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Old 07-11-06, 08:52 PM
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how to make sure a dishwasher will fit?

im looking to get a new dishwasher but id hate for the delivery guy to bring it over and say "sorry, doesnt fit". are all dishwashers the same size? can i simply just get a rough estimate on the current one i have and make sure its the same (the only reason i ask is what if its off by 1 or 1/2 inch or something small like that...does it have to be the EXACT same size). also its hard to get a measurement on its depth.
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go to the website of the manufacturer of the current model and look in the support section. or look in the manual if you have one. the specs will be in there or you can download the manual.
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thanks for not reading the original post. preciate it.
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Originally Posted by al_bundy
go to the website of the manufacturer of the current model and look in the support section. or look in the manual if you have one. the specs will be in there or you can download the manual.
no manual but ill try to find the specs online. thanks.
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They all basically the same size and they are all 24" wide. The only problem, sometimes, is where the hookups are.. The hokups for plumbing and electrical. But it should fit...
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Originally Posted by atari2600
thanks for not reading the original post. preciate it.
I read your original post and agree with crazyronin. At no point did you say you don't know how to use a tape measure, which really is your best bet.
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Originally Posted by atari2600
thanks for not reading the original post. preciate it.
I didn't. I prepared my reply on the clipboard and control v-ed it in off the thread title. If you didn't want a smartass answer, don't post in otter.

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I read your original post and agree with crazyronin. At no point did you say you don't know how to use a tape measure, which really is your best bet.

The point is he can't find the measurements of the washer he is buying. So measuring the hole for the moment doesn't help.
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have the plumber order the correct one for you before he installs it.
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Soem Euro models can be a bit thinner. (I think 23" or 23.5") Nothing that a bit of molding or trim can't fix, though.
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Unlike refrigerators, most dishwashers are a standard size for the very reason that you mentioned (i.e., manufacturers want them to be compatible with as many homes as possible). There are, however, some "compact" dishwashers that are only 18" wide, but all standard dishwashers are 24" wide as someone mentioned above. You should be safe buying any standard dishwasher, but obviously the best course of action would be getting the dimensions online and double-checking just to be sure.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty
I read your original post and agree with crazyronin. At no point did you say you don't know how to use a tape measure, which really is your best bet.
youve got to be kidding me.
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Originally Posted by Double Down
Unlike refrigerators, most dishwashers are a standard size for the very reason that you mentioned (i.e., manufacturers want them to be compatible with as many homes as possible). There are, however, some "compact" dishwashers that are only 18" wide, but all standard dishwashers are 24" wide as someone mentioned above. You should be safe buying any standard dishwasher, but obviously the best course of action would be getting the dimensions online and double-checking just to be sure.
thanks.
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Originally Posted by atari2600
youve got to be kidding me.
What I mean is, you might actually have to go to the store where you bought the dishwasher and measure the floor model, or at least ask the store for the dimensions. Of course, it probably would have been a good idea to do that before you bought the dishwasher.
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i have the store model number of the one i want and can easily get the measurements of it online. my concern is that if i measure my current washer and it differs from the new model by say, 1 or 1/2 inch, is that a big difference? will it not fit? does it have to be EXACTLY the same?

i havent bought anything yet.
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Originally Posted by crazyronin

I tried this. I managed to fill it with water but the dishes keep falling off the conveyor belt.
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Originally Posted by atari2600
i have the store model number of the one i want and can easily get the measurements of it online. my concern is that if i measure my current washer and it differs from the new model by say, 1 or 1/2 inch, is that a big difference? will it not fit? does it have to be EXACTLY the same?

i havent bought anything yet.
So if you know the dimensions of the new washer and you know the dimensions of the hole it's going in what's the problem? If the hole is bigger than the washer it will fit.
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Originally Posted by atari2600
i have the store model number of the one i want and can easily get the measurements of it online. my concern is that if i measure my current washer and it differs from the new model by say, 1 or 1/2 inch, is that a big difference? will it not fit? does it have to be EXACTLY the same?

i havent bought anything yet.
my guess is that it's better for the new one to be 1/2 inch smaller than 1/2 inch too big.



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So if you know the dimensions of the new washer and you know the dimensions of the hole it's going in what's the problem? If the hole is bigger than the washer it will fit.
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my guess is that it's better for the new one to be 1/2 inch smaller than 1/2 inch too big.



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That's NOT what she said!!!
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Old 07-12-06, 06:38 PM
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slide the current one out and measure it

I'm failing to see the problem here
every dishwasher I've seen could be slid out of it's location without disconnecting it fisrt, as you had to slide it out to disconnect
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