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Dimmer switch seems to be broken as of yesterday. cant get light to turn on, by using dimmer or push switch. want to pull plate to compare. Little on/off switch at bottom won't initiate light

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  • Al Kupchella
    Al Kupchella Aug 25, 2010

    I can't tell what you want to know. Are you asking how to remove the plate or what?

  • rcrozier599 Aug 25, 2010

    yes at least I could see what if anything I could fix

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I haven't used this one and I couldn't see anything specific on the Lutron site about how these plates attach, but if there are no visible screws they have to just snap on and snap off. I can't believe they would have any luck selling a product that required special tools to remove the wall plate good luck, Al K

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