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My Touch pad does not work, can someone help? My touch pad doesn't work. If I unplug the microwave and plug it again, it will show an error message but it will work one time only and then the pad will not respond again.

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What error message is it showing? What is your model?

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

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.

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

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Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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Mine also stopped working about 12 days ago after I left a steamer running for 15 min. under the microwave in order to let the steam sucked out by the venting fan between the range and the microwave. I unplug/plug it several times but it did not work. A specialist came and could not fix it. I was debating between buying a new microwave oven or paying for the very expensive new part. But yesterday the touch pad started to function again! I guess it's because the moisture that got into the unit finally dried. What I learn is to keep steamers AWAY from any touch pads and be patient enough to wait before jumping to any decision.

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SOURCE: touch pad not responding

We regularly repair such control units for customers nationwide by mail for $39.95 postpaid in about a week or so with a one-year guarantee.

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.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number from the tag on the unit) for more information & help.

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

William E. Miller, AS-EET
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Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide

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