Re-align my dishwasher!
September 8, 2010 9:56 PM Subscribe
My son sat on the dishwasher door. It is askew. Can I fix this?
posted by escabeche to Home & Garden (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
OK, I'll sketch this out for you. Dishwasher door open, dishwasher empty. 47-pound 4-year old dashes through kitchen, trips, sits down hard on dishwasher door. Current situation: when dishwasher is open, the door is visibly slightly off from level. You have to push it closed pretty hard with two hands to get it to latch. But once you do, the dishwasher works fine, except that it sometimes leaks a little water from the corner which is the "low" side of the door when the door's hanging open.
Is this a) a cosmetic problem I should ignore? b) Something I can fix myself easily? (relevant detail: I am not handy. "Easily" means "I can reach in and bend back a piece of metal or tighten a screw and everything will be fine.") or c) something I need to call the Maytag man for? (OK, it's a Frigidaire, but you get the point.)