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I have a Kitchenaid Dishwasher, model #KUDCO3FVSSO. When it was initially installed, it was secured with two clips on the top front of the unit, to the underside of the countertop. The countertop at the time was formica top with a flakeboard bottom. This material made it easy to secure. I am switching to concrete countertops today and wanted to know two things. One if the clips can be installed somewhere else where they won't be seen. Two if they have to be installed in the same place how is it done considering the new surface?

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the under counter inserts, made from plastic moldings(standard for dishwashers) are one approach. Having a custom frame built,and installed, is strongest long term solution. And all the better if it's a sliding type, for ease of service, which you WILL need sooner or later.

I'd call a local carpenter, and show them your issue, and get this done properly.

the granite will not do well, when it's penetrated at more than 25 to 40% of it's depth.

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You cannot resize the wood once it has swelled. You have 2 choices: 1, replace the countertop with something more steam resistant or,2 remove the swelled area and replace the wood with pine or oak glued into place with moisture resistant adhesive.

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