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I am replacing an 8 year old maestro 603 master dimmer with a new one. There is one companion dimmer in the circuit.55 the old dimmer had a black, red, and blue wire but the new one has a black, brass and blue screw I have wired the house wire (black) that was on the dimmer black wire to the new black screw, the house wire (red) to the new blue screw, and the other house wire (black) to the brass screw the dimmer does not work and the led lights do not come on help wdmcdaniel@gmail.com

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Blue to Blue, black to black, red to brass. Check that out...

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

  • BoomerP Oct 13, 2010

    Agreed, the blue screw should be connected to whatever house wire the original dimmer's blue wire was connected to. Swap them around and you should be fine.

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http://www.lutron.com/TechnicalDocumentLibrary/0301106A.pdf

2) If this is new installation, then double-check your wiring and check that load matches dimmer capacity: 600 watt incandescent or halogen, which excludes CFLs apparently.
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3) I don't see MAW-600 W listed among Maestro dimmers, so I don't have that specific manual.
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4) Amazon certainly shows the MAW-600 W, in case you need a replacement.
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5) Lutron has customer service numbers:
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1-800-523-9466

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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.

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