20 Most Recent Leviton Illuminated Decora-Style White Wall Switch Questions & Answers

there should be two wires coming from switch both black you should hook up the hot wire to one the other to the light it self. if there hooked up right then the switch would be bad if you have a volt tester this will tell if you have a hot wire or not , good luck

Leviton... | Answered on Sep 08, 2011

Sounds like a problem with the fixture, not the switch. I'd say replace the ballast, or just replace the whole fixture.

Leviton... | Answered on May 08, 2011

Replace it. They fail and and that is not uncommon. good luck

Leviton... | Answered on May 20, 2018

red never connects to black as that is power to neutral if wired correctly
get in a qualified electrician to check the wiring and help you install the unit

Leviton... | Answered on May 01, 2018

yes, take the white wires off the switches and splice them all together with a wire nut. Run a hot wire to each of the switches and then run the switch leg (black) from each of the fixtures to be controlled to each of the dimmers.

Leviton... | Answered on Dec 18, 2017

If the two load screws are connected with a tab that is the power in side. The color wires are the load.

Leviton... | Answered on Nov 03, 2017

Seems to be a common problem, you're not alone ( read amazon 1 star reviews). They are $22.00 so you will to dispose of it, if
Leviton will not warranty it.

Leviton... | Answered on Oct 27, 2017

the 5641 is a dual switch for three way and single pole. If you want the switches to operate the CF. Connect the power to one of the two screws on the right side as you face the switch. then connect one wire to the screw on the bottom left side. connect the other screw to one of the two screws on the top left. This assumes the Red and Black you mentioned are the switch legs going to the CF.

Leviton... | Answered on May 01, 2017

You need to verify if there are two wires coming to the wall switch from the receptacle. One should be power in, the other should be power out to the receptacle.

Leviton... | Answered on May 01, 2017

Your description doesn't explain the circuit, the function of the wires or how the switch controls the outlet and whether the switch is a single pole or two-pole switch. Without such details it is difficult to visualise the circuit.

I advise before you go further to test the sensor in a known good and correctly wired outlet using a length of cable and a suitable plug for the outlet. It is possible the unit is faulty. If it functions correctly on test you will need to understand the circuit and the function of the wires before you rewire it to assure success.

Leviton... | Answered on Apr 18, 2016

You MUST to interrupt the circuit between the the power source and the lamps. The switch is in series with the lamps that are in parallel as shown below:


Leviton... | Answered on Nov 12, 2015

The lower priced dimmers are only rated for 400 Watts. If your switch is controlling more than 400 Watts, then you have a problem--with a potential fire waiting to happen. Add up the wattage of each light bulb you are controlling with the switch to determine if you have less or more than 400 Watts. They do make dimmers rated for up to 1000 Watts.

If the problem isn't wattage, I suspect you may be using your dimmer to control a motor (like a ceiling fan motor). If this is the case, you have the wrong kind of switch: one designed for lighting, not motors. They do make dimmers designed for motors; they don't buzz when you dial them down.

Leviton... | Answered on Feb 04, 2015

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