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TRRoberts

10:23AM | 09/26/10
Member Since: 09/25/10
4 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
Hello,

I removed a ceiling fan (with a light) and want to replace it with just a fixture. From the ceiling box there is an orange wire, red, two white (nutted together) and a green.

At the wall switch there is an orange, red (two nutted together) white (three nutted together, and green. The dimmer switch to the right of the ceiling fan switch has a black wire nutted to the red pair coming into the switch. The other dimmer wire is nutted to a blue wire.

I was attempting to wire the switch yesterday. Connecting the switch to the red and the orange wire gave me no control of the light (wouldn't turn on at the switch). Connecting to the red and the white wires gave me power to the light but only switched at the electrical panel.

My new dimmer has two red wires, a black, and a green at the back.
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LarryG

11:51AM | 09/26/10
Member Since: 07/22/04
511 lifetime posts
is this fixture controlled from 2 locations meaning 2 different wall switches?

TRRoberts

11:52AM | 09/26/10
Member Since: 09/25/10
4 lifetime posts
No, the fixture is controlled from one location...but it is located adjacent to the kitchen can lights switch.

LarryG

12:09PM | 09/26/10
Member Since: 07/22/04
511 lifetime posts
from the switch box connect the new dimmer black to the black of the kitchen switch along with the other wires that are already in that group.

new dimmer:one of the reds to the open orange wire.

cap the other red from the new switch.

green to ground

at the light connect the fixture to the white and the orange.

ground to ground

TRRoberts

12:19PM | 09/26/10
Member Since: 09/25/10
4 lifetime posts
Thanks for the answer. OK, the dimmer will switch the fixture on and off...but won't dim the light fixture.

I am already thrilled and very appreciative.

LarryG

12:25PM | 09/26/10
Member Since: 07/22/04
511 lifetime posts
try the other red wire on the switch.

if not then it must be blown.

if you get a new one don't get a 3 way this time, get one that only has 2 wires.

TRRoberts

12:34PM | 09/26/10
Member Since: 09/25/10
4 lifetime posts
Well I changed red wires....must be the dimmer causing the problem. Although it is brand new...so I bought a bum dimmer. Thanks again!
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