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Installation question: We have just received delivery of a new washing machine - ZWG1120M. The instructions told me to remove the four transit bolts from the back of the machine, which I did, including the washer. There are now black rubber plugs with white hard plastic inside still in place. I am not clear whether to remove these as well. If I don't remove them, I can't manage to fit the 'plastic plug caps' that the instructions tell me to use to fill the holes left by the transit bolt removal. The black rubber plugs are very tight - do I yank hard to get them out or are they supposed to remain? thanks!

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Normally you should remove these parts also, they often drop inside the machine. this will not harm the machine.

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