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Lutron Maestro Multo Location Dimmers... I have power to all of the screws in both dimmers except for the black screw where the switch leg (lights) is connected. Help, can't figure it out

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We always need more information but here is some general info.. Use it if it fits. 3 screws on a 3 way switch. Gold color is for power line. Silver color is for light fixture and black screws are tied together between the switches. (called the traveler) Hope this helps.

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The 2 wires that are tied to each other is most likey your hot lead from the panel , the other goes to the light.Tie 1 blk dimmer wire to the 2 wires together and the other blk dimmer wire to the single in the back.Also Maestro dimmers have a small kill switch check to see that it is not off.If you work with hot leads remember don't cross your heart ( wires in both hands current passes through the body)

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Because the switches are relatively inexpensive, there aren't kits to repair them when they fail mechanically. Your best bet is to get an exact replacement from a Home Depot or such, turn off the breaker switch, and rewire it exactly as it was, using wire nuts and tape.

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The interior flood light bulbs were the new flourescent energy savers. I replaced them with incandescent and it worked with the dimmers.

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The dimmer with 4 wires is a 4-way switch, but to use it as a single switch you only need two of the wires. Use one from the top and one from the bottom. Cap off the other two wires on this switch (independently, not together). . From among the 4 wires coming from the wall you need to find the one incoming hot wire, and identify what each of the other 3 wires feeds. Temporarily cap off one of those 4 wires and connect the other three together. Turn on the breaker. If nothing lights up, the single wire is the hot wire. If two things light up, the single wire is the thing that didn't light up. Label your findings so far. Turn off power, then try other combinations until you have identified all 4 of these wires. . Your single hot wire needs to connect to one terminal on all three switches. The other 3 wires will each be connected to the remaining terminal on one of the switches. . I don't know what style your 4 way switch is, but if you find that it operates "up-side-down" (up being off and down being on), then you can remedy that. If your outgoing terminal on that switch was say, the lower left, then swap it with the lower right. . Good luck. Thanks for using FixYa! Al Kupchella

Posted on Apr 15, 2010

SOURCE: Lutron dimmers throught the house,

I have spent considerable time on the Lutron site past couple days looking at their dimmers.

Lutron has a lot of dimmer varieties. The basic breakdown is 600Watt and 1000Watt. But different dimmers control different types of lighting.
Here is the long list of Lutron dimmer manuals:
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http://www.lutron.com/Service-Support/Technical/InstallationInstructions/Pages/InstallationInstructions.aspx?syst=Dimmers+%26+Switches&prodn=Maestro%C2%AE+dimmer+%26+switch


I cannot find a specific troubleshoot manual for Lutron dimmers
So I suggest 4 things:
1) Feel the dimmer switch for heat >>> if it is getting hot (not warm), then that dimmer is dangerous, so remove dimmer immediately, add up your total bulb wattage to make sure you're below the 600 or 1000 watt capacity of you model dimmer
2) Look at the list of manuals shown at link, and make sure your dimmer matches the type of bulb you are using. Your dimmer model number and wattage should be printed on side or back of dimmer.
3) These dimmers use electronics to control the lights. Electronics go bad. The higher the wattage controlled by your dimmer, the more heat, and the shorter the dimmer life.
4) Short in the wires. Replace your dimmer with one from Home Depot and see if the condition persists. If it does, then a short is probably somewhere in that circuit. Troubleshooting a short is another long answer that needs more wiring detail ... please repost if you have a short.

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