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GE spacemaker over the range microwave F3 error code

model JVM1740DM1BB

GE spacemaker over the range microwave

F3 error code

just wondering about approximate repair costs (parts & labor)?

Microwaves , Ranges
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Manage My Life
I am sorry you are experiencing difficulties with your Microwave. Most people do not know that Microwaves contain high voltage internal components that can retain a lethal electrical charge even when the microwave is completely unplugged. Door repairs and adjustments, even minor ones, can cause microwave leakage and a microwave shielding leakage test must be performed using a survey meter after any microwave service. I strongly suggest that you have this repair handled only by a qualified service technician. I have provided a link To Sears Home Services if you decide to schedule service. If you think it may be cost effective to just replace the unit, I have also provided a link to the Microwave section of to price out what a replacement would cost.
by Manage My Life
October 24th, 2012
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Fred M
F3 indicates a stuck keypad. Most likely the console will need to be replaced. The part number is WB07X11040 and the console is expensive. You will also need a technician to check and repair this problem. Microwaves do not make good do-it-yourself projects. Microwaves contain high-voltage components that can retain a lethal electrical charge of up to 2200 VAC -- even when the microwave is unplugged. Repairs and adjustments, even minor ones such as a stuck keypad, can cause microwave leakage. A microwave shielding leakage test should be performed after any microwave service.

It is for these safety reasons that we are unable to guide you in microwave repairs and instead recommend scheduling service with a qualified service technician.

You can schedule service online with

Sears Home Services

or by calling 1-800-4-MY-HOME.

We thank you for your understanding in this matter and hope we can help you with other questions and repairs in the future.
by Fred M Earned 5,414 community points in Microwaves
October 24th, 2012
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