Asked by: Ruoxi Vorthaefferasked in category: General Last Updated: 1st March, 2020
What happens if transit bolts are left in washing machine?
Also know, can I move a washing machine without the transit bolts?
Moving a washing machine without transit bolts will run the serious risk of damaging your machine, so we strongly advise against it. However, you must remember to remove the transit bolts once your move is complete, as they can seriously damage your machine should you begin a wash cycle with them still in place.
Subsequently, question is, what do the shipping bolts do in a washing machine? A front-load washing machine uses a suspension system to support the washtub while it agitates and spins, but the system isn't designed to withstand the strain of moving. The shipping bolts keep the tub secure during a move and reduce the amount of vibration that could damage the suspension.
Secondly, do all new washing machines have transit bolts?
Normally when you get your new washing machine there will be two (rare), three or four transit bolts fitted through the rear panel of the washing machine that fix to the outer tank of the washing machine. These bolts "lock" the drum unit in place stopping it from moving.
Will shipping bolts damage washer?
Failure to remove the shipping bolts and retainers before use may cause severe vibration and noise, which can lead to permanent damage to the washer. The second possible cause of excessive vibration is a shipping block that might be caught under the washer.