How do you install shipping bolts?

Asked By: Shuang Lindermayer | Last Updated: 30th May, 2020
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As a general rule, insert the first bolt into the lower-left corner. The next one will be inserted into the lower-right corner. Then move diagonally to the upper left, then to the upper right and insert the last bolt. The transit bolt hole will be slightly elongated.

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Also to know 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.

Also, what happens if you leave transit bolts in a washing machine? If you do not remove the transit bolts correctly you risk damage to your washing machine, in some cases this can be considerable, to the point where you can comprehensively wreck your shiny new washing machine. In other words, by not doing as instructed you risk major damage to your washing machine.

In this regard, 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.

Do top load washers have shipping bolts?

Top-loaders usually require you to wedge foam or cardboard between the drum and the case. For a front-loader, you'll typically insert shipping bolts in the rear of the washer to secure the drum. If you no longer have the original locks, contact the manufacturer to purchase some. Secure the parts.

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Do Samsung dryers have shipping bolts?

Does my Samsung dryer need shipping bolts if I'm trying to move the unit? Answer Ryan, typically there are no shipping bolts used in the transportation of the dryer. There will be some Styrofoam used but it is not really necessary and it would not be available for purchase.

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.

Where are the shipping bolts on my Samsung washer?

Your Samsung Front Load Washing Machine comes with shipping bolts inserted into the back of the machine to keep the tub secure during transportation.

How do I stabilize my washing machine drum?

Tilt your top-loading washing machine over at an angle to allow any standing water to flow out of the drainage opening. Place a towel over your water supply hose ending and hold it in place with a rubber band. Lay the covered end of the hose inside the washing machine drum.

Are washer shipping bolts universal?


Universal kits are available for purchase but this is a hit or miss situation depending on the make and model of your front loader. The shipping bolts stabilize the drum and drum suspension to prevent damage to the front loading washing machine while being moved.

Are there shipping bolts on a dryer?

1 Answer. Nope. The manual makes no mention of having to remove transfer bolts, if the techs want to make a stink about there being bolts and you didn't remove them: no way!

Do front load dryers have shipping bolts?

ANSWER Deborah, The Whirlpool Duet dryer would not require shipping bolts. Only a front load washer would have shipping bolts.

Do tumble dryers have transit bolts?

Some tumble dryer models have “automatic” transit bolts on the drum. When you start the appliance for the first time you will hear a bump indicating that the transit bolts have been released. This is perfectly normal and not a malfunction of the machine.

Do all washing machines have transit bolts?

Washing Machine 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.

How do I stop my washer from walking?


How to Stop the Washing Machine from Walking
  1. Make sure the washing machine is level. Figure this out with a good old fashioned bubble level.
  2. Attach some non-slip, anti-vibration pads to the bottom of your washer's legs.
  3. Take precautions to balance your washer load every time you do laundry.

Can you lay down a washing machine to transport?

This keeps the drum from moving inside the washer and protects it from damage. Also, make sure your washer is placed in the moving van upright. Shipping your washer on its side, front, or back can damage it. When you install your washer in your new home, most likely you will have to level and balance it.

How many shipping bolts does an LG washer have?

Thank you for your help. Answer Gary, the shipping bolts for the washer are as follows: one small bolt FAA31690704, two long bolts FAA31690703, and one lock tab bolt FAA31690705.

What size are washing machine transit bolts?

They are typically 4 to 12 in (100 to 300 mm) in length, although any size is possible as it depends on the type of device being transported. The most common example of transit bolts is the securing of the drum of a washing machine while it is transported from shop to property (or property to property).

What are transit bolts on a Beko washing machine?

The transit bolts need to be removed when the appliance is being installed. They are designed to hold the drum in a fixed position while being transported.

What happens if you don't remove transit bolts?


If you do not remove the transit bolts correctly you risk damage to your washing machine, in some cases this can be considerable, to the point where you can comprehensively wreck your shiny new washing machine.

Where are the shipping bolts on an LG washer?

The first are for shipping bolts attached to the rear of your washing machine. If the bolts are still there, remove them by using the wrench provided with your washer. Loosen the bolts by turning them counterclockwise. Once loosened pull them out.

What are shipping bolts on 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.