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Missing shipping bolts

I have lost my shipping bolts for my LG WM2016CW and was wondering what size of bolt i should use to move it, don't hav time to order any either

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If you are moving and you are using a dolly to move it than you dont need shipping bolts. i del. preowned washers and dryers everyday and never put shipping bolts back in just becareful and use your head and you will not hurt anything.dont bounce it down stairs either it is a 2 person job so dont forget to get some help

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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    reactorbuff Nov 19, 2012

    OK, no. If you are moving your washer to another house, you defiantly need to put the bolts in. Front Loaders have a floating drum that can be damaged when moving, especially through transport in a truck or other vehicle. This idoit may may be moving washers without them all day long, but who knows what kind of shape they are in when hes done.

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