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Upper tray does not wash clean, bottom does

Dw 3 y/o, not sure of number, 24inch build in, used to work fine, bout 3 months ago top tray doesn't wash clean, sometimes not at all, dishes filmy, bottom ok but maybe not as good as 3 months ago, seems to cycle ok, seems like sound of water when washing not as strong now, hoses ok, water source ok, dispenser ok, both arms turn freely, no binding, no blockages found. Some thoughts, maybe float not working so water insufficient to power both arms? how to check? (float moves freely by hand) where should the water level be when filled with water? ; motor weak and not pumping sufficient volume? or pump not pumping adequate volume? have all sears appliances and happy with them all but this has me stumped!

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