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Shipping Bolts? I recently installed a second hand WMA50 washing machine and today found two coarse threaded 13mm headed screws broken behind the machine. They would have been fitted behind two plastic covers on the rear of the machine. Are these shipping bolts that should have been removed before use which may have been put in by the previous user or may even have been left in from new? Hope you can help. Thanks in anticipation. R.D.Evans

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Sounds like it is shipping screws from description.
As long as the m/c was kept upright during removal, then should be no prob.
If you hear any unusual noises when it is going, stop it and remove top cver and look inside to see if anything looks loose or broken.
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Thanks.

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