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seanno

08:52AM | 05/08/02
Member Since: 05/07/02
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My wife and I bought a dishwasher without double-checking the measurements first. It turns out that it is 1/2" too tall to fit under the countertop. Is there a way to make it fit? I've already opened the dishwasher, so returning it would be a major hassle as well as a restocking fee. Thanks a bunch for any suggestions. BTW, I assume the counter is some sort of partical board undre a laminate top. I am not 100% sure as I have not removed the cabinet yet.

Mark Hammond

01:24PM | 05/10/02
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts
Hi Seanno,
Just a couple of suggestions. One is to check the adjustable legs on the bottom of the washer to make sure that they are as far down as they can be set, or remove them completely. The other is that on a countertop the edges are normally thicker that the top itself so you may need only cut in through the edge of about 1 1/2" deep x 3/4" thick. Thes edges will be glued on so you may need a sharp blade such as a chisel and hammer to separate the edge from the top. Check it out when you open up the cab inet......Mark Hammond

BobF

02:08AM | 05/13/02
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
Along those lines, you may not even need to cut it at all. Lift it up and slide the washer under it. The counter is probably secured with just a few screws. Since its close to the sink, you may need to disconnect the faucet and drain.

seanno

08:19AM | 05/17/02
Member Since: 05/07/02
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for your responses. The countertop did indeed have a lip on it. Also, the cabinets were resting on the subfloor and not the stone tiles, which cover the rest of the floor. Between those two, there was enough room and no alterations to the countertop needed to be done. I did, however, get nervous enough to learn my lesson and measure twice before buying/cutting.
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