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Indesit WD 10 wachine machine : how to loose the drum

I just had a second hand (working perfectly) wachine machine fitted in my kitchen and I am having problem has it doesn'tdo the rinse and spinning properly. hwen i questioned the person that gave the washing machine they told me that the drum has been tighten to avoid damage durin g the transport and that I should simply loosen the drum.Is it something I can do? I don't have the money to pay for a plumber to come and was wondering if I could fix the problem...
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There is usually a bolt on the bottom that holds the drum stable during shipping and who ever put it back on a used washer is goofy!
turn it over and you should see a big bolt

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