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I have cleaned out the filter and still the add a garment light flashes - I just want to get the door open to get clothes out that are inside. How can I do this?

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With the lower front panel removed and the unit unplugged you can reach up inside towards the door lock and you will feel a plastic ring pull down towards the floor and the door will unlock (thats the emergency release )..

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