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Sink Cabinet Replacement Bottom

IF your sink cabinet bottom is water damaged and in need of a replacement, this video gives step-by-step how to information for fixing it. This video was created by a cabinet professional who specializes in fixing Formica kitchen cabinets.

It is very informative for the person who likes to do it yourself" when it comes to repairing things around the home.



Tools and materials needed:

Saber saw
Diagonal cutters
Hammer
New sink cabinet bottom
Caulking
Caulk gun
Clorox Bleach
Three Support Struts
L-brackets
Finish nails

How to do the Repair:

Take the doors of the kitchen or bathroom cabinet off.

Remove the water damaged sink bottom by cutting it in half from front to back. You may need to use the hammer at this point. Just be extremely careful to not damage the plumbing.

Break off the staples with the diagonal cutters.

Clean the mold with the Clorox Bleach.

Install the struts designed to support the new sink cabinet bottom. Use L-brackets if necessary for attaching the center piece.

Install the new sink cabinet bottom replacement board. Attach it with finish nails.

Clean the inside of the kitchen or bathroom vanity cabinet.

Caulk all interior areas of the sink cabinet bottom.

Replace the doors.

Every sink cabinet is built differently. Make sure to examine how the cupboard was built to determine the best method for replacing the bottom of the cabinet. If you have a center style, you will need to cut it out and reinstall it using L-brackets.




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Is there a way to bypass the disposal to be able to use the sink w/o the water dripping from the bottom of the Badger 5 disposal?


If disposal is leaking, it has to be removed before it damages cabinet and causes mildew.
Then install a different strainer basket if you want to connect tubular drain.

Tubular sink basket
http://media.rd.com/rd/images/rdc/family-handyman/2001/11/Kitchen-Sink-Basket-Strainer-af.jpg
Disposal sink basket:
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You can also buy same brand and size disposal and install without changing sink basket.
I wrote ez disposal replacement steps that show disposal removal and tips for connecting tubular drain.
http://www.fixya.com/support/r7929008-replace_garbage_disposal
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We are having water leak from the bottom of our Roper Dishwasher door. THe model # is RUD5750DG3. I have taken the inside door frame off and found a small white rubber seal had dislodged inside. i placed it back in the only sopt it fits but water is still leaking. I have checked to make sure the water is not leaking from any where else on the dishasher. This occurs when the water inside is spraying and eventually fills up on the bottom. We no longer have our manual as the dishwasher came with our home purchase in 88. Is there a place to find a schematic to see if I am missing anything else as there is definitely no way this white rubber seal is completely sealing the bottom of the door.


Step 1:
Remove the service panel that runs along the front of the dishwasher just below the door. If it is screwed in place, remove the screws with a screwdriver. If the panel hangs on hooks, pull the panel out and swing it up to remove it from the hooks.
Step 2:
Check the end of the drain hose that connects to the dishwasher. If it's leaking, tighten the clamp with a screwdriver.
Step 3:
Check the drain hose connection to the kitchen sink drain. Again, if it's leaking, tighten the clamp with a screwdriver.
Step 4:
221_a1.jpg Check for leaks around the water-inlet valve. If necessary, use an adjustable wrench to tighten the compression fitting that connects the water-supply line to the valve. If the fill hose is leaking, replace the spring clamp that is on the hose with a worm-drive hose clamp. It produces more clamping pressure. Use adjustable pliers to compress the spring clamp so you can pull the clamp and hose off the valve. Remove the spring clamp from the hose. Buy a worm-drive clamp at your hardware store, then install it and tighten it with a screwdriver.

Leveling the machine Step 1:
Remove the front access panel (see step 1, "Tightening the fittings"). This will give you access to the dishwasher's adjustable feet.
Step 2:
Open the door completely and remove the bottom dish rack.
Step 3:
Unscrew the dishwasher from the kitchen countertop so the dishwasher can move freely as you adjust the feet.
Step 4:
Check to see if the dishwasher is level side to side. Place a small level inside the dishwasher so it's sitting on the bottom pan and facing parallel to the front lip of the dishwasher. If the dishwasher is not level, use adjustable pliers to turn one of the dishwasher's front feet up or down until you hit level.
Step 5:
Check to see if the dishwasher is level front to back. Turn the level perpendicular to the door, and place it on one of the bottom ledges that run along the side of the cabinet. Check the level again. If the dishwasher isn't level, use your adjustable pliers to turn the back feet up or down until you hit level.
Step 6:
Reattach the dishwasher to the countertop and reinstall the front access panel.

Fixing a leaking door Step 1:
Inspect the door gasket. As it ages, the gasket can crack or become hard, preventing it from sealing completely.
Step 2:
If the gasket appears solid, adjust the door latch so the door seals tightly. Loosen the screw that holds the door latch to the cabinet. Push the latch in slightly and retighten the screw. Test the door and readjust the latch if necessary.
Step 3:
Replace the gasket if water continues to leak after you've tightened the latch. Most gaskets are held by compression in a groove on the door or on the dishwasher cabinet.
Step 4:
Pull the old gasket out of its groove, using adjustable pliers (see illustration). Take the gasket to an appliance store to get a replacement.
Step 5:
Soak the new gasket in warm water to soften it, then press it into the groove. Start at the top, then work your way down the sides and across the bottom.

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1 go online and get a good repair manual that will fix all the problems in a minutes
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Its eather the drainage path is blocked or the pump stoped pumping.
Also, the drain hose must be installed so as to have a high spot higher than the sink drain or the water from your sink will be able to "run down hill" or drain into your dishwasher. Take a look and see!

also It sounds like your dishwasher does not have an air gap. Newer dishwashers come with an air gap installed, but they can be taken out. A quick fix for this is to:

Check the drain line under the kitchen sink. The drain line is supposed to run from the bottom of the cabinet, and run as high in the cabinet as you can get, (up to the bottom of the counter top) then connect the drain. This is called an air gap, and helps keep a little water in the drain line, which will prevent sewer gases from entering your dishwasher, and garbage disposal.

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