Things You'll Need
Wood shim (optional)
If you reach the end of the adjustment on the front levelers and the machine is still not level from side to side, place a wood shim under the leveler foot on the low side of the dishwasher. Fine tune the side-to-side adjustments by adjusting the levelers again, if necessary.
Bosch — a manufacturer of home appliances — has been marketing large kitchen appliances in North America since the early 1960s. A Bosch built-in dishwasher can save you a lot of work in the kitchen, automatically washing and drying dishes. For the machine to function and drain properly, it must be leveled upon installation. Perfect front-to-back and side-to-side level of the dishwasher can be accomplished with tools you may already own.
Front to Rear
Open the dishwasher door. Pull out the bottom rack and remove it from the machine temporarily. Place a small level on the bottom of the dishwasher longitudinally. Close the door.
Remove the two retaining screws from the lower front cover of the dishwasher with a Phillips screwdriver. Pull the cover straight out and place it aside.
Locate the screw on the bottom of the dishwasher near the center that controls the rear leveler of the machine. Turn the screw clockwise with a flat-blade screwdriver to raise the rear of the dishwasher. Turn the screw counterclockwise to lower the rear of the machine.
Open the door and check the level. Ensure the bubble is between the two marks. Turn the adjustment screw as needed to fine-tune the level front to rear.
Side to Side
Place the level on the bottom of the dishwasher crossways. Close the door.
Locate the two front levelers on each side of the dishwasher near the floor.
Turn the leveler on the low side of the dishwasher to the right with a flat-blade screwdriver to raise that side of the machine. Turn the leveler on the high side of the dishwasher to the left to lower that side.
Open the door and check the level. Ensure the bubble is between the two marks. Turn levelers as needed to fine-tune the level side to side.
Remove the level from inside the dishwasher, replace the bottom rack and close the door. Replace the lower front cover and tighten the retaining screws with a Phillips screwdriver.
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