Does Your Dimmer Switch Need Replacing?
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
My wife has been pushing in on the dimmer switch on the ceiling fan instead of just turning it. Now it turns but the light doesn’t come on. Do I need to replace to dimmer or something more serious…
Replacing a Faulty Lighting Dimmer Switch
Background: Gordon, a Homeowner from Atlanta GA
Thanks for your electrical question Gordon. From what you are describing it sounds like the dimmer switch will need to be replaced, I do not suspect any other damage has been sustained.
I have provided the following links that lead to fully detailed information on this website that will assist you with your electrical question:
How to Install Ceiling Fans and Wiring
Step-by-step pictures – Easy wiring diagrams and installation guide – Light and fan switch variations.
Ceiling Fan Wiring
Ceiling Fan Wiringdiagram #1
Ceiling Fan Wiringdiagram #2
Ceiling Fan Installation #1
Ceiling Fan Installation #2
For more information about Dimmer Switch Wiring
Dimmer Switch Wiring
This link is helpful as a Homeowner