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There is a chip that controls TOTAL operation of the microwave, sounds like it malfunctioned. It actually sound like the entire board has malfunctioned. good luck

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Magnetron is probably faulty.

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Many microwaves have similar issues. Usually, (not always) only the light is on and the fan is running, not the section that produces the microwaves. This problem can be caused by the door switches that are out of alignment or a defective control board.

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The pads actually share some of the same lines inside the touch pad. There are silver oxide traces inside there. If a trace inside breaks, it depends on which trace breaks as to what pads dont work. If a trace that is common to say pads 1,3,5,7 you would lose function of those pads. 1.....2.....3.....4......5....... it is sort of set up like that inside wher eone connects to another and so on. So lets say a line between 2 and 3 breaks then you would lose pads 3, 4, 5 and any others on that same line. Will have to replace touch pad, cannot repair.

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Most microwave diodes will work just fine from system to system. The most common ones I use are rated at 550ma. When you check your old diode what made you think it was bad? They are such a high rating you will not get a reading on it with a regular ohm meter. Mostly on HV rectifiers if it is not shorted ( Zero Ohms) it is probably good. If you have no high voltage then substitute it and see if you do get high voltage, then you know it was open. Follow the video and give it a try.

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"F3" means you have a shorting membrane keypad.

I regularly repair these controllers and details are here.

If you have other questions, it's best to follow up with me directly.
(FixYa does not notify us directly when follow-ups are posted, so we have to log in to the site to see them.)

- William E. Miller, AS-EET
Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide
"Recycling by repairing since 1982"

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JX-81J is the microwave recirculating charcoal filter for several models of GE and Hotpoint microwaves. The installation instructions will be available from the manufacturer with the model number of the microwave itself.

One microwave that uses this filter is the RVM1535MMSA . See for all of the details on this microwave. The owner's manual, , shows the installation of the filter on page 34. The guide for installing the microwave above the range is .

If you have a different microwave, add a comment with that model number. I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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None to my knowledge, but common faults include keypad failure (may show error code "F3") and cooktop light failure, both of which can be affordably repaired. (See link below)

For more free DIY and other help & advice, feel free to contact me via my site below.

Please include FULL model number*, FCC ID number*, + detailed symptom information. ( * on the tag in cooking cavity or around door frame or control frame or on back)

William E. Miller, AS-EET
Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide
"Recycling by repairing since 1982"

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It may be a bad connection on the fuse holder, an intermittent fuse, a bad connection on one of the thermostats or elsewhere, or a bad connection on the control circuit board.

If you want to contact me privately with the model number, I can give you or a friend free DIY troubleshooting help and I also do microwave control circuit board repairs.

For more free DIY and other help and advice, feel free to contact me via my site.

Always include your FULL model number*, FCC ID number*, and detailed symptom information.
* from the tag in the cooking cavity or elsewhere on the oven (or send a clear photo of tag)

William E. Miller, AS-EET
Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide
"Recycling by repairing since 1982"

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Have you tired unplugging the oven for 5 minutes (must be cool if you did a cleaning) and see if it will reset the system and unlock it.

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The control buttons are likely defective. Is the MW working?

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If you wish to get some details about microwave error codes; check the site linked here. Pull up older posts.

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Can the safety switch is faulty. Try to repair it with a technician before use.
If you wish to get some details; check the site linked here. Pull up older posts.

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If you mean the plate will continue to turn as long as the microwave is plugged in to electricity, then you have a short in, or a defective circuit board or master control.
Very few places repair these, particularly since they are often made overseas, and parts are not readily available.
Often your only choice is replacement.
God bless your efforts.

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Hi Kerry,
"PF" is power falure if you didn't aready know this. It sounds to me like the coolig fan might be running slow or there is blocked or restricted air flow through the unit. This cooling fan is only for the HV transformer and magnetron. Sometimes you may get air flow around the door but this is incidental. The PF tells me that the power is being interrupted either at the power source (wall outlet or circuit breaker) or the magnetron TCO is cutting out. It also could be a bad magnetron running too hot. As far as the steam goes, I usually just leave the door open on my microwave for 10 or 15 minutes to let the condensation evaporate.

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