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Post# 1020472   1/7/2019 at 18:10 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 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 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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that's the manual door release

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

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I can open the Neptune now and itís not plugged 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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