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I want to make my Lutron Dimmer less sensitive, when i turn it a bit, the lights changes drastically, it's a problem getting the lighting level I want.

What can I do?

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You may want to consider getting an "electronic" dimmer vs. a manual knob or slider. Consider using a Maestro (MA-600-XX where XX is the color). The Maestro fits into a decora opening so you may also want to get a new wallplate (Lutron makes these in a screwless version: CW-1-XX where XX is the color).
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5) Lutron has customer service numbers:
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