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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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I just bought a bosch washing machine maxx 7. While spinning the whole machine moves. Did I install wrongly or must I lock something. I have to hold on to the machine tightly so that it will not move. ...

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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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