How to Install Mounting Screws on a Dishwasher

Your dishwasher is prepared to be mounted under the counter When you’ve hooked up its water supply lines and electrical wiring . If your counter top is made out of granite, marble, concrete or another material that is difficult that cannot be drilled to easily or safely, the dishwasher has to be side mounted. If your counter top is made out of plywood or wood that is easily drilled, you can top-mount the dishwasher.

Side Mount

Assess the distance from the ground to the bottom of the cabinet opening to find the elevation of the cabinet opening. A cupboard opening that is 34 1/8 inches to 36 inches in height can use side mount brackets using the screw holes facing upward. A cupboard opening having a height of 34 inches to 34 1/8 inches includes a side mount bracket.

Slide the side mount brackets into the slots located on the front left and right corners of this dishwasher, together with the screw holes facing depending on this counter’s elevation or either facing up.

Drill pilot holes through the screw holes of the side mount bracket into the cabinet’s face. Attach the side mount brackets to the cabinet sides with an electrical screwdriver along with screws.

Top Mount

Position bracket is mounted by the single-hole finish of the best over the screw hole left corner beside the side-mount bracket slot. The other end of the bracket fits over the front edge of the dishwasher to rest against the bottom of the counter. Loosely attach the bracket to the dishwasher using the screw by hand-tightening it. Attach the right-corner top-mount bracket.

Slide the dishwasher into position where the top-mount brackets end, and analyze. If they protrude out from under the counter and are too long, draw a mark on the mounts in the edge with a pen. Pull the dishwasher out. Eliminate the brackets. Firmly take hold of the end of the bracket with pliers near a point and twist it off. Do exactly the same with the other top-mount bracket.

Set the brackets back on the surface of the dishwasher. Insert the screws into the screw holes and then tighten with electrical screwdriver. Move the dishwasher back into position. Drill pilot holes through the screw holes on the top mount brackets into the bottom of the top. Drive screws upwards through the bracket screw holes into the counter having an electrical screwdriver.

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