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Flickering I have six low wattage (15 W dimmable flourescent) lights on dimmer in my kitchen, I think they are well below the amperage for the circuit, but the light flicker, go out and come back on. Should I replace the dimmer ?

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#1 cause is a bad lamp,try changing that 1st, 2nd if they are two lamp fixtues you ballast could be going bad/or is. Another solution could be you have a loose common/neutral which is normally the white wire @ the light itself of if it is junctioned @ your switch. I would check those items befor spending the money for a new switch. hope this helps.

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