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I WANT TO BYPASS THE DEFROST MODE IN MODEL 8145-20

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Anonymous

Unsure what you are trying to do.
Open following link to see how this timer works and how to wire it.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Paragon-timers-and-manuals.html#8145

If you want to by-pass defrost cycle, remove trippers from dial and timer will not enter defrost state.
Or remove wire that is connected to terminal 3.

Posted on Oct 08, 2011

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