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That unit is not made any longer. I hope that you have shut off the electricity before you started working on it. You may need to remove the whole motor timer assembly from the housing in order to get the time pointer set back into position

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Paragon Industries has the manual for the Q11A Kiln on the product page: . The direct link to the manual is currently . The manual covers several models of Paragon kilns.

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Possible low battery.

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Fixya does not sell Paragon trippers.

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Yes, when the defrost cycle is running the compressor isn't. Defrost timer should run a defrost cycle twice a day. Interval is 12 hours, defrost usually takes 20 to 30 minutes. Some cycle the compressor backwards slowly to warm the evaporator and melt the frost faster. I had a commercial walk in freezer that defrosted every 2 hours and had an evaporator heater element. The timer switches off the compressor and turns on the heater.

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As a plumber, I would say you are better of getting rid of the timer. You aren't saving yourself much money at all using it, we're talking $50 a year at most. They usually wind up causing more trouble than they are worth.

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Is this a used timer?
8141-00 is 120 volt timer.
Is your 120 volt Hot wire on terminal 3 and Neutral on terminal X?
Test across 3 and x for 120 volt.

Don't buy used defrost timers... they always look good when you inspect, but never work when connected... that's why the timer was taken out of service and sold as used timer.
Save the old trippers for use on new timer.


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One of my first questions is has it worked at all.? If not, probably the wiring is backwards. They generally are good timers. If it has, you may have the power leg to it tripped. Turn off both legs and then back on. This should take care of it. Next , probably the motor. Get a whole new timer. Not worth the savings and effort to fool with it.

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If it is an electromechanical timer, the drive motor probably is failing. Disconnect it from the power source.

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