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I have a single draw F&P Dishwasher and get the error F1, turned off the power and still same problem, but in the last 2 or 3 loads of washing dishes not all the water has been gone, always about 2cm of water left at the bottom of the dishwasher

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Most likely you have a leaky drain hose.
Have you checked if sink drain is clear (no back flow)
Turn dishwasher power off.
Empty all the water using a small container and towels.
Get the drawer out (remove front cover first by taking the side pins out and carefully lifting it).

Check behind to see water lying on the floor of dishwasher housing. If leaky drain hose you will have to replace it.
Dry the base of the dishwasher (towels and dryer) otherwise F1 will not go away.

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