Replacing a white Bosch door front with a stainless steel panel
I have a white Bosch dishwasher and I bought a stainless steel panel to replace the white panel. I removed the white panel and two black plastic brackets fell out on the floor. They were on either side of the door near the bottom. I'm not sure how to position them back in the door when I install the new panel. Can you HELP???
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If there isn't, you might try having a local metal shop cut you a piece of stainless, fold and weld the edges to make a cover for the door and adhere it either with epoxy or a small tack-weld. I wound up having to have a cover made for my Mom's stainless-steel fridge when only white and black ones were available and a metal shop doesn't charge much for it.
Alternately, if the metal panel is housed in a frame, try taking apart the frame, removing the panel and flipping it over. They usually just paint the one side, and if the other side is bare metal, such as aluminum, you can use sandpaper to give it a brushed finish and some clear-coat spray paint to give it that shiny stainless look and durability. Then just reassemble the door with the stainless-looking side facing outwards and the wrong-color side facing in. Worked for Mom's dishwasher!
Instead of replacing the entire door.
Go to http://www.applianceart.com These guys offer every solution imaginable for refacing your existing dishwashers. They make dishwasher covers in a variety of designs, textures, solid colors and stainless. Check out their website and if you still have questions get in touch with these guys. They are able to walk you through all the available options and keep you from having to replace the entire door.
From what I could gather, it appears that there may be a door panel kit available for your dishwasher. The kit appears to have the panel kit and the curved handle included. Some links for visual reference:
IF THE CLIPS ARE BLACK AND ABOUT 1 1/2 INCHES BY 2 1/2 INCHES THEY GO ONTO THE HINGES AND THE DOOR GOES OVER THE TOP OF THEM, YOU MAY NEED TO LIGHTLY FLEX THE SIDES OF THE PANEL TO GO OVER THE HINGES. THE TOP OF THE PANEL SHOULD SLIDE UP INTO THE CONSOLE BEFORE THE BOTTOM WILL GO IN. HOPE THIS HELPS YOU OUT