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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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Troubleshoot section of manual does not show any solution for LED malfunction.
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Hello.
Had this problem my self a while back, here's what I found out. Firstly, it may simply be the switch is faulty. If this was a new install, take it back and try another. But before that, get all relevant information about the lights you are dimming. Here's why: Some light fixtures are incompatible with dimmers. They may dim - but not properly. Some lights/fixtures require specific dimmers to be used: incandescent or not, total wattage in fixture, and so on. Having this information may save you a trip if it's actually not the switch. Good luck.

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Change device with other 3-way switch.
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