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SOURCE: installing a 3 way rotary dimmer

You should have just two wires for dimmer.
One goes to the black going to the light.
The other goes to the power coming in.
If you took off regular switch, Just disconnect the wires and put back the same as it was.,

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SOURCE: I installed a single pole rotary dimmer in my

Rotary dimmers are not normally suitable for fan control plus not all types of lamps are dimmable , so used wrongly a dimmer could catch fire.
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I installed a single pole rotary dimmer in my dinning room about a year ago. It controls a fan and a dimmer 4 bulb lamp. I used this fixture maybe once or twice a week, and only occasional times we used...


Rotary dimmers are not normally suitable for fan control plus not all types of lamps are dimmable , so used wrongly a dimmer could catch fire.
Steve

Nov 07, 2011 | Electrical Supplies

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I will really like a diagram of you product. Im having some troubles using it. Its about your Lutron FD-12-IV Rotary fluorescent Dimmer for Use with Magnetic Ballasts.


Since the product is as old as it is, I can't find instruction sheets for it on-line anymore. Your best bet is to call the manufacturer directly. They're at 1-800-523-9466 - its available 24/7 and can help you out than an online forum like this ever could.

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I bought a MAW-603 with an accessory dimmer to be placed in a 4 way circuit. I followed the instruction on how to connect the accessory dimmer in the 4 way switch location but doesn't work. When I leave...


You are saying that you have a "4-way circuit". That means that you originally had two 3-way switches and at least one 4-way switch. ALL existing mechanical switches _must_ to be replaced with electronic dimmers in order for things to work correctly. You must have only _one_ master dimmer (MA-600) located wherever you desire. All of the other switch locations must be companion dimmers (MA-R)., NOT mechanical switches.

The MAW-603-RH comes with a master dimmer and one companion dimmer, so I suspect that you need to install one more companion dimmer.

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Have a thyrocon dimmer, says on the bottom, 0180, also 600 w single gang, 500 w two gang, and 400 w three gang, 120 ac volt, the top that turns the dimmer on and off broke, went to Lowe's and Home Depot,...


http://www.lutron.com/Products/StandAloneControls/Dimmers-Switches/Pages/DimmersSwitches.aspx

Lutron shows widest selection of dimmers.
The wattages you posted are standard for multiple dimmers.

Once you identify type of dimmer, add a comment and say if dimmer is single-pole or 3-way.
A 3-way dimmer would be in a hallway, where more than 1 device controls same lights.
Single pole is where one device controls lights.

If I know what dimmer you have, I can search for the product and add another comment.

Or search for yourself:
For example, let's say you have 3-way Skylark dimmer.
Do a google search for 3-way skylark dimmer:
http://www.google.com/search?q=3-way+skylark+dimmer&ie=u
Or 3-way rotary dimmer, etc.

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My rotary dimmer doesn't switch 3-ways. I have to push the dimmer button to "on", then I can use the other switch to turn on/off.


You posted under Leviton rotary dimmer.
Lutron and Leviton have many 3-way dimmer styles, and both make 3-way rotary dimmers.

I remember years ago replacing 3-way switches with dimmers and having same experience as you. One dimmer has to be ON for the other dimmer to dim.

Later I learned when you replace both 3-way switches with dimmers, you buy a control-and-companion dimmer set. One dimmer is main, and it lets you dim from both locations. The two dimmers communicate with each other electronically. Buy these dimmers at lighting store that specializes in fixtures and dimmers. Ask for most experienced salesperson.

I checked to see if rotary dimmers are made in the companion set. And neither Leviton or Lutron show 3-way companion set rotary dimmers.

1) Leviton spec sheet on rotary 3-way dimmers does not show companion dimmer. This indicates that Leviton rotary dimmers don't have capability of communicating with each other.

2) Lutron has image of 3-way rotary dimmers.
Image shows single rotary dimmer in 3-way & 4-way circuit.
This tells me that Lutron does not have companion dimmer for 3-way rotary dimmer.
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The dimmer switch will turn on and off but wont dim the lights on a chandelier. model 6681-w. tried 2 different ones with the same results.


The Leviton 6681 is a push-button rotary-type incandescent dimmer with 600Watt capacity
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If you have incandescent bulbs, the dimmer should work.
If the dimmer has different color wires, try reversing the wires.
If the dimmer replaced a 3-way switch, then this is not the right dimmer.
If you have compact florescent bulbs, you need a dimmer that also dims florescent.

http://www.google.com/products/catalog
Link shows the Leviton 6673 incandescent and florescent dimmer

But you also need dimmable compact florescent bulbs.
http://www.amazon.com/DIMMABLE-COMPACT-FLUORESCENT-LIGHT-SPIRAL/dp/B0014B84ZM

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I just purchased 2 of these dimmers from ebay but they do not have the instructions. Both are exactly alike and have 2 wires. How do they install?


You posted under Pass and Seymour rotary dimmer that has two wires.

If your dimmer is like other rotary dimmers, it has a black and red wire.
Or it has 2 black wires.

If your switch has 3 wires, then the dimmer will not work.
If your switch has 2 wires:
Probably both switch wires are black.
One of these wires goes to Load (lights)
The other wire is Hot from breaker box

If dimmer has 2 black wires, they connect to either wire from switch.

If dimmer has black and red wires,
> dimmer-black connects to Hot from breaker
> dimmer red connects to Load
> green (if available) goes to bare copper wire

Recommendation:
If you do not know which wire is Hot from breaker, simply hook up dimmer and see if it works.
If it doesn't, then reverse the wires.

If this information does not fit your specific dimmer, please answer back with more details and we'll get it working.

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Installing a 3 way rotary dimmer


You should have just two wires for dimmer.
One goes to the black going to the light.
The other goes to the power coming in.
If you took off regular switch, Just disconnect the wires and put back the same as it was.,

Nov 27, 2008 | Rotary Pass & Seymour / Legrand 90603 600W...

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Instruction manual


there is no much of anything can go wrong, if you can do electric. 2 wires and push on knob.
in any case, here is the link for installatio guide from Lutron
http://www.lutron.com/CMS400/techinfopage.aspx?id=22163

good luck

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