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Leviton slide dimmer switch w/locator light light comes on but doesnt dim

I just bought this dimmer switch today and installed it- its in the dining rm, a 3 way switch on one side and this dimmer switch on the other side- connected to a dining rm light, both switches turn it on and off, but it will not dim, just flickers a little when the dimmer is slid

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What sort of light is it , dimmer switches normally only work on Incandescent type lights not flourescent type.

Otherwise it sounds as if the dimmer function is faulty.

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