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Kenmore Elite dishwasher Smart Wash light blinking
Sanitize Blinking Light
Some Kenmore dishwashers have a sanitize feature; when this light blinks, it means the sanitization step failed because the hot water in the dishwasher did not achieve the desired temperature or the final rinse cycle was interrupted.
RINSE AID! Buy a bottle of Jet Dry or similar rinse aid liquid. Fill the rinse aid dispenser completely. Run dishwasher as usual. Water will no longer cling to the tub or the dishes. Newer dishwashers require rinse aid to dry properly due to reduced energy consumption.
Unfortunately there is no easy way to completely get the detergent out of the rinse aid reservoir in one quick method, short of taking the inside panel off the door.
However, I would try a simple way to flush it out. With the door open almost al the way open, pour warm/hot water into the rinse aid fill hole and keep pouring until you start to get clear water coming out. The water will be flowing back out the fill hole you're pouring the water into and should just flow down the door panel into the dishwasher tub. Try to keep the door about 10-15 degrees up from all the way open to let the water get in the rinse aid reservoir.
Just pour the water in slowing so you don't agitate the mixture and you should be able to get it running clear in 5-10 minutes. It could take a gallon or so of warm/hot water to accomplish this, but it will flush it.
When you'r done, just put the dishwasher into a rinse cycle to pump out the water and soap, etc. You may have to run a full cycle afterwards to get rid of any excess detergent in the tub.
press back and forth between hi-tempwash and sani rinse several times to get all lights to come on if not then press sani rinse and heated dry back and forth several times. one of though combos will start the test mode. the test mode will stop the light from blinking and you can use the dishwasher again