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Kickboard sticking under dishwasher

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  • 24-10-2023 4:02pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 17


    Hi

    We had a new kitchen installed last year and has been trouble free up to the last month when the dishwasher door is now catching the kickboard when you open the door. I am at a loss as to why it is only happening now, and the best I can figure out is the dishwasher has dropped a couple of mm's somehow. There is a small amount of space (few mm's) between the top and the worktop (granite), just no idea if it has always been there. The kickboard does have a cutout to allow the door to open. Is my best bet to remove the kickboard and increase the size of the cutout or find a way to raise the dishwasher somehow? It's incredibly annoying so keen to sort asap. Any advice appreciated!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,119 ✭✭✭✭Flinty997


    Damp from loading the dishwasher might swell the board slightly too.

    They have adjustable feet.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,227 ✭✭✭leex


    It could have moved back or forward too which would impact the door clearance.



  • Registered Users Posts: 543 ✭✭✭MangleBadger


    This exact thing happened to me on a new build kitchen. Turned out to be the feet had either slipped or the lowered. Once I raised them back up it got rid of the gap at the top and everything lined back up.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,125 ✭✭✭10-10-20


    If it's any consolation to you, mine does the same now even though I took out the dishwasher over the Summer and re-alligned it to prevent it hitting the kick-board. It must be moisture related alright. The right answer is to remove the kick-board and re-size the hole to prevent the rubbing. I'll be doing that in the coming weeks.



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