Kitchen Fitting Question

Levelling leg on a dishwasher

We have a fully integrated Bosch SGV53E$3GB dishwasher. Recently the door (matching other units) was catching on top of the plinth, and unfortunately upon opening it last night the corner caught on the plinth and it cracked the fascia. The dishwasher has been in use since June 2011 in a new kitchen so I called back the installers. They said the levelling feet have dropped and could not explain why. He just adjusted the front two feet again, and said they would not pay for a new door. I have since discovered that there are also feet at the back and that they all have a locking screw on them (via video in U Tube), which was not checked upon when he visited. Does anyone know the reason for the feet to drop down and should he return to check the back ones and to make sure that the locking screw is in place? or would it not make much difference. Many thanks in advance for your advice.

1 Answer

Best Answer

Hi Margaret, firstly the legs on dishwashers do not lower themselves,
and secondly, there should have been enough clearance cut on top of the plinth.
This is normally about 25mm .
I am afraid it is their fault, but a new door can only cost between £25 and £50 depending on kitchen range.
I am surprised that they are not more forthcoming.

Answered 8th Feb 2013

Bates Carpentry and Building

Member since 23 Jun 2011

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