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Old 11-23-2012, 02:41 PM   #16
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I went to Lowes to get a 3/8" compression cap to screw onto the adapter I installed on the supply valve to terminate the water line for now. Even though it wasn't dripping I don't like to rely totally on a stop valve to prevent leakage.

While I was at Lowes I went over to appliances and looked at the dishwashers. On every one of them the hinge arms and frames were in perfect vertical alignment and well within the width envelope defined by the door. And all the doors functioned smoothly as expected.

Only thing I can think is this thing got stacked too high or topped by something else waaaayyy too heavy. No indication of droppage... just more like heavy compressive load that bowed out the frame at the hinge mounts.


I didn't think to ask about pickup... but earlier doesn't do me any good unless it is today or tomorrow. They are bringing the new one next Friday. What a waste of a day. Sometimes things like this make me wonder why I bother to DIY!


[quote=oh'mike;1058715]That's to bad----At least they are taking care of it---

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Can you pick up the new one to speed things up?

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Got the replacement delivered today. The frame and hinges were not bent up like the first one and it went right in... and runs nice and quiet! :-)
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Great to hear from you----did the unit have the side clips for attaching to the cabinets?
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It had that option but looked to be a little sketchy. Not much wood to work with, esp on one side that was a curved molding piece, like a quarter round.

Lowes had these Granite Grabber (maybe not the exact brand) adhesive brackets. The method is to attach the regular DW brackets as usual to the top of the DW then screw those into the Granite Grabbers. Once the unit is in place pull off the backing and attach to the granite. I used a couple of spring clamps on them for 5 or 10 minutes. Seems plenty solid since the DW fits in there nice and tight anyway. If they ever come loose (doubtful) I could probably just apply a little epoxy or construction adhesive and clamp em down to dry and be good to go.

This is what I used: http://www.amazon.com/Granite-Grabbe..._bxgy_hi_img_y

I also just now saw this product that should work well:
http://www.amazon.com/EZDISHWASHERBR...d_rhf_cr_p_t_1

One teeny issue with the new DW was that the Romex feed was a tad short so I couldn't do the elect connection with the unit pulled out a few inches. So with the unit pushed in, while there was enough cable to pull into the box and wire nut up, I couldn't get a screwdriver in to tighten the screws on the strain relief. Can't see how there would ever be any strain on the romex in this situation so that's how it'll be unless maybe I'll try to get a tweaker in there one of these days.

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Thanks for the link----those might come in handy for me sometime---

California requires an outlet and a plug in cord on the machines if I remember correctly---

I like the idea----the new machines have so little room to work that adding a cord might be a great idea---
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This DW had alternative instructions to add a plug and cord. And I could easily have added a receptacle box in the wall where the romex exited but that would have required another visit to Lowes! It sure would be more convenient for removing and installing.

The old GE unit's elect box was right up front on the bottom and easy to get to the strain relief so pulling it wasn't a problem. If this Whirlpool had the strain relief tightened it would be a bear to get out. Hopefully it won't need to come out anytime soon, tho.



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California requires an outlet and a plug in cord on the machines if I remember correctly---

I like the idea----the new machines have so little room to work that adding a cord might be a great idea---

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