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How to Wire Hunter Ceiling Fan to Dual Slider Switch

I need some help with how to wire my Hunter ceiling fan/light so that they both work off of a dual slider switch. Fan box Dual gray wires - neutral Dual blue wires - hot Pink wire - light slider ...
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LED MR16 Flickers - sometimes

I have connected my MR16 bulbs as shown below. Bulb flickers sometime and I don't see a pattern on flickering. I saw flickering when I just connected one driver with two bulbs as well. What could be ...
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Kasa smart switch two red wire and one yellow wire

Two red wire one yellow wire Hi I try to replace the old switch to the kasa smart switch , the old one has two red wire and one yellow wire , there is another switch control the same light , my ...
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Ceiling fan light turns off when i pull the fan cord to adjust fan speeds

Intermittent issue. Ceiling fan lights turn off when I pull the fan cord to adjust speeds. When this happens the only way to turn the Ceiling fan lights back on is to flick the wall switch off and ...
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Adding a dimmer switch for led cabinet lights to existing circuit

I have a single light switch that controls the overhead lights in my kitchen. I want to install new LED strip for my kitchen cabinets and have them controlled from a new dimmer switch next to the ...
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Dimmer Switch in 3 Gang Box

Quick question from a beginner. Trying to install 2 dimmer switches in this 3 gang box. In the picture, you'll see that I connected the positive and neutral already to the first dimmer switch. The ...
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Dimmer switch: not enough wires?

This has been a great site over the years, thank you. Now it’s my turn to post a question. I did see some similar questions as mine; however, s/he used a different switch so I’m not sure if the answer ...
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Using "dumb" fan control switch as a remote

I have a standard 3-speed fan and dimmable light bulb that I would like to control independently using this specific "dumb" switch, with two independent dimmers for the fan speed and light ...
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Dimmer wired to 2 lights and half wall outlet

I am pretty comfortable with wiring in a DIY sense but this has me stumped. We have two ceiling fans, each with a light set. At one end of the room is a standard toggle for turning fan lights off/on....
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Converted dimmers causing circuit issues

A friend of mine called me over to help with an issue he had and I couldn’t help. He currently has a ceiling fan and two lights on the same circuit (possibly more). The two lights are controlled by ...
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Is this LED light fixture compatible with a dimmer switch? (Photo attached)

I have three of these recessed LED light fixtures on the ceiling of my apartment kitchen (Virginia, USA, brand new construction). All three lights are controlled by one switch. They are extremely ...
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Variable speed brushless sander causing some LED lights to dim

I have a variable speed brushless sander (Festool ETS EC 150/5) that causes flickering/dimming issues with my dimmable overhead kitchen lights. The bulbs are 6x Philips Ultra Definition BR30 (7.5W ...
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How to fix flickering appliance LED lighting that is wired in series with a diode for dimming?

I have a KitchenAid 48-inch range hood liner for custom range hoods. Overall, it's a decent appliance, and I like it. It's advertised (on the linked page and others) as coming with "Four LED ...
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Wiring dimmer switches in 12V DC circuit with LEDs?

I'm installing some LEDs in my RV that I want to operate via dimmer switches, and would like some help validating that I've installed the dimmers switches in the circuits correctly. Please see the ...
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Will a continuity tester or ohm test work to test if a 3-way dimmer switch is faulty?

I bought a Lutron TGCL-153PH-WH 3-way dimmer switch, and I have been having trouble with my three-way wiring. I decided to see if my 3-way switch was faulty, and I conducted an ohm test with my multi-...
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Issue with Neutral Wire grouping to install Kasa Smart Dimmer

I want to make it clear that I am a complete and utter novice and know next to nothing about electrical wiring, I just about have a grasp of the basics. I've wired up a lot of other smart switches in ...
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Identifying which is neutral in 3-way wiring

I am doing a kitchen remodel that involves some rewiring. I am wiring a 3-way light switch, and my wiring diagram looks like the following drawing: However, the light does not turn on in all 4 ...
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How do I fix my 3-way light to work with my Ring floodlight cam and my dining room dimmer switch

When I moved in, an indoor 3-way light switch existed. One to turn on overhead fan, one for the dining room light & one for backyard porch light. My handyman replaced my porch light with a Ring ...
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Adding a dimmer switch [closed]

I bought a dimmer switch that is digital and it is a remote switch. Come to find out you need a master switch to run two dimmer switches to one light. The only way to get the master switch is to buy ...
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Replacing dimmer light switch...new switch doesn't seem to have enough wires

2002 light switch with dimmer next to fan switch (separate). Bought new lutron switch and looking at directions for single pole/3 doesn't make sense. Have pics of existing dimmer switch. 2 black wires ...
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Why isn't this recessed light working?

I have 9 HALO (HLBSL6099FS35-4PK) LED recessed lights on an Eaton Universal dimmer switch. When I turn the switch on, 8 of the 9 lights turn on. Power flows from the switch, through the 8 working ...
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How to replace outlet and switch combo with GFCI and dimmer where two white wires were going into outlet?

I have an outlet and light switch combo box in a bathroom that I’d like to upgrade to a dimmer switch and a GFCI outlet. The dimmer switch replacement works fine, but there are two white cables and ...
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Change On/Off switch for a dimmer on a daisy chain

Can I change this simple on/off lightn switch for a dimmer? The dimmer has the same screws on the side. The breaker for this light switch feed multiple outlets. If I'm not mistaken, it is a daisy ...
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LED dimmer switch

I have removed an old dimmer switch to find 3 black wires and 3 red wires. The black wires were connected together as per the photo. The single red wire was in L1 and 2 red wires were in L2. I tried ...
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What is the third group of wires in the switch box?

I'm trying to replace a light switch with a dimmer. According to a Youtube tutorial and the installation instructions, I am expecting two black wires: one for load and one for hot. There should be two ...
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Motion (vacancy) sensor 3-way with dimmer switch other end

I’ve wired a Lutron MS-VPS5M (vacancy, supports 3-way wiring) switch to the inside of a walk-in closet, so it will turn off 5 min after someone departs the closet. I’ve also wired 3-way dimmer switch ...
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How to replace single switch with two black wires?

This switch is connected to my dining room (there is only 1 switch for the dining room) and I would like to replace it with a Lutron Sunnata dimming switch: The black wire connected to the "...
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How should I remedy a ground wire in a switch box which was burnt by a short?

I was replacing a light switch with a dimmer on a 3way pole. Installed last night and it worked fine except a very low hum. I attempted to “fix” the hum by pulling it out today. I turned off the ...
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Want to replace dimmer switch with smart switch. I think I have a 3 way dimmer?

I have a dimmer switch and a regular switch in two different locations. Both control one set of lights. Is this called a 3 way dimmer switch? The 3 way dimmer switch is the master and the regular ...
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Disable dimmer function and leave on off function

I have this dual dimmer in my bedroom controlling two ceiling lamps. One of the lamps and dimmer never worked by the way. The working ceiling lamp, led light bulbs flicker even at maximum strengtht. ...
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LED ceiling light flashes when another light is turned on

I have a circuit with 3 Leviton smart dimmer switches that control 3 different LED ceiling lights, 1 on/off bathroom fan, and 1 on/off LED light. Whenever the 1 on/off LED light is turned on, 1 and ...
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dimmer with neutral wire (not a smart dimmer)

I have a Lutron Diva dimmer, gray color, that was installed by a manufacturer in 2016 to operate some [fancy expensive] LED ceiling lights. this dimmer is not a smart dimmer, has no light to it, but ...
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Is it required to connect ground wire to light switch?

I'm installing a new rocker light switch. When I removed the old light switch I noticed that the ground wire was not connected. I also noticed that the other switch for the fan also does not have the ...
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Can a 4 wire dimmer lamp be installed with 3 wires?

I'm sorry about not knowing the terminology/what exactly is going on but our maintenance worker told us we can't install our ceiling lamp with a dimmer switch and I just wanted to check on here to see ...
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How can I identify dimmable lights that will work as dimmable with my dimmer lamp?

I have a lamp with a dimmer switch (which I believe was made to dim incandescent lights), and I've tried a couple of LED bulbs labeled as dimmable with it, and without exception they go from off to ...
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Seeking Help Finding A Dimmer Switch and Setting It Up

I have a 3 way light switch set up for my basement lights. I have a single light switch in the basement that controls all the lights in basement. At the top of the stairs going down to the basement is ...
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Possible to covert normal switch to three way?

I'm in the middle of a home renovation project (not doing it myself) and I purchased some nice brass light switches for my office. There are two places in the room where we have switches and they are ...
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Bypass remote control and connect harbor breeze to wall switch with fan speed and light control

I had to replace my patio ceiling fan. The replacement unit came with a remote control, which I did not notice until installation time. I installed a wall switch for the previous fan which controlled:...
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Manufactured home - toggle to dimmer

We are trying to replace our original toggle switch in the kitchen of our manufactured home to a dimmer switch. The original switch had a self-contained box with three bundles of wire feeding in. Each ...
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Dimmable light forgets it's settings when turned off

I've bough these lamps: lamp 1, lamp 2 After turning the light off with the switch, not the remote control, my lamp forgets it's color, brightness settings. Plus it turns on with a random ...
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Replacing a ceiling fan where old fan and box have extra white wire

I am replacing an old ceiling fan (with light) installed by the previous owners. When I removed the old unit, I noticed that both the ceiling box and the old fan had an extra white wire that I wasn't ...
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replacing living room light switch with dimmer

my living room ceiling light switch has this pattern there are 2 black wires that come in and out. the switch itself has 2 points where these black wires can be connected Here is how the target ...
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Lutron Sunnata LED+ Dimmer on 4-way Mutli switch delays other switches on by 2 seconds

I have a 3 switches - I replaced one of the auxiliary switches with the dimmer switch and while it works perfectly fine from that switch, the other 2 switches now have a delay when you turn on the ...
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Will the dimmer switch on a 40 year old lamp work with “dimmable LEDs”?

I have a number of Midcentury and later lamps that switch on and off with a knob on the fixture: turn it one way for on, turn it back for off, and dim or brighten the light by turning it. Every ...
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How do I properly wire the replacement dimmer switch when the box has more wires than expected for single pole

I thought my over head light switch only controlled my overhead light. It is a dimmer switch that no longer dims so I want to replace it with a dimmer that will function. When I removed the wall plate ...
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Dimmer light switch - smell & yellow foam

A tenant reported flickering batheroom LED lights on a dimmer switch. Dimmer was making crackling sound, hot and smell. They disabled mains to prevent any further issue. Opening the dimmer case is a ...
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Does it matter which traveler wire goes to which brass screw on a 3-way dimmer?

I replaced a dimmer switch that controls an overhead light in my kitchen. The switch would only turn the light on and off (no dimming capabilities although it was a dimmer switch) The previous owner ...
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How to connect this standard switch [duplicate]

I have a dimmer switch that I am replacing with a standard switch. The original dimmer only has two black wires coming out of it (pre-1996) and inside the box were two black wires tied to one of the ...
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Circuit Tripping Immediately after replacing three way dimmer

Upgraded a dimmer to be compatible with future LED lights. The old was a three way dimmer but it had no ground wire and no markings. I BELIEVE I found the common and wired this to the appropriately ...
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Wiring smart switches

I'm trying to replace 2 conventional on/off light switches with smart dimmer switches. This is what the wiring looks like. The middle black is live. The black wire on the left was the load line ...
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