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Smart Dispense on GE Dishwasher

I no longer want to use the Smart Dispense on my GE Dishwaher (I used it in the past). How do I get the light to go off (the smart dispense light that says to add detergent) without keeping it filled. I have decided to no longer use the smart dispense, but add detergent tablets which I find work better.


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Press the ADDED HEAT pad 5 times within 3 seconds. You will hear 3 beeps; then the light will go off. You can turn the feature back on again by repeating.

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