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YOu need to make sure that the maestro you installed is designed for use with electric motors. CHeck out this page on the lutron site... http://www.lutron.com/CMS400/page.aspx?id=16955&mn=1797. THese are the dimmers you can use with a fan. If it is in the same box the magnetic interference can cause the types of reactions you are mentioning.
If this is not the problem you need more info-- is the light part of the fan, is there a separate wire for fan motor and light? what type of switch is controlling the light (assuming the maestro dimmer is controlling the fan motor etc...
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
This dimmer was not made to dim a load smaller than 40VA. That halogen bulb would only have been 20VA or so.
I think that when your bulb burnt out, the dimmer over-volted the transformer and smoked it. That said, I think you have a fixture problem and, possibly, a switch problem, too.
Posted on May 30, 2009
The type of track heads you are using could be creating the problem. Are the lamps Par 20, Par 30 (screw in base) or MR-16 low voltage (push in base)? If the track head has a small (2"x4") box and uses MR-16 lamps then you need to use a dimmer specifically designed for ELECTRONIC LOW VOLTAGE. Incandescent lights (screw in base) and Electronic low voltage need a different signal to dim. Using a standard dimmer for electronic low voltage will work for a while, but then either the dimmer or the fixtures will go bad. If your lamps are incandescent or halogen you may have just had a bad dimmer. (Not common for Lutron products) but the part number you list should be good for 1000watts and should not be the issue.
Please see "Dimming Basics" under the helpful information tab for a better explanations of the two different styles of dimming. Hope this helps!
Posted on Oct 09, 2009
If you have followed the programming instructions, the only thing that might be wrong would be the power wire and switch leg wire may be installed on the wrong screws on the back of the device. Be sure that the wire bringing power "INTO" the box is connected to the "Black" screw on the dimmer and the wire going "OUT" to the light fixture is on the "Gold" or "Brass" colored. If these are backwards the dimmer will probably work, but the IR would not. If you are positive it's wired correctly and the IR remote still won't sync up, call the 800 number at the end of the attached video for Lutron Technical Support. Good Luck!
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
SOURCE: Dimmer won't dim or turn off
Hello Justin, The dimmer you are having the problem with is very likely defective and should be replaced. If you still have the receipt and purchased it within the past 30-90 days from either Lowe's or Home Depot, they will allow a return for full credit and you can get a new one.
If you got this from another store, again, the receipt will be key in getting your money refunded and a new replacement.
Since many manufacturers have started to use more offshore facilities for making their products, there has been an increased amount of faulty or defective units, but the good news is that the prices have remained reasonable and the manufacturers are willing to replace defective products since they know of the quality issues.
If you don't have a receipt, hopefully you charged it on a credit card, so the big box stores can find it using your credit card data.
As an electrician, I've experienced more and more defective dimmers in the past several years, so much so that I typically get a couple of extras for each home I'm wiring. Just remember to tell the returns person that the unit didn't work so they can RTV (return to vendor) the dimmer for quality tracking, etc.
I hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
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