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Hi. I used my washing machine with the transit bolts still in place as there were no obvious instructions saying to remove them. I stopped it after at most 2-3 minutes though. WIll it be damaged or will it be ok? Thanks.

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The transit bolts are there to stop the drum banging about and denting the chasis when it's being transported. Provided that you haven't run it through a rough spin cycle then the chances are that there is no damage whatsoever. You're not the first or last person to do this. Don't panic, it will be fine :-)

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