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Old 06-24-2011, 09:03 PM   #16
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Nope, not ceiling. I'm using incorrect language. Buzzing is coming from the light, or around the light, on the wall above the switch. It might even be coming from the switch itself but it's hard to tell as they are very close. It only happens when the light is dimmed, when it's fully on the buzzing is gone.

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Nope, not ceiling. I'm using incorrect language. Buzzing is coming from the light, or around the light, on the wall above the switch. It might even be coming from the switch itself but it's hard to tell as they are very close. It only happens when the light is dimmed, when it's fully on the buzzing is gone.
Try changing the lamp inside the fixture.
Cheaper lamps can cause a dimmer to buzz.
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if it's humming, shut the power off to the dimmer or disconnect a wire till the buzzing stops and we can talk tomorrow. yes, you need a volt meter you can read numbers on. harbor freight has them for about three dollars. a week or two ago they were giving them away as a door gift. thanks, budro
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i just read jbfan's reply. he could be right. i didn't know it was okay when on all the way. if you have a newer curly q bulb that may be your problem now. thanks, budro
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Buzzing from the switch is normal with "old" dimmer's, as in not digital. Does the buzzing go away when the light is at full brightness? Buzz's when it's dimmed?
If so it's the internal resistor built into the dimmer that's buzzing.

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