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F3 Message and Beeping

My GE Advantium microwave oven started beeping and displaying "F3" in the middle of the night, and now is beeping about every 30-45 seconds. What is the F3 error message and how do you clear or fix it? Thank you.

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  • nherringshaw Jan 17, 2009

    My microwave kitchen aid is beeping every hour or so. The keypad does not work. But there are no flashing codes just the time.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    MIcrowave started beeping when it hadn't been used since the night before. Display screen showed "F3" and when I tried to clear it, it shut down. Unplugged oven, waited @ 30 seconds, plugged back in and no change. I tried this several times, at one point it did clear code only to go back to F3 when I put a cup of water in the oven and tried to set the time and level to start it. Once I got a 'F10", but it never appeared again. Researching best I could it appears the display panel is shorted. Any ideas? I want to determine if cost of repairs is worthwhile.

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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

Please feel free to contact me directly if you need more help.

We're happy to help and we appreciate your thoughtful rating of our answer.

William E. Miller, AS-EET
prototech@usa.net
http://www.microwavedisplay.com

Posted on May 27, 2008

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