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Post# 1020472   1/7/2019 at 18:10 (191 days old) by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Finally after forever I get around to sorting out this Neptune with gas dryer.
So much time has intervened I have for gotten a thing or two...like this here green plastic string thing.
Where is it meant to terminate?
Thanks in advance...


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Post# 1020473 , Reply# 1   1/7/2019 at 18:13 (191 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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that's the manual door release

Post# 1020475 , Reply# 2   1/7/2019 at 18:17 (191 days old) by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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For when the cycle is running still I guess...
Where is it meant to live?

This is my second Neptune I have had. Both have age so well by the time I got them, this one is 15 years old but most all the components and surfaces seem so fresh.


Post# 1020485 , Reply# 3   1/7/2019 at 18:52 (191 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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usually its tucked under the upper access panel.....


if the machine fails in some way, or loses power, you can still pop open the door...


all Neptunes have them....


now that you mention it, I don't know of any other FLer or machine with a lid lock offering a manual release...could explain how door latches get broken...


Post# 1020487 , Reply# 4   1/7/2019 at 19:00 (191 days old) by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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Many WP Duets, or at least the model my aunt has (and Appnut's should also have it), have a manual release by removing the top panel and reaching down to pull a tab on the lock mechanism.


Post# 1020490 , Reply# 5   1/7/2019 at 19:16 (191 days old) by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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I can open the Neptune now and its not plugged in...so no power.
This Miele has one behind the little door on the lower left.


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Post# 1020492 , Reply# 6   1/7/2019 at 19:27 (191 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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good to know for the future.....and hope a dryer is not stacked on top.....


but how many people don't know its there, or what its for...or learn about it AFTER they rip the door off!


Post# 1020515 , Reply# 7   1/8/2019 at 03:21 (191 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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Yeah, same for my Miele.  The Asko has a small slit beside the door latch...stick a thin screwdriver or knife in there and push down...door pops open.  You can barely see it in the pic.


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Post# 1020521 , Reply# 8   1/8/2019 at 07:36 (191 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Door Release On German WP Built FL Washers

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Is more easily reached by removing the lower front panel, the release tab is on the bottom of the door lock assembly, you just pull down and the door pops open.


Post# 1020531 , Reply# 9   1/8/2019 at 09:45 (190 days old) by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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Aunt Rita's DD Duet (Alpha?) doesn't have a toe kick panel.


Post# 1020541 , Reply# 10   1/8/2019 at 10:14 (190 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        

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Hi Glen, Aunt Rita's Duet isn't built in Germany, My comment was about the original WP built machines only.

John L.


Post# 1020552 , Reply# 11   1/8/2019 at 12:16 (190 days old) by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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Yes, I know but other people reading the discussion may not so I added the clarification. :-)





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