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Old 11-22-2010, 05:43 AM   #1
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Very mild shock when I flip my light switch.

Hi. I have a switch plate that runs 3 things - our fan, and two different sets of pot lights in our ceiling - both on dimmers. I've noticed when I flip the switch on this plate, I get a tiny little shock. It also gets warm when it's been on for awhile. Are either of these things a sign of something dangerous? Thanks!
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:13 AM   #2
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Definitely not a normal condition. The aluminum plates on dimmers do get warm, since that is basically a heat sink. But shocks are a no-no. Have it checked if you don't feel confident doing it yourself.
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A shock from the switch or the plate. Switches a plastic. It is not possible to get shock other than static which is not of any concern.
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