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Richo 11-02-2010 10:04 AM

Front loader washer transport bolts

I am going to be moving and I am told that the transport bolts need to be put in the washer to protect the mechanism during transport, perfectly understandable.

I have the original bolts that came with the washer but there are no instructions on how to put them back in, just a note in the manual that says to call a certified technician.

I have also read online that you are not to reuse these bolts but to buy a new kit. I don't understand this because these bolts and their plastic sleeves are in perfect condition so why would I need to buy new ones?

These don't seem like they should be too hard to install but peering through the 4 holes in the back of the washer, the holes in the drum don't line up perfectly.

What is the trick to putting these things back in?


hardwareman 11-02-2010 07:59 PM

no real trick to it. grab a partner. One of you take the bolt( the original is just fine) and one of you open the washer door, push back on the tub as far as you can. The one with the bolt will have to look in that small hole get it lined up with the bolt and start threading it on. If you can not see where the bolt threads into you may also take the top of the machine cabinet off, you can see a lot better that way. Torque them down pretty good, I won't tell you that you only really need 2 but that is generally all I put back in.

Richo 11-02-2010 11:59 PM

OK, I guess that fact that is needs to be a 2 person job was the part I was missing. :laughing:


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