I have been getting an F3 error code on my microwave which indicates the panel needs to be replaced. How difficult is this part to replace yourself?
Answer DL, In general, this is not a major repair, and doable, Here's some basic instructions " FRONT GRILLE REMOVAL Grille removal is required in order to lower the control panel, remove the door, or gain access to the line fuse, high voltage capacitor or high voltage diode. To remove the grille follow these steps: 1. Remove the two screws located above the grille which secure the grille to the uppercase and open the oven door. 2. Gently push down on the top of the grille while rotating the top of the grille forward. Note: the bottom of the grille has three
tabs which hinge into the oven frame. 3. Once the top grille screw plates have completely been removed from the cabinet, lift upward on the grille, 1. Remove the upper grill. 2. Remove the screw securing the top of the control panel to the chassis. 3. Open the oven door and place your right hand flat on the face of the control panel. Push upward to disengage the alignment tabs. 4. Gently pull the top of the control panel towards you. To remove the control panel assembly, disconnect all associated connector plugs on the smart board. Disengage the lower control panel hinge tabs from the chassis and remove the complete control panel assembly. There are only two connector plugs which can be reversed, and they are color coded to assist you in correctly reassembling them." I think you'll do fine. Thanks and Good Luck.