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I have the GE profile combo microwave & convection. I keep getting F4 code when ever I use the sensor buttons.

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  • ssmith3708 Aug 23, 2008

    I just installed the new push button panel that I ordered thanks again for you help. Because I had and F3 code. Now that it is installed, when I push the beverage button, I get a beep and the F4 code. Were do I start?

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F4 means your temperature sensor is shorted or coated with grease.

If you or someone you know wants to look into this, we have critical safety, disassembly, and troubleshooting info at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

NOTE: 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.

You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383

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