Dimmer won't turn on, but will turn off?

Dimmer won't turn on, but will turn off?

Post by Josh Willi » Thu, 22 Apr 2004 08:26:43


My two new Switchlinc dimmers will not respond to X-10 ON commands, but will
respond to X-10 OFF commands if I manually turn the switch on. Any idea
why?
 
 
 

Dimmer won't turn on, but will turn off?

Post by Aaron_TekR » Thu, 22 Apr 2004 09:49:32

I have a similar issue with one (out of 15 in my home) Leviton dimmers... it
will only "listen" to OFF commands, not anything else. It is right next to
two other dimmers that work fine so I know the circuit is OK... I even
changed the house code and even changed the switch! That location seems to
have a ghost or something!




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Dimmer won't turn on, but will turn off?

Post by Bruce » Thu, 22 Apr 2004 12:41:01

Are these the ones without the connection to Neutral? If so, try a
different brand and/or higher wattage bulb in the fixture.

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Dimmer won't turn on, but will turn off?

Post by Aaron_TekR » Sat, 24 Apr 2004 10:26:57

mine is connected to a fan. no neutral wire
 
 
 

Dimmer won't turn on, but will turn off?

Post by Bruce » Sat, 24 Apr 2004 13:46:43

Without a neutral it'll never work reliably on a fan. Did you try
plugging a controller into the same circuit or at least on the same leg?

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