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It gets really warm. Almost hot
Whats on the other end of the circuit.
Dimmers modify the waveform of the AC current and cause transient waveforms. These waveforms can cause wiring to overheat (fire) saw it on TV where the issue was a hotel burnt down as the dimmer switches caused the wiring to get so hot the room caught on fire. Would suggest reading the article and consider what is connected to the dimmer and researching the fire risks attached with the type of dimmer you are using. .
Posted on Jan 27, 2015
hook up the red to red
black to black
green to bare wire
tie white wire to other whites in back of switch box in the wall.
If no whites in there cap it off with a wire connector.
Posted on Nov 03, 2008
For a single-pole installation:
1. Connect the 2 white wires together (one from the source and the other to/from the light fixture) - 2 wires
2. Connect the black wire from the source to the black wire on the dimmer switch - 2 wires
3. Connect the black wire to/from the light fixture to the red wire on the dimmer switch - 2 wires
4. Connect the ground wires - 3 wires
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
SOURCE: Single Pole Dimmer Installation
I'm not sure if this is going to work in your case, but I'm pretty sure it will...
Green to ground (probably bare)
Black to black
White to the red that's not labeled 3-way
wire nut on the red labeled 3-way
That should fixya!
Posted on May 30, 2009
You are correct in assuming green is the ground and connects to bare copper wire. Black is always the HOT wire and should be attached to the black wire. Red wire connects to white wire.
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
All your wiring looks good. Many times dimmer just have problems and are faulty. You should note that the dimmer can only handle 600 watts. If you have that or more on it, than you have probably fried the dimming mechanism. In either case the dimming mechanism is not working properly and you will have to take it back and get the same dimmer or a different one. Tell the store they sold you a faulty dimmer and you can get a replacement at no cost.
Posted on May 29, 2010
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