Building in a Dishwasher after adding 3/4 inch floor

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Posted by: from Riverview
4/9/2012 at 12:15:46 PM

How do you handle building in a new disherwasher into an existing cabinet when you have previously installed a 3/4 in high hardwood floor in the kitchen?

If you install it to the old floor height, it will not be easy to remove after you redo the cabinet top, but if you put the flooring under the new installled dishwasher, the rest of the cabinet is a different height.


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Date/Time4/9/2012 at 1:29:40 PM

Hi Brent, The dishwasher should have adjustable levelers on each corner. you should be able to turn them all the way in to lower the dishwasher enough to fit in the opening. If you can't, you may have to remove them completely - not an ideal situation as you will have no way to level the DW but you have to deal with the conditions.

Good Luck with it!

Jim Kuzma

Kettleby Handyman Services

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Date/Time4/9/2012 at 7:40:03 PM

I would place the flooring in the DW opening or at least 3/4" plywood to bring it to the same level. It makes it a lot easier the install and remove the DW.

Most dishwashers feet have enough adjustment to compensate for the 3/4" difference, although I have seen some that don't.

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Date/Time3/26/2013 at 1:04:34 AM

Another idea would be to cut access holes inside the cabinets on either side to reach the adjustable legs.

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