What happens if I use my washing machine without removing the transit bolts?
Furthermore, can you move a washing machine without 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.
Similarly, 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.
In this way, will shipping bolts damage washer?
But, if you installed the washer yourself or you moved to a new home, you may still have the shipping bolts installed in your washer. Severe damage to the unit can happen if the washer is ran for long periods with the shipping bolts installed and most manufacturers do not cover damage caused by this under warranty.
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.