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Dimmer Switch Sparks From Damaged Metal Plate


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Our bathroom dimmer switch had sparks. The electrician who repaired it blamed it on force that damaged the metal plate…

Dimmer Switch Requires Replacement When Damaged

Question: Our bathroom dimmer switch had sparks. The electrician who repaired it blamed it on force that damaged the metal plate. No one used force but I am wondering if accumulated force in shutting the dimmer switch off and on could have damaged the metal plate. This is a 230 dollar question.
Much appreciated!

This electrical question came from: Kai, a Homeowner from Vancouver
Additional Comments: It is great to be informed!

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Kai.
Kai, force of any kind can lead to sustained damage to your dimmer switch es metal plate. You may consider having a different style dimmer switch installed which will not be damaged as easily.

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