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Washing machine I moved my washing machine and forgot to place shipping bolts. Now machine makes a squeaking noise. How much damage was done and is it fixable?

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Try leveling the machine, get a simple bullet level and place it on the top center and level side to side then place the level on any side and level front to back.

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I recently moved and the movers removed two bolts from the back of the machine...should I replace those bolts

No do not replace the shipping bolts. I assume you have a front loading washer. The tub is secured by bolts during transport. Then they have to be removed so that the washer will operate properly without damaging the machine.

Many machine manuals are available online. For example, LG washers manuals are available at their site and under more information for models sold by Home Depot ( The LG front loading washers use 4 bolts with retainers. If they are not removed, the machine will have severe vibration and noise. The vibration can damage the unit.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells
(if you have an top loading washer, shipping bolts are less common. If you provide the model of the washer, I'll see if it is one for which I know the shipping instructions.)

Dec 12, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Forgot to remove shipping bolts from the washer. did 2 loads. did i do any damage to my brand new frigidaire?

Probably not, but I bet it did a little jumping around and floor vibrating. Those bolts just lock the tub in place so that it doesn't fall off the tub hangers.

Mar 17, 2010 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

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WE recently purchased a front loading Frigidaire washer. I love it except we can't seem to get it level so it doesn't vibrate. It is on a concrete floor and thought the feet were self leveling but that's...

Make sure you have removed all the shipping bolts and straps. Front loaders come with bolts that go thru the back to keep the drum from moving during shipping. If you brought the washer home yourselves you may have left in these shipping bolts. Refer to you installation manual. It will give detailed instructions on how to set up your washer. If bolts are left in place the washer will vibrate and shake excessively and cause major damage if left in for too long.

Feb 03, 2010 | Frigidaire GLTF1670A Front Load Washer

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Forgot to remove shippping bolts before using machine.

I would take out the shipping bolts and then run a prgram such as Spin.with no clothes in

If that sounds ok, wet a few towels and spin them dry

If that works put a full load in and go for it

Unless your machine was way out of balance you should not really have damaged anything.

The transit bolts are there to stop the drum from banging around during transit and unless they have torn free or have bent you should be ok

Jul 11, 2009 | Amana Washing Machines

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Installation after moving/ water not going in

In order to move one of the new front loading machines, the shipping bolts/supports that originally came installed with the unit must be in place to prevent damage. At this point you can attempt to make repairs yourself or, if under warranty, calling a authorized repair center for repairs. The warranty will not cover damage due to moving the machine without the bolts/supports, however having a authorized service center make the repairs will keep the remaining warranty intact.


Feb 17, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Kenmore front loader run with shipping bolts in

I would have sears replace the washer and also replace all the damage in your house. If it pulled out the drain hose there could be damage in there, if they are not willing to replace the machine then they should run a thorough diagnostic to make sure EVERYTHING is in working order, and still replace what is damaged to your house

Feb 09, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Ginding noise during agitation

From the GE site.....

Front load washers and some compact model washers do not come with a shipping rod. According to the Installation Instructions for these machines there are 4 bolts, 4 yellow plastic spacers, and 4 metal "p" clamps that need to be saved and reinstalled before moving the washer to prevent any damage to the machine.

Jan 31, 2009 | GE Profile WPSR3120WWW

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Squeak in Kenmore HE 2plus front load washer when drum spins

Squeaking noises are hard to find unless u open it and pin point where its coming from.. you can open the back cover if you are comfortable doing so.. let it run to see if you can heard... sometimes the bolt holding the pulley to the drum is loose and need to be tighten. Other possible is the shocks came loose or when install new.. the shipping materials were not remove..

Dec 13, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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