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Paragon 4000 series timer is replaced by Intermatic T100 series:

Paragon defrost timers are shown following link:
Or choose Intermatic defrost timers:


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Paragon 4001-0G... | Answered on May 19, 2014

Contact Uni-line for replacement clock motor

Advantage 8025 mechanical timer that gives short time intervals from 1 minute to 27 minutes.

If you are using for septic tank pump, then you have 1 circuit, so you do not need the 8025 to control 3 circuits.

You can install digital timer (EH40 240Volt, or EH10 120Volt) and also get 1 minute intervals.

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Paragon 4001-0G... | Answered on Mar 23, 2013

Assuming you have Paragon 4001 40 amp 120Volt timer
By-pass the timer so only pool pump is connected to breaker.
To do this, move wire from terminal 2 and connect to terminal 1.
If breaker no longer trips, then replace timer with Intermatic T101
Crossover wiring: Paragon terminal 1 goes to Intermatic terminal 1.
Paragon terminal 2 to Intermatic terminal 2.
Paragon terminal 3 to Intermatic terminal A
If breaker keeps tripping after bypassing timer, then tighten wires on circuit breaker and test again.
If breaker keeps tripping, then move wires to another same-size breaker.
Breakers trip when they sense overheating.
If motor is causing problem, you might need electrician to track down source of overheating.

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Paragon 4001-0G... | Answered on Jun 25, 2012

Link below shows Paragon timers

8000 series manual shows 8141-00 is 120Volt:

I am not sure what the suffix b means, and there are always little differences.
The difference could be something simple like knockouts, or mounting bracket.
Wiring and operation should be same since the sell sheet doesn't list 8141-00b as different model.

Paragon 4001-0G... | Answered on Jan 11, 2011

This is a really old timer.

The link below will get you to the owners manual for this timer. Sorry I could not help you better.


Paragon 4001-0G... | Answered on Dec 26, 2010


Paragon 4001-0G... | Answered on Nov 02, 2010


Click on 'download manual' >> it is a 2-page pdf file, you need adobe reader

Paragon 4001-0G... | Answered on Sep 10, 2010

To set paragon timer: Pull large round dial straight out towards you, then rotate dial until correct time is lined up with stationary 'pointer' on front of dial

Paragon 4001-0G... | Answered on Sep 10, 2010

Setting Defrost time, Place the start pins(screw pins) in the outer dial, at the time of day- When you want defrost to start. (8am-2pm-8am-2pm) 4 hours min. between hours.
Set the Time of Day, Grasp knob marked - Turn to set. rotate, until the correct time of day. Ever timer there is a power interuption, this will ahve to be re-set.
Depress and rotate the bronze pointer on the inner dial to the length of defrost wanted, - apx 30 minutes.

Paragon 4001-0G... | Answered on Jan 22, 2009


Paragon Hardware... | Answered on Nov 07, 2020

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

Paragon Hardware... | Answered on Dec 06, 2018

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