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Old 02-16-2009, 10:45 PM   #1
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On our kitchen remodel our counters are coming this Weds. Just today the installer asked if the dishwasher was onsite, so they could "mount it to the underside of the counter.

Our appliances will not be in until the following week.

The counter co. said we could also mount it to the side of the cabinets.

Is either a better way? seems that mounting it to the counter could damage the counter if you ever needed to pull it out for any reason.

I've never heard of this at all.
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Old 02-17-2009, 06:09 AM   #2
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Dishwashers are always mounted to the countertop. No damage will occur if properly installed. They are also optionally attached to the side cabinets, but not usually done.
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Screws are used on the mounting brackets which are easily removed should the unit need to be pulled out for repair or replacement.
A competent appliance installer should be well versed in the details.
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:09 AM   #4
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if this is a stone counter-top, don't install at top. it won't hold, even if they use epoxy etc to mount studs... depends on what brand, consult installation papers. some have access holes on sides but if installer overtightens, the tub will bow and d/w will leak. there is also a kit that installs on frame underneath avail. if c/t is drillable ie; corion,wood,etc then screw to top. that's the best method.
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if this is a stone counter-top, don't install at top. it won't hold, even if they use epoxy etc to mount studs... depends on what brand, consult installation papers. some have access holes on sides but if installer overtightens, the tub will bow and d/w will leak. there is also a kit that installs on frame underneath avail. if c/t is drillable ie; corion,wood,etc then screw to top. that's the best method.
Not necessarily true. My granite/stone guys drill holes and plug them, then fasten dishwasher as usual. I have done them this way for years, never a failure. I do agree if you just use epoxy, it will not last for long.
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Not necessarily true. My granite/stone guys drill holes and plug them, then fasten dishwasher as usual. I have done them this way for years, never a failure. I do agree if you just use epoxy, it will not last for long.
can't argue with success. your guys are evidently top notch. i however find many times these plugs work loose. the remodeler is long gone and the cust now has another problem.
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We epoxy a double 1/4-20 nut into granite. Never heard of one coming out. The feet are adjusted up and tight, so not much force is exerted on these except a slight perpendicular force to prevent tipping.
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if this is a stone counter-top, don't install at top. it won't hold, even if they use epoxy etc to mount studs... depends on what brand, consult installation papers. some have access holes on sides but if installer overtightens, the tub will bow and d/w will leak. there is also a kit that installs on frame underneath avail. if c/t is drillable ie; corion,wood,etc then screw to top. that's the best method.

Yep, I was plagued with a mysterious leak for over a decade. I think it is because we were using side clips to mount 2 separate dishwashers. Over five pros have been to the site to diagnose the problem. I've replaced the same section of flooring in the kitchen 3 times, had the plumbing under the sink rerouted, threw out the first dishwasher that was probably just fine, made other suggested repairs.... Finally, the last repair person removed the side clips, and I think that was the problem all along.

So here i am trying to figure out how to stabilize the dishwasher since the countertop is granite. Those side clips are evil.
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Yep, I was plagued with a mysterious leak for over a decade... \
What brand(s) were the dishwashers?
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What brand(s) were the dishwashers?
Amana and now Kenmore.

I'm off to find some type of floor mount to hold in in place.
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Thanks. Added to my notes.
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