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My microwave has a series of three beeps with an error code of F3. What does this mean?

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F3 on a GE means you have a failed keypad.

But just in case, 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.

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: 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.

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.

William E. Miller, AS-EET
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http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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My GE Microwave JES1344SK is showing the code -F3- on the digital screen and it beep three times every 30 second, the microwave won't start and any of the fuctions is working I need some help on t


An F3 code means that the touch pad has a short. The touch pad needs to be replaced. If you purchased the microwave new, get your receipt and the unit serial number and contact GE for the repair (1-800-GE-CARES). See http://repair.geappliances.com/ to find a repair center near you. There is a one-year parts and labor warranty on this part. You will need to get the unit to the GE Repair center at your own expense. (I'm assuming that the unit wasn't shorted by a lightning strike or other disaster.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jan 02, 2012 | GE JES1344SK Microwave Oven

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F3 code


An F3 error code indicates that the keypad for the control panel is bad or has a short. This will cause the microwave to beep continuously after the set clock message appears.
On many models of microwave oven means a problem with the touch panel, (tact switches).

Replace the switch panel to fix the fault.


Hope this helps.

Aug 10, 2011 | General Electric Microwave Oven

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F3 - error code, wont stop beeping at us.


Hi luvashley28,

F3 error code means that there's an open or shorted oven temperature sensor (RTD). To resolve this you have to Check sensor harness and harness connection between oven sensor and oven control. Replace oven temperature sensor (RTD) if wiring is ok. You may contact Sears for the replacement part at 1-800-252-1698; M-F 6:30 AM-10:30 PM - Sat 7:00 AM-9:30 PM - Sun 7:30 AM-9:30 PM - All times Central.

Hope this helps.

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Feb 10, 2011 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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Ge psacemaker microwave oven no working it started with a sensor error and the message change to F3 and beeping. I unplug and plug its still same error.Model JVM1750. What does F3 message stands for?


F3
Key panel (touch pad) shorted This code will occur if a shorted key panel is detected
continuously over 60 seconds. Replace key panel (also called touch
pad).

Dec 19, 2010 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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The F3 code keeps coming on with a beeping sound on my G.E. sensor microwave oven model number JES1456WFC001 1100 watts.


F3 means you have a shorted membrane keypad.

If it's under warranty, you should be able to get it fixed free.

The "C" in the model number means it's made for the Canadian market, and contacting GE Canada seems to be impossible for us here in the States.

So you'll need to contact GE via the info in your owner's manual.

If it's out of warranty, it's best to replace it, GE does not make parts available for JES-series microwaves.

One assumes they're meant to be thrown away when they fail out warranty.

Please don't kill the messenger... :)

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

Apr 27, 2010 | General Electric Microwave Oven

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Ge microwave jvm 1430 error code F3


F3 Key panel (touch pad) shorted This code will occur if a shorted key panel is detected continuously over 60 seconds. Replace key panel (also called touch pad).

Jul 17, 2009 | GE JVM1430 Microwave Oven

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F3 Error Message


the code means this.


F3 Shorted touch pad panel

Good Luck

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Microwave shows F3


microwave quits working and F3 comes up on the readout - along with a series of beeps - pressing any of the buttons on the touchpad does nothing - The F3 stays there and beeps intermittently

Jul 25, 2008 | GE JE1460 Microwave Oven

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Oven error -f3-


In most cases that code means you have a shorting keypad.

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


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

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