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Hotpoint counter saver microwave circuit board

The circuit board is out on my RVM120G001, and I thought I read here some time ago that I could send it somewhere and have it repaired for about $40.

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We repair these for customers nationwide with our guaranteed $39.95 service.

Wehave full details, plus critical safety, disassembly, andtroubleshooting info at our site. You'll find a link to our site in our listing here on FixYa.

Feel free to contact me directly.

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http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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HOTPOINT COUNTERSAVER PLUS RVM 1435 DISPLAY READS F3


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

On RVM1435-series microwaves, 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.
You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number (RVM1435XX###) from the tag on the oven here.

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.

Then you unplug the keypad (as per the photo below) and move the circuit board into your frame.


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Some connectors on the relays have a lock:
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Nov 23, 2011 | Hotpoint RVM1435 Microwave Oven

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I have a Hotpoint counter saver microwave and the Start button is beginning to stop working. It seems stuck but it's a touch pad, so can it be fixed. Can I fix it myself?


Yes, it's probably a failing membrane keypad.

Since you didn't mention the model number, I have to be kind of general.

On some models, the membrane keypad has to be peeled off and a new one stuck on.

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.

On some 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 that case, you simply move your circuit board into the new frame. That is a simple do-it-yourself job.

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.

Next, disconnect the strip as shown in the photo below, then remove the screws that hold your circuit board in the old frame.

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You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts here.

I'd recommend that your bookmark this link to your favorites.


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

Sep 28, 2011 | Hotpoint RVM1435 Microwave Oven

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I bought a house that does not have any user manuals for the appliances. Do you know where I can get a Hotpoint Microwave, Model # RVM120G001 manual?


You can download GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

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Jul 07, 2010 | Hotpoint Microwave Ovens

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I have a Hotpoint Counter Saver Plus Microwave model RVM1435wd. The turntable does not rotate. How can I fix it?


If your turntable is not going around you may have one of two problems: the coupler under the glass tray may be worn and in need of replacement or the turntable motor needs to be replaced. Hope this helps.

Jan 24, 2010 | Hotpoint RVM1435 Microwave Oven

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I have a Hotpoint 1425 over the counter microwave. I am having trouble replacing the two bulbs.


You can download Hotpoint / GE owner's manuals and installation instructions here.

It will cover changing the bulbs.

A circuit board failure can occur if a bulb goes out and the filament shorts, or if the bulbs are removed or installed without first unplugging the oven from the power line.

You can find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number (RVM1425XX##) here.

NOTE: FixYa's Web site is currently not notifying us when replies to our Clarification Requests are posted.

So if you need more help, please reply back directly to me with your brand and full model number for free do-it-yourself tips or an estimate if required.

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

William E. Miller
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Sep 25, 2009 | Hotpoint RVM1425 Microwave Oven

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Hotpoint Counter Saver Microwave not working


Please do not try to service. its dangerous to play with the internal parts of a Micro Wave. Most counter tops are pretty inexpensive buy a new one if the warranty is out.

Sincerely Steve

May 29, 2009 | Hotpoint RVM1435 Microwave Oven

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Shuts off after 2 seconds


Sadly, we hear of this over and over.

This is due to a defective or loose magnetron causing electrical interference and disruption in the control circuit board.

If your magnetron was recently replaced, it may have loose mounting nuts or bolts or maybe the wire mesh RF gasket was not installed or got pinched.

It may also need a new high-voltage diode and stirrer, and the cavity may be affected.

Details are in their bulletin here. Even if your model is not on the list, the same problem can occur, requiring a kit.

If you or someone you know decide to look into it, we have critical information on safety, disassembly and door switches at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa.

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.

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

If it's within the magnetron portion of the warranty (usually 5-9 years) but out of the original full warranty (usually 1 year), then your manufacturer will cover the part cost, but not the cost to visit you or the labor charge to do the work.

They may send you a replacement magnetron. GE Customer Service is here.

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

Nov 25, 2008 | Hotpoint RVM1435 Microwave Oven

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Microwave power,timer seems to work but it does not do anything.


Generally, the most common causes of a failure to heat are:

- bad door switches or door switch mounts
- loose connection at the magnetron
- problem or loose conneciton on the control unit circuit board
- bad magnetron or other high voltage part

If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and

disassembly information at our site, linked here on Fixya: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk

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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