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Level Your Dishwasher

Level the Dishwasher

An un-level dishwasher will cause leaks or other performance issues. This guide will show you how to level your dishwasher vertically and horizontally.

To level the dishwasher, perform the following steps:

You will need a level, hex tool, and wrench to level your dishwasher. Additionally, if the dishwasher has already been installed, the kick plate will have to be removed to access the legs and rear adjustment screw.

  1. Check the horizontal level.

    Check the Horizontal Level

    If the dishwasher is not level, rotate the front legs counterclockwise to raise that corner of the dishwasher, or clockwise to lower it, until the dishwasher is level.

  2. Check the vertical level.

    Check the Vertical Level

    If the dishwasher is not level front to back, adjust the height of the rear leg using a Hex tool to turn the rear adjustment screw at the front of the base. Turning to the left will raise the back of the dishwasher; turning to the right will lower it.

  3. Check the door clearance.

    Check the Door Clearance

    Make sure the top of the door does not contact screws, brackets, or the counter top. If it does, adjust the leveling legs on the bottom front of the dishwasher.

The space between the dishwasher cabinet opening and tub must be equal on both sides maintaining 22 inch width. This can also be checked by placing a level against the inside of the door frame and looking for gaps between the level and the frame.

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