the V tabs lock into place on the top of the tank .
And I`ve never seen them come loose nor would the screw in to the underside of the counter top come out ,
If I had to guess they where never installed in the first place.
And you can use stainless screws if you would like.
WELL, MY PROBLEM WITH THE THEORY THAT THE V TABS WERE NEVER THERE TO BEGIN WITH IS THAT THE UNIT JUST STARTED "FALLING OUT" AND IT'S BEEN IN PLACE FOR 3 YEARS.
IS IT POSSIBLE THAT IT WAS PUT IN W/SIDE TABS THAT WOULD'VE BROKEN? OUR COUNTER IS STONE WITH A POSSIBLE EMPTY CAVITY ABOVE THE DISHWASHER, WHICH TO ME MEANS THERE WAS/IS NO WHERE FOR THE TOP V TABS TO ATTACH TO??? THANKS, NANCY
WOULD IT BE MOUNTED TO THE SIDE IN 2 OR 4 PLACES. I GUESS THE V TABS I JUST ORDERED WILL DO ME NO GOOD AS I THINK THEY WERE/ARE MAINLY FOR TOP POSITION MOUNTING, RIGHT? SO I JUST WASTED MY MONEY ON THEM I GUESS AND WILL HAVE TO ORDER SIDE "TABS"... ??
no problem at all glad to assist.
Have a nice week end ,And Thank you.