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Old 03-13-2011, 03:26 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 03-13-2011, 04:32 PM   #2
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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?

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Old 03-13-2011, 05:24 PM   #3
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Make sure the bulbs work, most dimmers dont work without a load on it. What kind of dimmer?
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:57 PM   #4
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You can test your wiring by temporarily replacing the dimmer with a regular switch to see if the fixture works.
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:03 PM   #5
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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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