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Just want to know the sanitation process. I don't have a manual.

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My Frigidaire dishwasher - most buttons don't work and clean and sanitized lights are flashing after cycle completes.


Hello Rich - From what you have described if only some cycles are working, then there seems to be a communication problem coming from the main control panel, I would suggest contacting a professional technician to diagnose the unit.

Sep 23, 2012 | Frigidaire Dishwashers

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Unknown control panel symbols bosch dishwasher super silent


Wash Cycle Options

Delay Start (model dependent):



This option allows you to delay the start time of your dishwasher up

to 19 hours.

Sanitize:



The Sanitize feature is available only in the Heavy, Auto, Normal and Half Load cycles. Press the

"Sanitize Option" button to activate the Sanitation features during these cycles. The technical sanitation

measures may also improve the drying results. The sanitize LED or The "Water Pipe" symbol will light when sanitation

requirements are met.

Note: The dishwasher automatically defaults to Auto Wash when turned off and back on. If you used the sanitize option
in your last cycle, the dishwasher will default to Auto Wash with the Sanitize option selected when you turn it on.

To achieve proper drying, always use a liquid rinse aid, even if your detergent contains a rinse aid or

drying additive.



Note: The dishwasher indicates low rinse aid by turning on the Refill Rinse Aid indicator LED (for units without

a display) or The "Spray Looking" symbol (for units with a display).

If this light is on, you need to refill the rinse aid dispenser

I got the idea that the "squiggly arrow" has something to do with the sanitize feature also. If you post your model number "on the inside right hand side of your dishwasher door" I'll go get your manual and post the link here. Hope this helps so far! :)

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You don't want to swim in water that has algae... 1st ...Make sure you have the correct amount of salt. See you manual for amount needed. Must set you pump timer first and sync your chlorinator between that time, if pump turns off before chlorinator cycle ends, you will get an "Low flow" alarm. Set you pump timer to run 12 hours and the chlorinator for 10 to 11 of those hours and should see results within 3 days or so. After that, If you live in an area that is hot, 10 hours pump and 8 to 9 chlorinator... Hope this helps...

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Brand new Matytag MDB7749AWB Dishwasher does not work correctly. As soon as the power was turned on, all three cycle indicator lights ('Wash', 'Dry', and 'Clean') came on and always...


Try putting the unit into a test mode. This my clear your issues otherwise call for service.

One of two ways to do this.
In standby (no lights) Press the combination of buttons:
hi temp wash > sanitize > hi temp wash > sanitize > hi temp wash
All lights will come on and the washer will run a test cycle anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes.
If that button comb doesn't work use:
heated dry > sanitize > heated dry > sanitize > heated dry

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Hello there, We have mold which is hard to remove in the liner of our loader and it also drips down the front of the washer when we have ran it. Do you any advice for removal of mold and to stop the...


Hi Clare. Yours is a common complaint, but easily remedied. In your owners manual, you will find that it is recommended to run the "sanitize" cycle every 30 days. This will kill any mold or mildew inside the machine, and keep it from smelling inside. If you havent been doing this, it will be a little harder to get it clean. The sanitize cycle heats the water to 185 degrees ( approx.) My advice would be to run a sanitize cycle once a week for the next month. Put a cup of bleach in the detergent dispenser each time you run the sanitize cycle for the next 4 times ( without clothing inside). Also, leave the door open overnight after completing your wash. This will allow the internal wash drum to dry out and eliminate any chance of mold or mildew inside. When you see a drip down the front of the machine, it is usually lint or hair stuck to the bottom of the glass door where the seal contacts the bottom of the door. Keep this area clean and lint free and your leaking should stop.

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Code 93 means the system is in Stand By (Operation Finished) mode. It will start the next cycle in 24 hours and run for the number of hours you have set, Codes are: 88 Stand By (Start Up) 00 Zero Operating Hours 01 Min Operating Hour or (1 Hour Remaining) 02 thru 12 Operating Hours remaining 90 Alarm Code (Low Water Flow/No Flow) 91 Low Salt Level 92 High Salt Level 93 Stand By Mode (Operating Process Finished)

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Moyer Diebel model DF 3- pump dispenser, the sanitizer wont' go through the line


Your sanitizer wont" go through the line , the best and the cheapest way is to change the 3 squeeze tubing together, or if you like you can change the one you know is defective. You have to know the 3 pump is working when the cycle is on. Let it run a complete cycle and you can see the pumps running or not. If the pump is not running then you may have a burned out motor in your samitizer system.

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My dishwasher has the sanitize option but at the end of the cycle the sanitize light is not on. It is about 3 years old. When does the sanitize happen during the cycle so I can open the door and measure...


Check your owners manual to see when the light should come on. If it comes on due to high temps, then the heater element may be bad. Run it, then see if element is hot (be careful !)

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Kenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher LIghts are blinking....


I just read this for the same problem: push sanitize, then heat and dry, sanitize, heat and dry, sanitize, heat and dry, cancel, then open and close the door. It worked. The dishwasher is running correctly even as I type this. 

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