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donf 12-07-2008 05:58 PM

dishwasher dimension challenge!
 
I need advice!

I need new dishwasher - the Fisher Pakel dishwasher that was in the house whe nwe bought it is junk - it breaks every year or less. I want to buy a new one. Challenge the counter dimensions are smaller than normal and the only dishwashers I have bee nable to find that will fit are Asko and, guess..., Fisher Pakel! Both have horrible reliabilty ratings.

Canm anyone help? Here are the dimensions of the cabinet opening:

24" wide (normal), 33.5" tall (short) 23" deep (shallow).

Thank you thank you.

jerryh3 12-07-2008 06:06 PM

What kind of countertop do you have?

donf 12-07-2008 06:11 PM

Thank yo for replying. The counter tops are hexagon tiles. the counter is part of an island that also includes a sink.

jerryh3 12-07-2008 06:43 PM

Are you sure you're only 23" deep? Was the flooring installed after the cabinets? Dishwasher dimensions allow a little wiggle room, but 33.5" high might be a little tight. Would it be possible to shim the countertop up 1/2"?

zircon 12-16-2008 05:03 PM

check out ADA compliant dishwashers
 
I had similar problem because I tiled in front of the dishwasher and didn't want to trap it. I found a GE that fit. It's a great dishwasher but it's only 80 to 85% as large as the one year old GE I took out and gave to my sister. Wife was not thrilled. ADA Americans with Disabilities Act specs lower counters for wheel chair roll up.

zircon 12-23-2008 08:45 PM

Where are the replies?
 
I received two emails that two different people had replied to this thread after I posted, but when I went to this thread I seem to be the last poster. This happened on another thread that I replied to also. Something not right with the system?

skymaster 12-23-2008 09:28 PM

I am also getting the same problem here for last week or so.:whistling2:

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