Question about GE JVM1650 1000 Watts Microwave Oven
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: F3 Message and Beeping
On a GE/Hotpoint, F3 means you have a failed 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.
It's at http://www.microwavedisplay.com/keypad_replacement.pdf
If you'd rather have us fix it for you, we do that for $39.95 plus parts and you can visit us via our link here on Fixya http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
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Posted on May 27, 2008
F3 on a GE / Hotpoint
microwave means you have a shorted membrane keypad (aka membrane switch).
If and when an oven is coming on or doing anything by itself, this is very dangerous and can result in a fire.
So until it is repaired, please leave it unplugged or leave the door open when it's not in use, and of course one should never leave a microwave unattended while cooking.
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 find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here.
There should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit behind the control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.
If you would like to have us do this repair for you, we do that for $39.95 plus part costs nationwide.
Either way, we can let you know what your options and costs would be and send you other helpful info.
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
Microwave Oven Control Panel Repair Nationwide
Posted on May 06, 2010
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).
Posted on Nov 04, 2010
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