan when you're cooking on the stove top.

Whether it's a counter top or over the range top, always be aware that the cooling fan is running when it's cooking.

When in doubt feel for air flow through the vents.

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

Since it's less than one year old, it should be fully covered under warranty. I'd suggest contacting the manufacturer to get it fixed free. GE Customer Service is here.

If it is out of warranty, read on...

If you (or someone you know) might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

If you would like to have us do this for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.

Direct spraying of cleaners on the keypad and steam from the cooktop can damage the controls.

Always spray non-ammonia cleaner on a soft cloth (not a paper towel which can scratch) and gently wipe the keypad.

Always use the vent fan when cooking on the stove top to keep steam and grease out.

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

William E. Miller
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Aug 16, 2008 | GE Microwave Ovens

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Advantium oven displays "F3" and beeps continuously. It does not respond to clear or any other commands.


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

If it's less than one year old, it should be fully covered under warranty. I'd suggest contacting the manufacturer to get it fixed free. GE Customer Service is here.

If it is out of warranty, read on...

If you (or someone you know) might want to replace it yourself, I have uploaded a handy guide with pictures showing you what's typically involved.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.

There should also be a "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting & testing.

If you would like to have us do this for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.

Direct spraying of cleaners on the keypad and steam from the cooktop can damage the controls.

Always spray non-ammonia cleaner on a soft cloth (not a paper towel which can scratch) and gently wipe the keypad.

Always use the vent fan when cooking on the stove top to keep steam and grease out.

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

William E. Miller
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

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I always suggest that the hood / exhaust fan be on whenever you're cooking on the stove top. This helps keep grease and steam out of the controls.

The first thing to try is a "hard reset". Unplug it from the power line for a minute, plug it back in, set the clock, then try again.

Let us know if the hard reset doesn't fix it.

Otherwise, you may have a bad controller, which we may be able to repair for you.

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