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im having trouble installing transit bolts to move interstate.

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Advise you take the top off so you can see where the bolts locate

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If this is a front loader the quick answer is that you should be able to see whether there are any transit bolts by taking the top off. The whole drum structure, possibly with large lumps of concrete attached, should be free to move.
If not, which is likely, the fixings should be visible.
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Hi just read your posting.In my experience with front loaders they all have transit bolts .The reason being is that the internal bowl and tank are separated from the outside frame by suspension rods and, or springs.The easiest way to tell on most front loaders is to look for the holes in the back of the frame of the machine where the bolts attach the frame to the tank .Hope this helps and good luck.

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Check all water hoses. While transporting you should have used the transit bolts supplied by the manufacturer!
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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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you just need to refit the transit bolts which you removed when you had machine new. if you have lost them, pack some polystyrene blocks between tub and cabinet so the assemby is held tight

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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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