Asked on Jan 16, 2019

How best to anchor a dishwasher?

Unique Creations By AnitaNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CAMogie

Answered

I was told that my new dishwasher was installed, and ready to use. But i rapidly found out that the dishwasher was never anchored. The first time i opened the door, it skated all around on the Pergo flooring. And everytime since. I can't keep the door aligned with the surrounding cabinets. It's position changes with every door opening. I constantly have to realign it to be able to close the door and do a load of dishes. How best to fix?

3 answers
  • Mogie
    on Jan 16, 2019

    Call whoever installed it and tell them about this. You paid for this to be installed and it should be done correctly.

    • NotHermione
      on Jan 17, 2019

      It's a family relative who left me with a half finished mobile home. It's just another example of the poor quality work he did. Also said there was a probable pipe leak under the sink. That turned out to be a badly cut out hole for the drop in sink and deep gouges in the countertop. That can be repaired with a silicone caulk. But I'm stuck. You pay cheap, you sometimes get cheap.

  • I agree with Mogie. For your reference, here is how to install a dishwasher. I only paid once - (physically couldn't do it after a surgery), it is pretty simple and straight forward. At least you will be armed and educated in case they try and make excuses or lie their way out of an improper install. Knowledge is power, use it to your advantage for good.


    https://www.familyhandyman.com/appliance-repair/dishwasher-repair/how-to-replace-a-dishwasher/view-all/

  • Unique Creations By Anita
    on Jan 17, 2019

    I have never anchor mine down but maybe it is the surface of your floor that is the issue. Maybe try and add some rubber stoppers to the underneath of you machine to stop if from slipping around the floor.

    • NotHermione
      on Jan 17, 2019

      That's worth trying. Had to use those silicone bumpers to keep my bed from moving around. Was planning to do the same with my sofa and loveseat. Never thought of the same solution for dishwasher. Thank you. So, reposition and then anchor!

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