Because of the way a dishwasher opens, it has to be secured under the countertop to keep it from tilting forward in the weight of the door or when a fully loaded lower dish rack rests on the open door. You might encounter a issue with a new dishwasher setup when you’ve got a solid surface or granite counter top. While specialty fasteners exist to link your dishwasher to these counter tops, they often require a professional installation. It is possible to set up side-mounting mounts for your dishwasher to fasten it to the cupboards instead of the counter top, and save a few dollars.
90-Degree Mounting Brackets
Line up the holes in the 90-degree mounting brackets with the screw hole opening in the other hand frame of the clean tub. The screw holes are about 3 to 4 inches down from the top of the bathtub, just behind the door.
Insert the bracket mounting screws through the mounting holes in the 90-degree mounts and into the screw holes. Tighten the bracket mounting screws clockwise with a screwdriver.
Slide the dishwasher between the cupboards and under the countertop. Drive the supplied wood screws through the holes at the top of the mounting brackets and in the cupboards on each side of the dishwasher once you create the final setup connections and adjustments to your own dishwasher.
Straight Side-Mount Mounting Brackets
Find the slots along the front faces of the dishwasher clean tub.
Insert the two tabs on the rear of the mounts into the slots, so the mounting holes stage toward the front of the dishwasher.
Bend one of the bracket poles down with a pair of needle nose pliers to lock the side mount brackets to the dishwasher.
Slide the dishwasher under the counter top and between the base cupboards. Expand the mounting screws supplied with the dishwasher through the hole in the brackets and into the timber cupboards when you complete your dishwasher setup links.