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Micro beeps 3 times with "F3" flashing on LCD screen. Nothing works.

The letters "F3" keeps flasing on the LCD screen and the microwave beeps 3 times about every 30 seconds. Nothing works. The only way to stop the beeping is to unplug the micro. Please help.

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  • ellen126 Jun 29, 2008

    Thanks for the reply. Yes it is a GE model. Apparently it just over-heated. I plugged it back in yesterday, press reset/clear, and presto!

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If it's a GE model, F3 will mean a shorted key panel.

(If it's not a GE, please reply back with your brand and model number so we can help you).

If you 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: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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.

BUT 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.

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

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http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

  • William Miller
    William Miller Jun 30, 2008


    Hopefully it was just a glitch that you cleared with a reset.

    If not, we're happy to help if needed.

    Happy cooking!

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