The blade spins freely, the saw boots and indicates no error, and all is good. Or so I thought. I neglected to increase the air gap between the blade and the brake. Apparently the gap can be too small. Anyway I attempted to turn on the saw and I hear a click, the blade does not move, and I see a small flash come from the brake. I tripped the brake.
Whew.... No harm to the Forrest dado set and my local Woodcraft was more than happy to sell me a new brake. I told them what was going on and they indicated to call SawStop and tell them the situation. They would probably send me a new brake and then I should return the one SS sends to me and get a refund.
I thought for a second and said naaaaa, you had the part I needed and you are here to run a business. You filled my need and I am not going to use you for my mistake.
Anyway a call to SawStop resulted them sending me a free replacement since I was a new user. Mind you that saw has paid for itself time and again, is 2.5 years old and I have probably switched brake cartridges 50~75 times. I simply asked them if I made a mistake by having an air gap that was too small and the reply was this will happen 99% of the time if the gap is not adequate. The sensors tell you if the gap is too great for the brake to function properly to prevent an accident.
Anyway, lesson learned and kudo's to SawStop for replacing consumables past their warranty and to Woodcraft for the generous offer to let me return the brake for a refund.