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Old 11-22-2013, 03:01 PM   #16
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I would guess that the original problem stemmed from an installation of the hardwood floor after the dishwasher was installed. This meant that the dishwasher would not slide out as it should have. The floor probably blocked the front feet. If that was the case, you should have lowered the front feet to get them over the floor. These floor guys do this all the time and they know better but ar too lazy to take the washer out and lay the floor all the way to the back of the opening and then re installing the washer. Just a thought.

ima let you go ahead and reread the very first post and look at the pic and see if there are any feet to level.

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ima let you go ahead and reread the very first post and look at the pic and see if there are any feet to level.
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:00 PM   #18
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I believe that Bosch, and possibly a few other manufacturers make a dishwasher that is an inch shorter. I am sure it costs more, but in your case it is probably worth a little more.
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Update: The new dishwasher is still not installed, I'm still washing dishes by hand, and my wife is not pleased.

The new dishwasher's installation guide specified it needed a 34" tall opening, my opening is 33 1/4", but I thought I'd give it a shot, and it wasn't even close. I put a level on top of the new machine and measured it's height, and it's 34 3/16" tall (3/16" taller than specified), and that's with the feet and rear wheels completely removed.. it's not getting any shorter.

I've called the original granite installers twice to request that they come out to cut away the bullnose trim, but they are not being responsive. I'm planning to move on to another installer after we return from the holidays.

I'm also still considering a different machine, I think I can return my machine for a full refund. A particular Bosch 400 model requires a 33 5/8" opening, which is closer, but I'm still shy more than 1/4". I'll research a few more machines and see what I can come up with.
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I have two Bosch models. I'll see about their heights and enclosure features later this week and post 'em here.
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I would have the granite company remove the whole counter, install 1 inch buildup on the cabinets and reinstall the granite. Sink drain may have to be redone.
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What is the wall behind the dishwasher? Would a rear entrance be feasible? A nice sharp ax, push the sofa in front of the hole when done.

You call the granite company and have the counter cut and reinstalled. Then 30 days later you brand new shiney Bosch takes a poop and you may not be too happy with your choice! Same with pulling up the floor!

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What is the wall behind the dishwasher?
He posted it's in an island, on a slab.

Unless he finds a unit that will fit, the only viable solutions are altering the counter underside, channeling out some of the slab floor, raising the counter or the whole island. Raising the counter would only work if a whole new edge could be crafted in a way that looked acceptable. Raising the whole island may work but only if the base lends itself to being able to hide the added material used to raise it. A bit of creative woodwork moldings might suffice. But that would depend on what the overall look is like. Neither of the raising options would be 'simple' but they'd certainly solve the problem once and for all.
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That angle grinder he has would, with a little finesse, take out that bull nose quite well. That is where I would go since removing epoxied counter tops usually destroys the cabinets.
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I will add to my prior post. Bosch as well as GE and others make a shorter dishwasher. Do a little research and save yourself some agony.

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