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Dimmer Troubleshooting
How to Install an Electronic Dimmer

Troubleshooting
OK, so you hooked up the dimmer and it's not working correctly. Let's take a look at some problems and solutions:


Dimmer does not work

  • Dimmer Black and Blue wires are mis-wired. Reverse the wiring of the black and blue wires.
  • Air gap switch is pulled out shutting off switch.
  • Lamp is burned out.
  • Circuit breaker or fuse is tripped.
  • Use of non-dimmable CFL.
Lights Flicker
  • Lamp power is less than 40 Watts.
  • Loose wire connection(s) in switch box.
  • Bad lamp bulb connection.

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