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Handyman Fix for a Wobbly Dishwasher


handyman dishwasher leg resized 600You won't need a handyman to fix your wobbly or loose dishwasher. It sometimes happens that maybe one of the legs of the dishwasher is sitting on debris, or maybe someone installed ceramic tile that is uneven. The dishwasher legs are made to be adjusted up or down to accommodate any unevenness. So  if your dishwasher wobbles, it will take about 5 minutes to fix it.

You will need to get access to the feet of the unit. Remove the bottom panel by unscrewing the screws that hold it in place. If you only need to get access to the front feet, than all the better. Otherwise, you will have to remove the screws at the top of the dishwasher that hold it to the underside of the counter, and pull the unit out of its opening. You can get access to the rear feet this way (or you may be able to shimmy your arm back there). Rock the DW to determine which feet need to be adjusted. Usually it is just one, but sometimes two. To lower the foot, rotate it counter-clockwise. This will stop the rocking motion. You may want to level the dishwasher and raise a foot by turning the foot clockwise.

Once it is level and balanced, center it in it's opening and resecure the screws that hold it to the underside of the counter and then reinstall the bottom panel.



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