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Water not drainiNg after completion of cycle

DISHWASHER WILL NOT DRAIN ALL WATER FROM BASE OF MACHINE WHEN CYCLE IS COMPLETE
DISHES PLACED ON THE TOP DRAWER ARE NOT CLEANED CORRECTLY
RESIDUE LEFT ON SURFACE MODEL 921 FREESTYLE

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Hi,
Check for any kinked hoses and check the drain spigot under the sink where the drain hose connects into the u bend. Usually this is where food gets trapped due to the spigot not being drilled out large enough. This then causes a blockage. Also check the non return valve under the filter and make sure the drain pump can turn freely. This should solve the draining issue.
As for the dishes not being cleaned on the top drawer check the holes on the top spray arm. If the holes are blocked up with food you will get poor wash results. Best way to clean the spray arm is to remove it by unscrewing it and giving it a good clean under the tap and poking the holes to clear any blockages.
Hope this helps

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