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Microwave keeps beeping on GE spacesaver JVM1640WB


Does the display say anything?

If it says "F3" then you have a shorted keypad.

Please post a new question with full model number and more detailed symptoms.

Nov 29, 2012 | Microwave Ovens

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Beeper wont shut off


Remove the power plug and Allow the voltage present on the board to drain OFF. After an hour please recheck and if the beep still stays there is fault in the motherboard. Possible that the beeper driver is short and is continuous. If all the other functions are working without any issues, all you can do is to cut off the beeper connection if you are able to remove the board and snip off . Attempt with power plug removed .

Nov 06, 2011 | GE JVM1850 1000 Watts Microwave Oven

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Have samsung american fridge freezer with ice dispenser i bought it second hand the problem is the digital display says the freezer is 20 degrees but its freezing inside also every minute or so we hear a...


If it's American, the temperature probably reads as fahrenheit. If so, 20 degrees F is 12 degrees F below freezing which converts to only -6.67 degrees Celsius.

Domestic freezers should be set to -17 degrees Celsius (= 0 degrees F), so the beeper is warning you that the freezer compartment is far too warm. If it's working correctly and has the temperature control set correctly, then it should achieve the correct temperature if you leave it for 24 hours and do not open the door nor try to use the ice dispenser. If the freezer is full of unfrozen items and so has to cool those down as well, then it may take even longer to reach the correct operating temperature.

Te operating manual for your appliance will tell you how to set the temperature correctly and whether it's possible to select between fahrenheit and Celsius scales. Most models allow you to set an override on the beep alarm as well. I cannot guide you on this without knowing the exact Samsung model.

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Sep 22, 2010 | Microwave Ovens

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Spacemaker xl (1999)low volume beep


According to the owner's manual (available here), there is a beeper volume on some models in this series. If yours has one, press it and then press 0 to 3 to control the volume (0 mutes the beeper and 3 is loudest).

If your model doesn't have the beeper volume control it's just that the beeper is going bad. They sometimes do that, getting faint or quitting entirely. You can't get a replacement beeper from GE, only the entire control circuit board.

The beeper is a piezoelectric type. Radio Shack sells a variety of beepers. If you know someone who can replace electronic components, they may have one that could be used on the board. Changing the beeper for one not the same as the original would not affect the oven's operation or safety, so that's an option. I'd do that myself if I were repairing this for a friend. But you might not be able to get a professional service shop to do this because of liability concerns. They would most likely replace the entire board.

With luck, your oven just has the volume down. Hope this has helped, and thanks for using Fixya!

Feb 13, 2010 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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The beeper will not shut off on my advantium 120 m/w


Is there a code "F3" in the display too?

That would mean the key panel (part number WB27X10467 key PCB assembly) is shorted.

The service manual is here if you or someone you know want to check it out and possibly do the work.

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.

You can find links to helpful exploded view diagrams and part ordering help here.

I recommend that you bookmark that link to your favorites.


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

Jan 29, 2010 | GE Advantium SCA2001BSS Microwave Oven

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Controlpanel flashes f 3


You have a faulty keypad. You could probably special order this part from a local appliance parts supply store for 50-60$ or purchase a new microwave.

Oct 22, 2009 | GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven

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How to stop it beeping


Is it beeping as the normal end of cycle beeping or Continuous faulty beeping? If you know a bit about electronics, you could locate the beeper and by using a soldering iron, remove it. Or to mute the sound by quite a bit, place a strip of thick insulation tape over the beeper. Otherwise if faulty, you could buy a new board.

Sep 27, 2009 | Microwave Ovens

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Disabling the beep on a Kenmore microwave


I have Kenmore microwave model 721.61820100.
It has an "Option" button. Press it. The display say "NUMBER"
Then press "1". The display should say "SOUND" and then "OFF".
Press "Start" and that beast turns silent, well not really, but the beeps are goooone.

If for some reason you don't like it this way repeat the sequence and the sound this time will turn "ON".

Jun 05, 2008 | Kenmore 80809 Microwave Oven

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Turn off Beep on old Magic Chef microwave


On some older models, there is a sliding switch on the bottom edge of the control panel that turns it off. I've seen these on older Amanas, but not sure about others.

In newer models, they have some kind of help key which will get to to a menu which will turn it off.

Other models in between usually don't have that feature. In such cases, I as a technician have removed the beeper or taped over it to make it quieter, or even lifted one leg of a resistor attached to the beeper.

Someone less technical or less patient could just push the beeper sideways until it snaps off. No more beeps! *grin* And really, it is much weaker than the circuit board so it's a viable, if inelegant solution.

One other thing is to call Magic Chef with your model number:
http://www.mcappliance.com/contactus/contactus.asp

Nov 14, 2007 | Microwave Ovens

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