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Walking machine I just had a Bosch axxis installed in a bathroom and using it for the first time found that it vibrated and walked a good 6 inches - all the while me trying to hold it in for fear the hoses would come out. It is on a cement floor - and I watched him use a level. any other thoughts?

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Check the transport bolts have been removed from the rear, you should see 3 or 4 bolts on the back panel, 13mm heads, going through plastic tubes, remove the bolts and the tubes (if still there) and fit the plastic covers. If the bolts have been removed already, then there could be a problem with the springs or shock absorbers inside the cabinet.

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