Though many modern kitchen appliances are great time saving devices, when they don't function properly they can be a hassle beyond their worth. A dishwasher that's out of level leaves puddles on your kitchen floor, possibly damaging your flooring. To fix the problem, make a few simple adjustments and level it out.
1. Place the level on the top of your dishwasher to see which way you need to adjust it. Check it from left to right and from front to back. To read the level, compare the air bubble with the two lines in the center of the level. If the bubble is centered, your appliance is level. If the bubble is on either side of those two lines, that side is lower than the other and needs to come up.
2. Adjust each foot as necessary, using the open ended crescent wrench. Most appliances have a hex nut that can lower the leg by twisting it clockwise, and raise it by turning the nut counter clockwise.
3. Have your helper watch the level as you adjust the feet and let you know when the appliance is level. If for some reason the adjustable legs aren't functioning properly, purchase some thin wooden shims. Hammer the shims under the dishwasher as necessary until it is level, then break off the excess.
4. Check the front of the dishwasher to make sure it is plumb, or straight up and down. If it leans slightly forward it will continue to leak on your kitchen floor. In this case, raise the front two legs slightly until it is plumb.