Samsung Dishwasher "Normal" Light Blinking? (We Have A Fix)

Stacy Randall
by Stacy Randall
It can be confusing when your Samsung dishwasher flashes “Normal” and you have no idea why. This message can display for several reasons, and it is usually in conjunction with excess moisture. Whether it be the leak sensor or a lack of water, let’s explore why your Samsung dishwasher flashes “Normal”.
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If your dishwasher doesn’t have a digital display, it will showcase information codes via its lights. Different combinations of dishwasher lights present other information codes. Luckily, these information codes usually only require minimal adjustments to fix them.

The Normal light may flash as a part of several combinations of information codes. A blinking Normal light indicates the dishwasher’s leak sensor detects moisture or there’s not enough water in the machine. However, a flashing Normal light in conjunction with other lights can signal a stuck button, hot water, or short-circuited thermistor.

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Blinking Normal Light By Itself

First, is the Normal light blinking by itself or along with other lights? If the light is flashing by itself, it likely means that the dishwasher’s leak sensor detects moisture. The dishwasher will turn on while this code is present and not turn itself off.

Locate the Potential Leak

As a result of the leak, the dishwasher will attempt to drain away excess water. If you actually see a leak, run a cycle to locate the leak. Once you discover the leak, turn the dishwasher off at the circuit breaker.

Inspect the Seals and Hoses

Look for moisture by inspecting the water supply hose, drain hose, and the rubber seal.

Ensure Your Dishwasher Is Level

If your dishwasher isn’t level, this can cause it to leak as well. Water can pool at the front and spill out of the door.

Loosen Cabinet Screws

If the cabinet screws of the dishwasher are too tight, this can cause gaps in the dishwasher. The opening should be 22 inches across. Loosen the screws to decrease gaps and prevent further leaks.

Inspect the Water Nozzles

If the dishwasher’s nozzles have food stuck inside, this will force the water to spray at the dishwasher door. This can push through the seal and cause a leak.

What to Do If There Is No Leak

If there is no identifiable leak, several other things can potentially cause this information code. If you’ve recently run or moved the dishwasher, water may have splashed the sensor. Allow it time to dry.

If the garbage disposal is connected to the dishwasher, ensure you remove the disposal cap. Also, make sure not to overfill the dishwasher with detergent. If none of these alleviate the information code, contact a repairman.

Dishwasher Information Codes that Include the Normal Light

There are also many combinations of dishwasher information codes that include the blinking Normal light. Therefore, if your dishwasher’s Normal light is flashing along with other lights, it can mean various things.

Auto, Normal, and Express 60 Lights

If these lights are blinking, this code means that a button is stuck. To fix the stuck button, turn the dishwasher off completely. Touch all of the buttons on the panel, and then turn the dishwasher back on.

If the information code returns after turning the dishwasher back on, contact the Samsung Support Center for more assistance. It may be time to contact a repairman.

Auto and Normal Lights

Another possible information code that your dishwasher can display is the Auto and Normal lights. This information code means that the dishwasher is operating with water that is too hot.

To fix this information code, empty the dishwasher of all dishes. Add dishwasher detergent to the dishwasher and let it run on a normal cycle. If doing this doesn’t fix the problem, turn the dishwasher’s power off at the circuit breaker. Contact a repairman to correct the problem.

Normal, Delicate, and Quick Lights

The combination of Normal, Delicate, and Quick lights is another possible dishwasher information code. This information code also indicates that the dishwasher is using water that is too hot.

Ensure that the water supply going into your dishwasher is not more than 176 degrees Fahrenheit. If that is the case, lower the temperature of the water the dishwasher is using. However, if the water is not too hot and an information code still occurs, this will require a repairman.

Normal, Delicate, and Smart Auto Lights

Normal, Delicate, and Smart Auto lights can also blink together as a dishwasher information code. This information code also indicates hot water usage in the dishwasher.

As with the Normal, Delicate, and Quick lights information code, check that the water is not more than 176 degrees. If the water is too hot, lower the temperature. If the water is the correct temperature and the information code remains, contact a repairman.

Normal and Delicate Lights

Another information code that can occur on your dishwasher is blinking Normal and Delicate lights. This information code once again indicates that a button is stuck.

As with the Auto, Normal, and Express 60 information code, turn your dishwasher off completely. Touch all the panel’s buttons and then turn the dishwasher back on. If the information code returns once you have turned the dishwasher back on, contact a repairman.

Normal, Heavy, and Express 60 Lights

An information code may appear on your dishwasher as the Normal, Heavy, and Express 60 lights blinking. This information code indicates that the dishwasher’s thermistor has short-circuited.

If your thermistor has short-circuited, you will need to replace the thermistor or the dishwasher entirely. This will require a repairman.

Normal, Heavy, and Quick Lights

Another possible dishwasher information code is the combination of blinking Normal, Heavy, and Quick lights. This information code showcases that the dishwasher isn’t using enough water.

To remedy this information code, empty your dishwasher of all dishes. Add dishwasher detergent to the dishwasher and run it on a normal cycle.

If this does not help, check to see if the water supply valve is closed or the supply is suspended. The water inlet valve could also be frozen or clogged. If this is the case, turn the power off at the circuit breaker and close the water supply valve.

Contact a repairman or the Samsung Service Center for further assistance.

Normal and Heavy Lights

A possible dishwasher information code is a combination of blinking Normal and Heavy lights. This indicates that the thermistor is no longer operating correctly. You will need to replace it for the dishwasher to function normally once again.

Normal and Quick Lights

The combination of blinking Normal and Quick lights on the dishwasher is another information code you may encounter. This information code indicates that the water in the dishwasher is too hot.

To fix this, empty the dishwasher. Add dishwasher detergent to the dishwasher and run it on a normal cycle. If this doesn’t work, close the water supply valve and turn off the dishwasher at the circuit breaker.

Normal, Quick+, and Smart Auto Lights

Another information code possible for your dishwasher is a combination of Normal, Quick+, and Smart Auto. This information code either indicates that the water is too hot or that there is a leakage error.

Check that the water temperature going into the dishwasher is less than 176 degrees. If it is higher, adjust it so that the temperature is slightly lower. If it is lower and the code is still present, close the water supply valve. Then turn the dishwasher off at the circuit breaker.

Normal and Quick+ Lights

Your dishwasher can display an information code with a combination of Normal and Quick+ lights. This information code showcases that there is a stuck button or over-level water error.

To remedy this, turn the dishwasher off and press all of the buttons on the panel. Turn the dishwasher back on. If the information code is still flashing, close the water supply valve and turn off the dishwater at the circuit breaker.

Normal and Smart Auto Lights

Another information code that your dishwasher may display is a combination of blinking Normal and Smart Auto lights. This information code indicates a heater error, meaning that the water is too hot.

As with other codes that cause a heater error, empty the dishwasher. Put dishwasher detergent in the dishwasher and run it on a normal cycle. This should eliminate the information code.

If the code is still displayed, flip the dishwasher’s circuit breaker switch off. Contact a repairman.

Smart Auto, Normal, and Delicate Lights

This possible combination of lights indicates a heater error in the dishwasher.

To fix this, check that the water temperature going into your dishwasher is less than 176 degrees. If it is hotter, turn the temperature down. If it isn’t, contact the Samsung Service Center for further assistance.

Smart Auto and Normal Lights

A combination of blinking Smart Auto and Normal lights may appear as an information code on your dishwasher. This information code also indicates a heater error in the dishwasher.

If your dishwasher uses water that is too hot, turn the temperature down to less than 176 degrees. If it isn’t over 176 degrees, empty the dishwasher entirely. Add detergent and run the dishwasher on a normal cycle.

If this still doesn’t help, turn the dishwasher off at the circuit breaker.

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Related Questions

What does the average dishwasher repair cost?

The average cost to repair a dishwasher is around $230. The price can vary depending on the model and type of dishwasher. Cheaper repairs may cost less than $100, but more expensive repairs can cost almost $600. Hiring a repairman can sometimes cost between $100 and $200 an hour. If you can, repairing your own dishwasher will save you a lot of money. 


How do you reset your Samsung dishwasher?

To reset your Samsung dishwasher, press the Start/Reset button on the panel. Wait two minutes. Resetting your dishwasher can potentially help to fix your problem. If this does not fix your problem, turn the dishwasher’s power off at the circuit breaker. Wait for 30 seconds and then restore power to the dishwasher. This should return your dishwasher to normal function. 

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Stacy Randall
Stacy Randall

Stacy Randall is a wife, mother, and freelance writer from NOLA that has always had a love for DIY projects, home organization, and making spaces beautiful. Together with her husband, she has been spending the last several years lovingly renovating her grandparent's former home, making it their own and learning a lot about life along the way.

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