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You must remove these transit bolts . after you do try it . of course the legs of the washer must be set to make the machine levl. and then make sure the lock nuts on each leg are tightened. with a level machine with the leg locknuts tight the machine should spin smoothly. if you fasled to remove the transit bolts first then you may have damaged the suspension. then you will have to call for professional service. good luck

Posted on Aug 04, 2010

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    HOW do you remove those bolts?

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is this a new machine if it is you need to remove the transit bolts

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I left the transit bolts in our "brand new" zanussi washing machine and am afraid to use it as I do not know what damage might have been done.


Highly unlikely any damage will have been done so long as it hasnt been in use for a long time (weeks).

In a front loading washing machine, most of the mechanicals inside are held between springs at the top and dampers at the bottom. The transit bolts are used to minimse how much movement can ocour whilst the machine is in transit as excessive movement could damage the springs/dampers. When they are removed, normal movement of the mechanicals helps keep the machine stable and minmises vibration.

So, the worst that happens when the machine is used with the transit bolts in place is it vibrates alot, and possible moves about.

Remove the bolts as soon as possible and it should be fine.

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These are usually shipped with a number of "shipping bolts" to lock the drum in position during transit. If they are not removed when it is installed, then the washer will behave exactly as you describe. Check the manual or look for a sticker on the back or the washer showing which bolts to remove,

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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!

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