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Transit brackets I have a Indeset wixl163 washing machine It is vibrating badly.Could it be the transit bolts have not been taken out although i always thought they held it solid. Where are they located?

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Hiya .. the transit bolts are located under the lid at either side ..or at the rear... they are fairly long bolts which hold the drum and balance in place.. until installation. they will be sheathed in fairly hefty rubber grommets.

Screws for removal of lid located at the rear..2- or 4.. remove these slide lid front to back.. remove bolts if they are they are present... refit lid... note uneven siting of an appliance can cause excessive vibration as well!

Let me know if this sorts your prob

Regards Faggly

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

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