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luck11

03:24AM | 12/10/02
Member Since: 12/09/02
2 lifetime posts
I have two light switches controlling the exterior pot lights on my porch and garage. One switch is in the garage, the other near my front door. I decided to wire up a dimmer switch (slide dimmer with illuminated on/off button) near the front door. Works great except, when I turn off the lights using the standard decora switch in the garage, I cannot turn the lights on using the on/off button on the dimmer switch. Did I wire something up wrong? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

rpxlpx

04:21AM | 12/10/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
You have to buy a dimmer that's specifically made for 3-way circuits. (They cost a bit more.) Read the label for information and instructions.

luck11

04:33AM | 12/10/02
Member Since: 12/09/02
2 lifetime posts
Sorry, I forgot to mention that it is a 3-way dimmer.

joed

01:56PM | 12/10/02
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
You connected the wrong wire to the common on the new dimmer. You have 2 more chances to get it right.


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