Dishwasher sticks out too far


Old 06-22-15, 11:17 PM
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Dishwasher sticks out too far

The dishwasher in my townhome sticks out too far such that you can see parts of the dishwasher on the side that should be hidden front view when installed properly. My boyfriend (who has lived there for years) said that the maintenance guy said that's the only way it will fit because it's an older house and pushing it back further will crush the tube back there. He said there was an older model of dishwasher that had a cut out for the tubing and that type of dishwasher is no longer made. I keep thinking there has to be a way to fix this. Any suggestions of options to look into?
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Old 06-23-15, 01:40 AM
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Is the counter top 24" deep? I have seen this in a very old houses with stick built cabinets less than 24" deep.

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Old 06-23-15, 05:00 AM
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Send a pic. Let us see what you have. There may be ways of hiding the problem and making it look good. If what the maintenance man says is true then maybe you can add a piece of wood strip hide it. Is the dishwasher on an outside wall (which is typical)? If not then the drain hose could be put into the wall.
Old 06-23-15, 07:20 AM
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Possibly the drain hose can be re-routed out the side instead of the back.

Can you post the make and model.
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I've run into that problem when switching from one brand to another and especially from an old dishwasher to a newer one. Re-routing the drain line like PJmax mentioned allowed the units to slide all the way back. In most cases all it took was drilling a new hole through the cabinet box to position the hose where it did not interfere with the dishwasher.

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