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Old 07-31-2009, 07:52 PM   #1
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Replacing dimmer switch with regular switch?


I went to go replace a dimmer switch with a regular switch turned on the power but the lights did not come back on. There are two lights that the old dimmer switch fed and the switch I put in was a 1pole could this be the problem. Or are there only certain lights that will only work with dimmer switches and not with 1 pole switches.

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Replacing dimmer switch with regular switch?


Remove the switch and connect/wirenut the hot and light legs (the two wires you connected to the switch) together to see if light works...

You might have a bad switch, and that can happen to anyone.

I would do that for starters if you don't have a tester to check for continuity between the two wires. Have you checked the breaker to make sure it is on or not tripped? ...

I am assuming you have no testers.

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Replacing dimmer switch with regular switch?


If you replaced a 3 way switch with a regular dimmer, there would be issues.
Is that what you did?
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