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Removing Shipping Bolts for Front Load Washer

How to Remove the Shipping Bolts for a Whirlpool Front Load Washer

It is necessary to remove all shipping material and shipping bolts for proper operation and to avoid excessive noise from the washer.

Follow the below steps to remove the shipping bolts:

IMPORTANT: Do not plug the washer in until installation has been completed.

  1. Locate the transport bolts

Front load washer with shipping bolts

  1. Loosen bolts with a 5/8" (16 mm) wrench. Slide each bolt and spacer to the center of the hole. Pull bolts and plastic spacers from the back of the washer. Discard bolts and spacers.

shipping bolts and spacers of front load washer

Photos show the washer before and after the bolts were removed

Front load washer with shipping bolts      Front load washer with shipping bolts removed

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