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Beeps several times and gets an f3 error code

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

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

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

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

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If you could post the full model number, I'd be happy to point you to the best source in case you or a friend want to replace it yourself.

Otherwise, we regularly repair these for customers nationwide for $39.95 postpaid plus thew cost of the keypad.

Details of our service and critical safety information and disassembly information is at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk


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