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Light dimmer "switch" location on what? Dash lights of a car? A commercial movie theater? What are you talking about?

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Locator Light not working on leviton 6633-pl

6633-pl is single-pole and 3-way dimmer made for max 600 watt incandescent or halogen load. This dimmer does not work for CFL or inductive loads such as motor.

I have no idea what a 'locator light' is?? Do you mean the LED indicator that shows when power is connected?

Troubleshoot section of manual does not show any solution for LED malfunction.
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Can I replace a leviton dimmer light switch that has two black wires with a GE dimmer light switch that has two black and one green wire?

Thank you for contacting FixYa with your electrical inquiry.
Yes! Both units are interchangeable.
The green wire is a ground and the box under the cover plate has a ground screw or provision for attaching the green ground wire. The two black will go to the existing leads. Usually screw on wire nuts are included in the new GE Dimmer Switch to make installation simple.
For safety be sure to trip the circuit breaker effecting that light circuit. It's usually located in the load center in the garage and should be well labeled by code requirements.
Hope this helps. Please keep us updated and remember to rate this answer.

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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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I installed a 3pole dimmer to control a light i put in place of my ceiling fan. The problems is now is that the dimmer is controlling the other electrical outlets in the room.

This is not something that can be easily diagnosed over forums like this, because you've got a lot of possibilities for how this is wired in your home and you didn't provide that much detail. Specifically, why a 3-way device, is there another 3-pole switch in the circuit? Also, did this replace a standard light swtich, and did that light switch also control the receptacles? Another warning, if this is a standard dimmer used for lighting - please don't use on a fan load - standard dimmers don't always account for the possibility of saturating magnetic motor loads or taking out the dimmer if the fan gets locked up - that can legitimately be a safety issue.

All that said, I'll give it a shot...

I suspect that in the box (or in the other 3-way location if there is one) that there are three connections - one that gets power from the breaker, one that delivers power to the fan, and one that delivers power to the receptacles. The power coming from the breaker and going to the receptacles should be tied together and both connected to one screw of the dimmer - the remaining connection for the fan should be connected to another screw of the dimmer. It sounds like what you did was you tied the receptacle wire and the fan wire together. Again, I'm having a hard time describing in more detail than this, mainly because you mentioned the 3-way. So if you need more help, I suggest claifiying:
- What type of circuit is it (how many light switches)
- How many sets of wire are coming through the electrical box at each location?

Good luck.

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I just installed a Leviton IP106 Illumatech dimmer switch. It was replacing my existing rotary dimmer switch. The switch is a 3-way wiring job, with another 3-way toggle switch (no dimmer) on the other...

The Leviton IP106 Illumatech dimmer switch must be installed at the switch location where the hot feed exists. From your description your hot feed is at the regular 3-way switch location. Swap locations.

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I am installing a 3-way dimmer switch. The installation instructions only describe placing the switch at the location that has always has 120 volts. Is it possible to install the 3-way dimmer switch at...

Yes. The dimmer can be installed at either location - I think the instructions only describe the one location just to attempt to keep it simple.

To connect it at the other location, use the instructions you have, except where it says to connect to the house-wire that has 120-volts on it (connected to the breaker), instead, connect it to the house-wire running to the light fixture.

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3 way switch and dimmer. Switch and dimmer both turn light on and off. However dimmer does not dim the light. Dmmer had performed properly until replaced light (did not change dimmer or swith wiring only...

Please describe the old light fixture and the new light fixture. If the new light fixture is fluorescent, then using a dimmer with it won't work and is a fire hazard - unless you have a specially designed ballast which is designed to be used with a standard dimmer. If that is what you have, then the ballast in your new fixture is bad.

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Leviton Dimmer Switch wiring and ceiling wiring for new kitchen table light fixture

I recently purchased a Leviton Dimmer switch which has a brown lead. This switch is to replace 1 of 2, 3 way switches that control the ceiling light in my kitchen. My problem is the new dimmer switch has 4 leads including a brown one which has me confused. I have installed and replaced numerous dimmer switches without difficulty. Please help.

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

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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