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Bosch Dishwasher Free Installation back at Lowes AR

patel_ns 32 April 12, 2013 at 12:20 PM in Mail In Rebate (2) More Lowes Deals
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Receive a VISA prepaid card via mail-in rebate equal to the cost of Lowe's basic dishwasher installation. Please call your local Lowe's to purchase installation. Offer ends 4/23/13.

Rebate Link [lowes.com]

While the link above is for 4/17 to 4/23 I got a different rebate printed out that was valid for this week.

Bosch page at Lowes that shows the offer [lowes.com]

Lowes moving coupon here [lowes.com]

Lowes is also offering 10% off all energy efficient appliances. Buy using a Chase card for another 5% in cash back.

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Basic installation means if there was another dishwasher in there before. i.e. the lines are in place (water, electric, and waste).

Even Stephen Hawking can do basic installation. Big Grin
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I've never done one before and I'm not very handy. Was going to get a Bosch anyway so this was definitely worth it for me.
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Basic installation means if there was another dishwasher in there before. i.e. the lines are in place (water, electric, and waste).
True. I've installed several before and if you have basic skills you can do it yourself. If the installation includes free haul away then it's definitely worth it. Prices start at $494 though. 5% rebate if you use Discover or Freedom card.
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I'm a single mom and I can't do basic installation. Also the last time I had a dishwasher hooked up it took them two hours to do it. I think they had to cut a pipe or something.
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This is a good deal if you want Bosch but be aware of two things:

- Bosch dishwashers are generally smaller inside than US brands; if you have a family, it will show
- There is no heater element; so dishes dry evaporatively. Two things on this: you will likely need to use a drying agent (more chemicals on dishes, yey!) and if you live in hot and humid climate, your drying might not be as good as you might expect it

Supposedly Bosch is coming with "US size" dishwashers later this year.
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Your second rebate is only good if you buy 3 Bosch appliances.
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Update: apparently the acenta which I bought won't fit under my counter top unless I cut the floor in front of the dishwasher to get it in. This is hearsay information that the installer provided to my DW. According to the installer, I can either get my floor ripped up or I can get a different dishwasher.

Back to Lowes to talk things over. Not really sure what to do.
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Update: apparently the acenta which I bought won't fit under my counter top unless I cut the floor in front of the dishwasher to get it in. This is hearsay information that the installer provided to my DW. According to the installer, I can either get my floor ripped up or I can get a different dishwasher.

Back to Lowes to talk things over. Not really sure what to do.

Depending on what kind of counter you have, you may be able to temporarily lift it up to slide the dishwasher in place. But, when it comes to repairs, you will have to lift the counter up again.

Was installer able to get the old dishwasher out? If not, you may be stuck with the old dishwasher.

What kind of flooring do you have?
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Depending on what kind of counter you have, you may be able to temporarily lift it up to slide the dishwasher in place. But, when it comes to repairs, you will have to lift the counter up again.

Was installer able to get the old dishwasher out? If not, you may be stuck with the old dishwasher.

What kind of flooring do you have?
First of all, thanks for your response.

We have an old laminate counter top that is in the shape of an L. I'm a novice at this kind of stuff, so I'm not sure what I would have to do to lift it up, but I'm willing to try.

He didn't even attempt to pull out the old dishwasher. He walked in, looked at it, gave DW his assessment and suggested alternate dishwasher manufacturers that could work better in our situation. He indicated that he generally has a 70-80% success rate with Bosch dishwasher installs but closer to 90-100% success with GE/Whirlpool because apparently Bosch dishwashers have a lot less room underneath? Not sure if that makes any sense, I'm guessing talking it over with Lowes/installer in a little more detail after work may help clear things up...

As far as the flooring goes, it is raised up about an inch or so when compared to the dining room, with laminate on top. Not sure what they have underneath it.
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First of all, thanks for your response.

We have an old laminate counter top that is in the shape of an L. I'm a novice at this kind of stuff, so I'm not sure what I would have to do to lift it up, but I'm willing to try.

He didn't even attempt to pull out the old dishwasher. He walked in, looked at it, gave DW his assessment and suggested alternate dishwasher manufacturers that could work better in our situation. He indicated that he generally has a 70-80% success rate with Bosch dishwasher installs but closer to 90-100% success with GE/Whirlpool because apparently Bosch dishwashers have a lot less room underneath? Not sure if that makes any sense, I'm guessing talking it over with Lowes/installer in a little more detail after work may help clear things up...

As far as the flooring goes, it is raised up about an inch or so when compared to the dining room, with laminate on top. Not sure what they have underneath it.
If the floor is an inch high off the subfloor, I highly doubt that any dishwasher will slide in. There may be 1 or 2 designs that don't have straight rails on the side on the bottom.

It is a good thing that you have laminate counter. They are usually screwed in place in the corners. If you open the doors and pull the drawers out, you should be able to see where the screws are.

Is the back splash integral to the counter? Is there tile above it?

If it is just the integral back splash, you should be able to take the screws out and lift the counter a bit, to slide the old dishwasher out, and new in.

If there is tile above the counter or the integral back splash, you will probably have to fix some of the grout/caulking, or a couple of broken tiles.

It really sounds like someone just put the laminate floor on top of the existing floor, without taking it down to the sub floor after the existing dishwasher was put in place. You usually have about 1/2" to 3/4" of play room there to slide a dishwasher (most have adjustable legs so that you can slide it in, and then jack it up level), since most floors are less than 1" thick. Figure if there is a 10 mm laminate and 2 mm pad, you have about 1/2" of the new floor, and probably another 1/2" of the old floor under it.
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If the floor is an inch high off the subfloor, I highly doubt that any dishwasher will slide in. There may be 1 or 2 designs that don't have straight rails on the side on the bottom.

It is a good thing that you have laminate counter. They are usually screwed in place in the corners. If you open the doors and pull the drawers out, you should be able to see where the screws are.

Is the back splash integral to the counter? Is there tile above it?

If it is just the integral back splash, you should be able to take the screws out and lift the counter a bit, to slide the old dishwasher out, and new in.

If there is tile above the counter or the integral back splash, you will probably have to fix some of the grout/caulking, or a couple of broken tiles.

It really sounds like someone just put the laminate floor on top of the existing floor, without taking it down to the sub floor after the existing dishwasher was put in place. You usually have about 1/2" to 3/4" of play room there to slide a dishwasher (most have adjustable legs so that you can slide it in, and then jack it up level), since most floors are less than 1" thick. Figure if there is a 10 mm laminate and 2 mm pad, you have about 1/2" of the new floor, and probably another 1/2" of the old floor under it.
You are right, I stuck my finger in between the dishwasher and the new floor and I felt the old floor about 3/4 of an inch down, made me really angry. I hate amateur home re-modelers, which is what the people were before us. I wish I had a little more foresight and knowledge before I bought this house.

As far as the counter top goes, most of the back splash is integral and there is one spot where there are about 4 tiles about the attached back splash, so that is probably the best option. A lot more headache than it is worth. Mad
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You are right, I stuck my finger in between the dishwasher and the new floor and I felt the old floor about 3/4 of an inch down, made me really angry. I hate amateur home re-modelers, which is what the people were before us. I wish I had a little more foresight and knowledge before I bought this house.

As far as the counter top goes, most of the back splash is integral and there is one spot where there are about 4 tiles about the attached back splash, so that is probably the best option. A lot more headache than it is worth. Mad

Sorry to hear, but at least you have a solution that is not going to cost you the whole kitchen remodel.

As to amateur remodelers, they are usually the ones doing it right, while "professionals" seem to rush jobs so that they can get paid. At least, this has been my experience. The rare few times I had hired a "professional" to do something, they have to come back 2-3 times to get it right, since I know what they should have done. Most homeowners don't know what has to be done, and just rely on contractor telling them what they intend to do, and assume that is what has actually been done.

And it is not like I had picked some handyman from craigslist, these were bonified contractors with legitimate businesses specializing in that particular trade, with supposed "decades of combined experience."

They are in it for the money, not to do it right. Homeowner will have more vested interest in doing the job right, since they are the ones living there.
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This is a good deal if you want Bosch but be aware of two things:

- Bosch dishwashers are generally smaller inside than US brands; if you have a family, it will show
- There is no heater element; so dishes dry evaporatively. Two things on this: you will likely need to use a drying agent (more chemicals on dishes, yey!) and if you live in hot and humid climate, your drying might not be as good as you might expect it

Supposedly Bosch is coming with "US size" dishwashers later this year.
Bosch is very highly rated and came very highly recommened to me. I found Bosch to be only slightly smaller inside at most, but I bought a Whirlpool anyway and a lot of how many dishes can be put in a diswasher depends upon the size, layout and location of the racks, silverware trays, etc. And as far as drying goes this is correct about the lack of a heater element for drying, but I rarely use mine with my Whirlpool and prefer the evaporation method whenever possible so it keeps the house cooler and uses less electricity.
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Quote from blueiedgod View Post :
Sorry to hear, but at least you have a solution that is not going to cost you the whole kitchen remodel.

As to amateur remodelers, they are usually the ones doing it right, while "professionals" seem to rush jobs so that they can get paid. At least, this has been my experience. The rare few times I had hired a "professional" to do something, they have to come back 2-3 times to get it right, since I know what they should have done. Most homeowners don't know what has to be done, and just rely on contractor telling them what they intend to do, and assume that is what has actually been done.

And it is not like I had picked some handyman from craigslist, these were bonified contractors with legitimate businesses specializing in that particular trade, with supposed "decades of combined experience."

They are in it for the money, not to do it right. Homeowner will have more vested interest in doing the job right, since they are the ones living there.
Residential contractors are the bottom feeders. There's very little money to be made if you do a good job and clients are difficult.
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