How to Remove the Transport Bolts
Often uninformed buyers, when purchasing a washing machine, refuse delivery and installation services, saving money, hoping for their own strength and transport. As a result, not finding the text in Russian in the instruction manual and getting carried away with connecting the hoses, not knowing why the transport bolts are needed, they forget to remove them. The consequences can be very sad, because the service center, despite the validity of the warranty, will refuse to perform free repairs due to violations of the instructions for use of the machine by the user.
It is very easy to remove the shipping bolts. For this you need a simple wrench, usually 10-14 mm. The bolts cannot be tightened with much force, so they must be unscrewed counterclockwise with little initial force. All four bolts and washers must be completely unscrewed. The remaining holes are replaced with special plastic plugs, which are enclosed in the instruction manual as a reminder to remove the shipping bolts (don’t look at them in surprise, wondering where to put them?).
Apart from decorative purposes, the plugs prevent the ingress of moisture inside the machine from the outside and muffle the sound of the running engine. If instead of bolts in the machine safety pins are installed, then they are removed with pliers. To do this, grab the head of the pin with pliers and turn it 90 degrees to either side. The protrusions on the pin will align with the notches in the body of the machine, and it can be freely removed from its place. It is recommended to keep the removed fasteners together with the component parts for reuse if it is necessary to transport the machine for repair or to another place of installation in case of relocation.
How to unscrew the transport bolts on the washing machine
There are transport bolts in any new washing machine. It is very important to remove them before using the washing machine. Otherwise there may be a breakdown of the household appliance. Let’s understand what purpose these bolts are used for and how to unscrew the transport bolts on the washing machine.
How to unscrew the transport bolts on the washing machine with your own hands
Dismantle the bolts yourself
After delivering the washing machine, it must be connected to the sewer and water supply. When installing the machine it is important to remove the shipping bolts. Only after this work is done can it be operated. If this is not done, the bolts will interfere with the spinning and washing. Do not use the washing machine with these bolts. Otherwise there may be significant malfunctions that are not covered by the warranty conditions.
How to unscrew the transport bolts on the washing machine with your own hands? It is not at all difficult to remove the bolts. This will require a regular wrench of the required size. You can use a universal wrench, the size of which is adjustable. If there are no keys, you can use pliers.
After removing the transport bolts it is advisable to put them in a bag with the technical data sheet. After all, if the washing machine breaks down, it is necessary to transport it to the service center. And it is impossible to transport washing machines without these bolts.
The design of all automatic washing machines is virtually identical. All models contain bolts on the back of the housing.
Only some models of washing machines with a vertical load have screws located in a different place. On these machines, the bolts may be on top. But that’s rare. However, all washing machines with front loading always have these bolts on the back side.
How to find the transport fasteners in washing machines
They look exactly the same as normal bolts. The shipping brackets contain specially shaped plastic inserts at the top. They hold the drum in a fixed position. The drum of the machine, fixed with transport fasteners remains unmoved by the rocking motion that occurs during transportation.
It should be noted that the shipping fasteners may differ in appearance. It all depends on the manufacturer and the model of the equipment. However, the function of the fastener is always the same. It should fix the drum of the washing machine to the back wall and not allow it to move. With machines can be from 3 to 6 fasteners.
How to unscrew the transport screws on the washing machine?
The bolts are removed with an ordinary wrench. There is such a wrench in almost every home. As a rule, the size of the wrench is from 10 to 14. Here it all depends on the manufacturer and model of the technique.
When the bolt is out of the thread, it must be carefully removed and then put in a safe place. Plugs or plastic plugs are used instead. They should be in the bag with the instruction manual or with the machine’s inlet hose. Plugs close the holes left by the removal of shipping fasteners. The kit may not include plugs. Then the bolt holes may not be covered at all.
In some cases, people have difficulty removing the transport fasteners of the washing machine on their own. In this situation, it will be rational to apply to the masters. This way you not only prevent the breakdown of washing machines, but also keep your warranty. But removing the transport fasteners is a fairly simple job. It can cope almost any man.
How to transport your washing machine. transport rules
Consider competent transportation of a washing machine. There are certain requirements for the transportation of certain types of appliances in order to preserve their performance. This applies in large part to washing machines. If you purchased this equipment in the store, then order its delivery to the house. In this case, all the risks will be borne by the seller, although with a trained team of loaders with a truck and factory-packed goods it will be minimal.
Another thing is if you have changed your place of residence and will be moved together with your property. In this case, pay attention to this article, which will avoid unnecessary problems with the further operation of your washing machine.
Location of transportation structures
The location of the screws in the machine depends on the type of loading the laundry:
- With vertical loading, look for fasteners at the top or the back of the housing;
- With horizontal loading, the screws are located on the back surface.
For most models the second option is used. If it is difficult to find the location of the transport bolts on your washing machine, you need to read the manual. It specifies their location and the way of dismantling the fasteners.
The total number of locks usually does not exceed four pieces. But sometimes manufacturers limit themselves to three or two bolts.
Before using the washing machine, the transport screws must be unscrewed. You need to install them during transport.
Remove the shipping screws
Once the stylish machine is delivered to your apartment, do not hurry to put it into operation and plug it in. Let it stand at room temperature first. If all connections (water and sewage) are already in place, then you can remove the transport screws. For this you need only a wrench of proper size. Some washing machine manufacturers (Ariston, Indesit, Bosch, Electrolux, LG) have a wrench of the required size enclosed. If you don’t have a key handy, you can use pliers.
The procedure for dismantling is as follows:
- Remove all the screws with a wrench (approx. 35-40mm), but not completely, just to loosen them.
- Push the screw all the way into the machine (about 20mm deep).
- Without removing the screws, remove the rubber rings along with the plastic inserts.
In the photo you can see that after this you will have a hole in the body of the machine. To close them, the plastic plugs provided. Press down on the end cap until you hear a “click” sound, this is a signal that you have done everything correctly.
Once you have removed the fixing parts, it is not recommended to throw them away. It is better to pack them and keep them. This is to ensure that when you move to another apartment, or just in the re-transportation did not have a problem related to how to transport the washing machine without transport bolts.
Where are the fasteners and how to remove them
Some models of washing machines (LG, Ariston) are front-loading. Their transport screws are always located on the rear panel. The fasteners for vertically loaded machines (Indesit, Zanussi, Whirlpool) are located on top or behind. The kit includes 4-6 parts. Kandi miniature machines use 2-3 fasteners.
To remove the screws after transportation, you need to perform several actions in a certain sequence:
- Use a wrench to loosen the fasteners. It comes with several products: Indesit, Bosch, LG. Bolts are turned in the opposite direction to the clockwise rotation, a small effort is applied.
- The screw is pushed inside as far as it will go, about 20 mm.
- Then the plastic cylinder and rubber washer are pulled out, the screws remain in place.
- Bolts are extracted.
- The holes formed are closed with plastic plugs supplied with the washing machine. These simple details protect the inside of the product from all kinds of debris, dust and moisture.
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Useful to know! You can replace the spanner with pliers. It is impossible to do such a job with a screwdriver.
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The process of removing the transport bolts is quite simple. It is necessary to follow a certain sequence:
- two bolts are removed from the rear wall;
- remove the top cover;
- The bolts that hold the steel plate are disconnected;
- Remove the foam tab;
- top cover is returned to its place and fixed with screws.
In some brands of machines, such as Gorenje or Miele, the fastening function is performed by metal pins. They are removed with pliers.
In Gorenje models, the fastening is carried out with the help of metal pins. They can be easily removed with ordinary pliers. To do this turn the head of the pin by 90 degrees. When the protrusions match the slots made in the housing, the pins can be easily removed through the hole.
Please note! Sometimes the plastic washers slip and fall down. They can be removed from the bottom through the holes in the front panel. One is located near the drain pump filter. The second one is on the right side, where the drain hose is attached. The body of the machine may tilt slightly in different directions. The machine vibrates a lot during washing. After working the cycle, the fallen washers will be near the holes. By pulling the cap, tilting the machine a bit, they can be reached with any sharp object, such as a scrap of wire.
Fasteners, after removal from the product must be saved. They will be useful for later transportation.
What happens if the fasteners on the washing machine are not removed
Proceed to the dismantling of fixing elements should be immediately after you have connected the “washing machine” to all communications. This should be done before turning it on. If this is not done, the bearings and shock absorbers will break. After them the rest of the elements will be out of order.
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The fixed centrifuge will not absorb vibration, which will lead to heavy loads on the main parts. Especially the motor and bearings suffer from this. Other nodes are exposed to no less strain, which leads to their rapid failure. You will not be saved by partial repair of broken elements. you will have to replace them for new ones, which will cost a pretty penny.
The main signs that the shipping bolts have not been removed are:
- During rinsing and spinning the “washer” vibrates a lot, it can start to “bounce” on the floor;
- it makes a loud noise when operating, you can hear extraneous noises.
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To avoid such troubles, check the back part of the case before start-up.
Warning! If during washing you find that you forgot to remove the transport bolts, immediately stop the cycle and call the manufacturer’s hotline or service center. Specialists will assess the possible risks and damage and make recommendations for further operation of household appliances.
How to remove the transport bolts from the washing machine
Every modern washing machine is fitted with special transport screws. Their task is to fix the tank of the machine during transport. This is necessary for the safety and security of expensive equipment. The bolts are positioned so that the internal parts do not touch or bump into each other. In the end, even after long transportation, the tank and internal parts of the machine remain intact and in pristine condition.
The only problem associated with bolts is that it is necessary to remove them before using the technique. They can significantly affect both the quality of washing and the condition of the washing machine. Therefore, it is extremely important to be able to dismantle the shipping bolts after bringing the appliances to your home.
How to properly transport a washing machine?
The washing machine is a unit designed for a long period of operation, so due to various reasons during this time it may be necessary to transport the washing machine from place to place. Minor malfunctions arising in the process can sometimes be eliminated with your own hands on the spot, but in the case of a serious breakdown, transportation to the service center is inevitable. When preparing for transportation, to protect the external parts of the unit, it is necessary to take care of reliable packaging. To prevent damage to internal parts, it is worth installing the saved bolts in their place.
How to transport the washing machine without transport bolts?
It happens that it is necessary to transport the machine urgently, and transport fasteners are not available, and there is simply no time to look for them. It is possible to fix the tank without them, for this you will need soft materials, which you will need to put on all sides of the tank until it is completely immobilized. For example, you can use a rag or foam rubber. To get to the tank, you need to remove the top cover of the machine. This is easy to do, just unscrew a few screws on the back, pull the lid toward you and lift it up. Once the cover is removed, you can proceed to the above steps to fix the tank.