Dishwasher - Sanitization Cycle

This cycle is certified to reduce 99.999% of bacteria on dishes. Sanitation is achieved using a high-temperature rinse that is designed to meet NSF 184 Residential standards. To meet NSF Residential (National Sanitation Foundation) requirements, the dishwasher will run until the water temperature inside the dishwasher reaches approximately 150 degrees F. Our certified residential dishwashers do not meet NSF Commercial standards and are not intended for licensed food establishments.


How the Sanitization Cycle Works (also called Sani-Wash, Sanitize, or Anti-Bacteria):
  • This option raises the water temperature in the final rinse to sanitize your dishware and may increase the cycle time by up to 60 minutes. The cycle length will vary depending on the temperature of the water feeding into your dishwasher.

  • When the sanitation process successfully completes, the Sanitized Light will illuminate or a Cycle Sanitized message will display.

    • If Heated Dry is used, the dry cycle will run and then the Sanitized light or Cycle Sanitized will display.

    • If Heated Dry is not used, there will be a short cool down period and then the Sanitized light or Cycle Sanitized will display.

  • If the cycle is interrupted during or after the main wash portion or if the incoming water temperature is so low that adequate water heating cannot be achieved, the sanitizing conditions may not be met. In these cases, the Sanitized or Cycle Sanitized light will not illuminate at the end of the cycle.


If the Sanitize light is not on: Dishwashers - Sanitized Light Not On at End of Cycle


If the dishwasher has Sani-Rinse instead of Sani-Wash or Sanitize, visit: Dishwasher Sani-Rinse Option