How To Fix A Dishwasher That Tips Forward When Opened









QUESTION: My new dishwasher tips when I open the door. When I slide out the rack full of dishes it is tilting forward. I had the dishwasher installed last week by an appliance delivery service. I don’t know anything about appliances so I need help with how to fix this issue. Does this mean the dishwasher is too small for the area or was the dishwasher installed wrong? What is the best way to secure a loose dishwasher?

ANSWER: The dishwasher was not installed correctly. Call the appliance installation company back and have them install the dishwasher with “dishwasher mounting brackets”. If this is not possible, check to see if brackets are installed. If brackets are installed, use screws to attach the dishwasher back into the countertop. If the dishwasher does not have mounting brackets, see below.

TIP: A dishwasher mounting kit will include a set of brackets and screws. These brackets attach to the top or sides of the outer dishwasher. The dishwasher is then screwed into the bottom of the countertop or sides of a cabinet to secure it into place and prevent tipping or rocking. Dishwasher Manual for Basic Installation and Mounting

Dishwasher Undercounter Mounting BracketsDishwasher Undercounter Mounting Bracket Kit
Can be used on top or sides of dishwasher

 





Granite Dishwasher Mounting BracketsDishwasher Bracket for Granite Countertop Kit
Different bracket is sometimes used to install a dishwasher under granite countertops

 

Dishwasher Mounting Bracket For Mounting Under CountertopDishwasher Mounting Bracket
For Mounting Under Countertop or Side Of Cabinet

How To Secure A Dishwasher Under Countertop (Cabinet)

Step 1
Remove power to the dishwasher.

Step 2
Kneel down and look at the top of the dishwasher.

Step 3
Check for mounting brackets on top or sides of dishwasher.

Step 4
If you see the brackets attached to the dishwasher, they may not be screwed into the countertop.





Step 5
Check the brackets for screws.

Step 6
Get new screws and secure the dishwasher into the countertop (or cabinet) if the screws are missing.

Step 7
Purchase a dishwasher mounting kit if the brackets are missing.


Dishwasher Tilting Forward: Refastening to the Cabinet

How To Install Dishwasher Mounting Brackets

Step 1
Remove power to the dishwasher.

Step 2
Cautiously slide the dishwasher out from under the counter.
(Be mindful to not damage or kink the drain hose or the water line)

Step 3
Install the brackets onto the mounting holes at the top or sides of the dishwasher.





Step 4
If applicable, bend the bracket above the mounting holes to define the correct angle.

Step 5
Slide the dishwasher back into place.

Step 6
Line the brackets up so they are straight and positioned correctly.

Step 7
Secure the screws into the brackets and into the bottom of the countertop or side of cabinet.

Step 8
Apply power to the dishwasher and test for tilting.

Have questions? Please leave your dishwasher mounting question below.

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