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Old 08-25-2012, 06:39 AM   #1
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Ive connected red wire to live. Black to neutral, earth to separate housing. Lights come on and off from fuse box but not from dimmer switch on wall.Ive bought new switch but same problem. Grrrrrr. What is going wrong?

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Oh, I don't know. Let me think.

What are your wire colors and where do they either come from or go to?

Red wire comes from where and goes to where?
Black wire comes from where and goes to where?

What is the IKEA light fixture catalog number?

Is it possible your type of light does not support a dimmer function?

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The black connected to the neutral scares me. Take a picture of what's there
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what did the instructions with the light say?
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Ive connected red wire to live. Black to neutral, earth to separate housing. Lights come on and off from fuse box but not from dimmer switch on wall.Ive bought new switch but same problem. Grrrrrr. What is going wrong?
PLEASE hire an electrician before something bad happens.
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