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Old 06-12-18, 03:02 PM
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Well here is a new one... what is a dryer "pogo bar?"

I have this Whirlpool Duet dryer... it is working fine... it has some extra features, such as the ability to hook up water for steam. I don't have it hooked up for that. It came with this house... I have not bothered adding more connections.

OK, here is the odd part... there is this thing on the front of the dryer that all this time I thought was a button... only it isn't. I bumped against it today and it just popped out. It is a long rod.

I looked up the instructions on line... and it isn't even shown in the front diagram... where it is. It IS in the parts diagram.
https://usermanual.wiki/Whirlpool/Wh...1450738074.pdf See Item 46, page three. It is called "Pogo Bar Assembly."

There is no mention of it in the operation manual, nor is it even shown in the front panel view. https://partselectcom.azureedge.net/...0858997B4B.pdf

I have the original manual... it isn't there either. It is like some unlabeled, unmentioned feature. Weird.

As near as I can guess, it is a bar to hang clothes on as you take them out of the dryer. But that is a pure guess on my part. Anyone have any other ideas? Ever see one of these?

Oh, how it works... it is a big gray button, just sits there, no label. You push it in and it springs out... and you can extend it about 18 inches. It is about the diameter of a somewhat narrow closet bar, and it feels somewhat robust, and doesn't appear to have any other function. You push it back in and it clicks in and stays there... unless you push it again.... sort of like an SD card in a camera.
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Old 06-12-18, 05:11 PM
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Sounds like one of those fancy automatic sliding cup holders that used to come with desktop PCs. For some reason I could never figure out they were labeled "CD" or "DVD". Beats me. Never worked with my coffee mugs. It's like they were designed only for travel cups, which doesn't make sense on a desktop PC.
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Old 06-12-18, 05:35 PM
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Whirlpool Duet manual, page 8

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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Oh, how it works... it is a big gray button, just sits there, no label. You push it in and it springs out... and you can extend it about 18 inches. It is about the diameter of a somewhat narrow closet bar, and it feels somewhat robust, and doesn't appear to have any other function. You push it back in and it clicks in and stays there... unless you push it again.... sort of like an SD card in a camera.
Keep playing with it and something may happen.
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Old 06-13-18, 06:13 AM
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Originally Posted by DrIsotope View Post
Excellent!

And yet odd... as it shows up in a different model number than the one I have, and still doesn't show up in the front panel diagram in the manual you posted... it's as if they added page 8 after realizing they forgot to document this feature.

Also I have the original manual... there is no documentation like this on any page 8.

But indeed, this does appear to be just what your manual says.

Of course this IS a rev b manual.

Hey, bottom line, thanks for finding this, and confirming what I thought it might be.

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My kids would break that in... .03 seconds.
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That's not for hanging clothes. It's for cat toys.

Or alternatively, they could've at least put a bottle opener on the end of it. #theyhadonejob
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That's not for hanging clothes. It's for cat toys.

Or alternatively, they could've at least put a bottle opener on the end of it. #theyhadonejob
Ironically, I use part of the laundry room for my brew processing... It has a deep sink and is on the same floor as my fermentation area (cool garage), so the sink is where I do my cleaning and prepare my sanitation solution. I like keeping the brew process on the same floor, so I am not schlepping 40 pounds of sweet wort up and down stairs.

The bottle opener is in the garage, next to my hop/beer fridge.

One of these days I'm gonna replace that deep sink with a deeper sink, and a long lab type faucet... So I can wash the fermenter in there too. (it's too tall to fit)
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
I thought ..
Who is @no_motor'?s buddy?
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That's not for hanging clothes. It's for cat toys.
Does your dryer have hamster mode? Just toss the cat in (temperature off), and turn it on?
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Isn't the POGO the thing that kids bounce around on?

Entertainment during the wash?
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That's not a Pogo, mate. This is a Pogo.

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And a simple thread goes down the path of strange... yet again...

Hey, it served it's purpose, I got my answer... so anything more... is uh, just blown electrons.
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Just toss the cat in ?
My folks had a wash/dry front loading combo Machine, the cat volunteered,

liking the warm freshly washed & dried clothes, was still in there with the next load..

catching it to wash off the detergent was amusing..

Odd noise from it, tumbling, and being a black cat & load of white sheets ..

was a clue as to what happened..

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Who is @no_motor'?s buddy?
Even I don't remember. But I know that rod needs a bottle opener on the end.
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Originally Posted by skijor View Post
That's not for hanging clothes. It's for cat toys.

Or alternatively, they could've at least put a bottle opener on the end of it. #theyhadonejob
I'm always suspicious of tools that could incorporate a bottle opener but don't.
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Keep playing with it and something may happen.
+1 I followed this advice with a retractable rod I found on my body, and was very pleasured by the results
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+1 I followed this advice with a retractable rod I found on my body, and was very pleasured by the results
What....??? you hang clothes on it? Strange.
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