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New kenmore dishwasher and it is sitting too low there is a quarter inch at hole at the top of the dishwasher under the counter. It seems to be tight in the space; can we cut off the metal bracket that screws in under the counter. That way we can raise the dishwaster the quater inch. I think it is tight enough not to move around without the top screws. What is your opinion?

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Hello,
No do not remove this bracket. if you remove this bracket the dishwasher will tip forward when you ope the door!
Why would you want to change anything by cutting a bracket? What is the matter with it!
is your dishwasher doing something unacceptable????

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

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