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Old 03-12-2013, 10:27 PM   #1
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Thanks in advance for your help. My issue is with my laminate counter top and the dishwasher. The holes under the counter have been stripped so the screws that anchor it, won't go back in the holes. The holes are too wide. What I can put in there that will harden up so I can drill screws back in it again, and keep my dishwasher from tipping forward every time I open the door? I really don't want to replace the counter top if I don't have to.

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Clean out any loose saw dust ---mix a small batch of epoxy with some saw dust---pack the hole --insert the screw into the wet epoxy--clamp until set---

JB Weld could be used----

Wood glue mixed with saw dust---then drilled and screwed

lots of choices---or move the attachment clips to the side mounting location and screw into the face fram of the cabinet---(Not all dishwashers have this option--but most do)

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Thanks oh'Mike. I will try out one of those options this weekend.
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The particle board gets weak from the steam from the dish washer----Whatever you use----consider spreading it around under there to waterproof the area a bit-----
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Dowl rod & marine glue also works.
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How about an old-fashioned plastic wall anchor?
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How about an old-fashioned plastic wall anchor?
If the pressed sawdust, which the counter is composed of swells anymore, then those anchors are useless.

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