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Old 03-10-16, 07:37 AM
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dishwasher replacement, advice needed

When we bought our home the only appliance we didn't replace was the dishwasher. It worked fine and looked well enough....it would STILL work except that a glass mysteriously exploded inside it and stopped up the drain.
We called a repairman out and found that he (like me before) couldn't get the bolt that holds the pump together loose. That bolt isn't available and is, of course, special made for the pump...so enter a nearly $250 part sans labor to replace the whole assy. Obviously I am not inclined to do this on a 20+ y/o machine.

Here is the problem. I didn't know to watch out for and have run into prior issue with the previous homeowner tiling the floors in bathrooms and kitchen, and grouted in the counters, and the dishwasher.

I don't have enough room to get the old dishwasher out from under the counter. I have tried raising the leveling feet and am about 1/4" too long to get it out. It will not tilt forward and clear either. Now, I can cut the damned thing apart and get it out that way, but am still left unable to put a new one in.

I am not particularly inclined to cutting tiles out of the floor for clearance but cannot see another way, counter will not lift off. Any ideas?
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Old 03-10-16, 10:13 AM
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take it apart for removal.

then, measure carefully - you might be able to fit a new one in. If not, time to remove a few tiles or break a few tiles... hopefully you can find matching replacements! OR, conversely, time for new countertops. If you're handy, polished poured concrete is cool
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I would look into removing the tile as humanely as possible and repairing the floor later.

or maybe you want a new counter...
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Taking apart the old dw won't help you get the new one in. Simply loosen the counter top and shim it up enough to slide out the old dw and install the new one. Then tighten down the counter top. Easy
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A bottle of soap and a pair of rubber gloves may help in the interim.
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