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Dishwasher door catching on adjacent cupboard frames

Postby Iainpi » Sun Dec 12, 2021 12:23 pm

Hi,

Tldr: integrated dishwasher door catches on adjacent cupboard frames and causes movement when opening. Trim chipboard cupboard frames or door?

A few years ago we had a kitchen installed. The integrated dishwasher was delivered a day late and the installer didn't leave enough space between the cupboards for the door to fit between the cupboards smoothly. It's just a mm or so too tight. The door squeezes in but lifts the dishwasher and moves it. It's less of an issue in summer and I assume the wood swells a little with increased humidity during the winter. I have tried bracing the dishwasher with the lags but this will lift the stone work top a little and I guess could weaken the glue holding it down and if not tight then it just pulls out.

I think the answer is to shave off a little of the cupboard frame where the door rubs and free the movement.

1. What is better, shave the chipboard or the cupboard door on the dishwasher. The door is probably easier but will look a bit weird. Or shave the chipboard down.

2. What is then best to seal the chipboard against water?

Sorry if this isn't clear...
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Postby Iainpi » Sun Dec 12, 2021 11:39 pm

Just to show a couple of pictures. The are the bottom eject of the door touching the cupboards
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