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I have a Maytag MDB8951bws and I have noticed that the dishes at the end of the cycle do not feel hot but mildly warm and not completely dry. I also noticed that when I select the ''Sanitize'' option the light that tells you the dishes have completed being sanitized does not come on after the cycles are completely finished (the ''clean'' light does come on). One last note I will throw in is that the high temp wash seems to work quite well as a lot of steam is expelled when the door is opened during the cycle. Thank you for your help.

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SOURCE: Kenmore Dishwasher Not Sanitizing

You don't need an additive.
The sanitized LED itself is probably out.
It will not light up if the sensor doesn't sense that the water has reached 155 F. If the dishes are getting clean, I assume the heater is working properly. You could have a failed sensor, but you would usually notice longer than normal wash times and the dishwasher getting hotter than usual.
Alternately press heat dry and hi temp scrub 4 times. This puts washer into diagnostic mode. The first thing that happens is all the LED's light up. If it lights up then it is ok and the problem is somewhere else.
If these instructions don't apply to your machine, please post the complete model number from the decal just inside the front of the tub and I will look it up for you.

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

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SOURCE: Dishes are wet and the not drying

Try using just the rinse aid in the tablets, don't put anymore rinse aid in the dispenser(This may take a while for it to empty) this should help with the drying.
failing that look at manual that will tell you how to put the extra heat programme on
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Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Not drying and sanitize light is not coming on

is it draining ok? Are the cycles really long? if yes it might be a control module problem also found on other models.
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