Dishwasher Mounting Brackets

Date: January 17, 2021
Author: Jon Smith
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When you have new stone countertops installed and have a dishwasher you will need to mount that dishwasher so that it doesn’t fall forward when you open the door.

Mounting your dishwasher isn’t very hard at all and can be finished in as little as 3 to 5 minutes.

Dishwasher Mounting Bracket Install – How-To

A dishwasher bracket is used to mount your dishwasher to your cabinets, not your granite. These dishwasher brackets actually have two folding ears that fold down and are then screwed into the side of the face frame of your cabinet.

  • Step 1: Fold the two sides down so that the sharp insides are facing the opposite. See the image below for more detail.
  • Step 2: Drill a pilot hole using a small drill bit into the side of the face frame of the dishwasher cabinet area. This will prevent you from splitting your cabinet and is extremely important to do before you screw into your cabinet face frame. I like to hold the dishwasher bracket in its place and use it as a pilot for my holes.
  • Step 3: Place your dishwasher bracket in its place and using a low power drill and screw it into the side of the face frame. Make sure that your dishwasher bracket is all the way up to the underside of the stone countertop.
  • Step 4: This step involves having the actual dishwasher in place and completely installed and ready for operation. Do this before you complete step 4. The dishwasher has these metal folding flaps that fold forward so that you can mount your dishwasher to the dishwasher bracket. Fold them down and screw the tiny screw in your dishwasher bracket kit into the underside of the bracket.

Congrats! You are now ready to start using your dishwasher and it will to fall on you when you open it.

Who Installs The Dishwasher Bracket With New Countertops

When I was installing stone countertops like granite, marble, and quartz we always installed the dishwasher brackets for every customer. If you are having new countertops installed then be sure to ask about this step in the process. You will thank me later.

If you recently had countertops installed then I suggest that you call your countertop provider and ask that they send someone to install a dishwasher bracket as this is part of the process and should have been done. I am almost positive that all countertop companies will comply to your request as long as they are the ones that installed your countertops.

Where To Buy Dishwasher Brackets

The best place to get a dishwasher bracket is online. Local home stores never have them in stock. Trust me I have run out of them many times and tried to find them at Lowes or Home Depot with no luck.

There is a seller on Amazon who sells them so feel free to check out this link here:

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If your dishwasher doesn’t have the folding flaps needed to mount your dishwasher then you can purchase these from Amazon and have them the next day. This is another product hard to find locally so save yourself the trouble. They typically just come with a new dishwasher purchase.SALE

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This is all you really need to get your dishwasher bracket installed and your dishwasher mounted to your cabinet.

Here is also another top mounting dishwasher mounting bracket product with an adhesive that holds your dishwasher to your granite, marble, or quartz countertops. Be sure that you have the folding flaps mentioned above when using these products.

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It is important to note that your dishwasher area should be 24 inches from left to right. If it is not 24 inches then you may need to use a side mounting kit.

Dishwasher Side Mounting Bracket

Sometimes you need to mount your dishwasher on the side. If you are that one in one million who is just unlucky and has to use a side mount dishwasher bracket.

Side mount dishwasher brackets require a bit more effort to install but aren’t too terrible.

Here is a good side mount dishwasher kit:

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Here is also another top mounting dishwasher mounting bracket product with an adhesive that holds your dishwasher to your granite, marble, or quartz countertops. Be sure that you have the folding flaps mentioned above when using these products.

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Jon Smith

Hi, my name is Jonathan Smith. I have been in the granite business for many years and have worked my way up from an installer helper to an installer and then a countertop business owner. 

I started my countertop company with very little and grew extremely fast because of my knowledge and helpfulness. I started this countertop resource for 1 main reason. That reason is that there are no countertop websites with all the correct information and none of them are from an industry expert like myself. 

I am still in the trade every single day installing countertops, educating people on the type of material they are using for their homes, and making people's dream kitchens a reality.
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