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Dishwasher coming out of opening

Hello. When I open the dishwasher door and pull out the racks, the dishwasher juts out some from the opening. The video below shows the problem. What is wrong and how do I fix it? Thank you.

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Old 10-17-20, 08:49 PM
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It's not jutting out..... it's tipping out and will fall over with enough weight on the racks.
Those two tabs on the top are used to hold the dishwasher in place. Typically screws would go thru them into the bottom of the countertop. That can be difficult with a granite countertop. It looks like your brackets were attached with caulk or silicone. What needs to be done is to move those two brackets to the sides of the dishwasher. The video below illustrates this.

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Old 10-18-20, 06:14 AM
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Just Google "ge dishwasher install granite countertop"

Also It would not be a bad idea to look up the model number and install manual on the GE site.
The Sears parts site is also good for getting manuals.
 
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Could you guys look at the following video and update your suggestions? I just pulled the dishwasher out some.

https://youtu.be/WFqto9QZORI
 
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You should have screws going up into the countertop. If it was wood it would be easy. Yours is granite. They don't usually put screws into granite so it looks like they tried to glue those brackets to the counter. That won't work. You need to move the brackets to the side.

 
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Also It would not be a bad idea to look up the model number and install manual on the GE site.
The Sears parts site is also good for getting manuals.
I can do that but, if you look at my video, you'll see that there is hardly any room between the top of the dishwasher and the countertop and one side of the dishwasher and the cabinet.
 
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I had this problem and I ended up gluing wood shims to the underside of the granite to take up all of the headspace. With a fairly snug fit the DW can't tip.
 
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I had this problem and I ended up gluing wood shims to the underside of the granite to take up all of the headspace. With a fairly snug fit the DW can't tip.
Please see this video. That's evidently what they did. Now I need some instructions regarding either (a) gluing it back to the shims that are already there or (b) using epoxy to glue brackets to the underside of the granite countertop (or perhaps both).



https://youtu.be/_hASnpbSh8Q
 
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Slide the dishwasher out a little.
Scrap off all the crap under the countertop.
Measure the distance between the bottom of the countertop and the top of the mounting brackets.
Get a piece of wood that thickness. It could be 1/2" or 5/8". 5/8" would be ideal.
Glue that piece of wood to the bottom of the countertop using silicone caulk. It will need to be held/blocked in place until it dries.
After it dries.... slide the dishwasher back in place and use two #8 x 1/2" screws thru the clips into the new board.
 
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Slide the dishwasher out a little.
Scrap off all the crap under the countertop.
Measure the distance between the bottom of the countertop and the top of the mounting brackets.
Get a piece of wood that thickness. It could be 1/2" or 5/8". 5/8" would be ideal.
Glue that piece of wood to the bottom of the countertop using silicone caulk. It will need to be held/blocked in place until it dries.
After it dries.... slide the dishwasher back in place and use two #8 x 1/2" screws thru the clips into the new board.
Thank you as always PJmax. But could you please look at these two videos. I think the procedure you described may be impracticable given the constraints I'm facing. But I proposed a workaround at the end of the second video and I would like to know your thoughts. (I think I have to put the second link in a separate post)

https://youtu.be/_Suk1ghWDrE








 
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Here's the second video:

https://youtu.be/AHOxn-6ZGEs
 
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The wood they used is too short. It should have been mounted from right to left..... not front to rear.
They used a piece of slat. Something laying around.
When I use a wood filler.... I paint the exposed edge so you don't see it.
The wood typically comes out to just shy of the exposed edge of the countertop.

If I were fixing that.... I'd scrape off what is already installed.
The silicone will peel off the granite.
 
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What about what I asked about in the video, i.e., gluing new wood down in front of the wood they glued? I see that I need 1/4 inch wood. If I can do this, what supplies would I need?

1. Exactly what type of wood would I buy and where would I buy it?
2. What kind of adhesive should I use, where to buy it, and should I put it on the countertop, wood itself, or both, when gluing them together?
3. How long would the wood have to be held into place? If a long time, how do you do it other than to just hold it their yourself?
4. Seeing that the would would be only 1/4", what type of screws would I need?

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Guys, I could really use your help here; I have no use of my dishwasher.

I have considered all the suggestions on here and none of them seem feasible give the constraints I'm facing.

I would like to know if I could simply glue a piece of wood across the length of the front of the dishwasher under the granite countertop? The dimensions would be 24" across, 1" deep, and 1/4" thick. I would screw the brackets into this piece.

If this is doable, how would I get the wood to stay glued to the countertop? I read that it takes epoxy 72 hours to cure. I obviously can't hold it in place that long. After holding it in place for a few minutes, can you just let it dry for 72 hours w/o worrying about its falling off?
 
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I told you what to do but you want to hack at it. You can only get a small piece of wood in front of what they have. How will that hold anything ? What screw is going to go into a 1/4" piece of wood. A screw will split that as soon as it goes in. You mentioned no use of the dishwasher. Could you not wash the dishes by hand for one night ?
 
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Look up the install manual and then use side brackets if available.

Depending on the model you can also drive a screw through the frame at the back into the floor to hold the dishwasher.
 
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FWIW...I mentioned this in a post from past years. IT IS POSSIBLE TO SCREW INTO GRANITE. I did and have had it done on my granite counter top. Using a glass or concrete drill bit you slowly and carefully drill into the non-glazed undersurface of the countertop. Insert plastic inserts and screw dishwasher brackets into countertop. It works. That the way they do it around here. It's no more or less risky or harder than drilling a hole into ceramic tile to attached bathroom fixtures.





 
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