Well, you may find anchoring dishwasher to granite countertop is difficult. However, after you read this article till done, you will realize anchoring dishwasher is not that hard. You can install dishwashers using bracket and screws on your typical countertops. Marble, stone countertops, or granite, cannot be tapped and drilled with screws. It is a must to use adhesives. Appliance and cabinetmakers installers use a simple trick when anchoring dishwashers under granite countertops. It is really efficient. Anyone can do it permanently to secure the dishwasher without any adverse effects to your expensive granite countertop.
Before starting attaching a dishwasher to a granite countertop, you need to pay attention to a few things. Read these directions carefully to get the good result.
Faceplate and brackets
The first thing you need to do is locating the support brackets to dishwasher. You may find difficulties to access from the front after succeed anchoring dishwasher to granite countertop. It is better to remove tiny metal filler on the top of dishwasher or its faceplate. It is also usually installed on little metal clips and made easy to come off. If the filler or faceplate hard to come off when you pry on it with both hands, use a screwdriver to pop the brackets off gently. Then set it aside.
Feet and positioning
You will find four leveling feet on dishwasher. The next thing is to turn the feet clockwise to drop dishwasher. Do it until the brackets on top of dishwasher become fit under top granite without touching it. No need to worry if they rub a bit. You can slightly bend if. After that, hook up the dishwasher. It depends on how long the electrical wire and hoses are. Hook up everything and slide dishwasher into the place under granite top. Then, mark the locations on underside of granite directly above brackets.
Adhesive and plywood
The next step is to slide the dishwasher out a few inches. Pull it out as far as possible if you have the pipes and wires longer than usual. Stick a layer of clear silicone adhesive to one side of two pieces to under of granite top. Locate the center over the marks you made. Place clamps on them if you have room. In order to avoid scratch, pad the jaw of clamp. If there is no room for clamps, wedge anything you have to pressure the bottom of plywood blocks. Let the glue overnight to cure.
Then, detach the wedges or clamps from the top. Move dishwasher back into place. You need to check the distance between plywood blocks and the clips.
If you read and follow these all directions carefully, you will find anchoring dishwasher to granite countertop is an easy thing to do without expert.