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DebbieLook 03-13-2011 04:26 PM

Dimmer switch not working
 
We installed a new light fixture and the dimmer switch which was working no longer works. Is there a special way to hook up the new light fixture to the ceiling housing unit.

secutanudu 03-13-2011 05:32 PM

What kind of bulbs are in the fixture? Does the dimmer turn the light on/off and just not dim, or does the light not turn on at all?

killadelphia 03-13-2011 06:24 PM

Make sure the bulbs work, most dimmers dont work without a load on it. What kind of dimmer?

Jim Port 03-13-2011 08:57 PM

You can test your wiring by temporarily replacing the dimmer with a regular switch to see if the fixture works.

killadelphia 03-13-2011 09:03 PM

That works also^. If no extra switch is available you can wire nut the feed and.switch leg together. That also will show if the light works


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