Brand new dimmer will not dim! But it does turn on/off

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Mixdboi45, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Mixdboi45


    Jul 15, 2017
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    So I just go a new dimmer for my bathroom. My house is old. Wiring is at least 20 years old.

    The dimmer I installed does turn on and off. But it does not dim! Here are some pics of my current installation. I thought I followed the directions but it threw my off that the colors form my house didn't match what it said.

    Here are 2 pics.

    The dimmer I bought has 4 wires coming off:
    Red /white

    The wall as 4 wires:
    1 black and 1 white coming from the top
    and 1black and 1 white coming from the Bottom

    How I currently have it wired:
    -The 2 whites from the wall are plugged into each other (that's how it was when I opened it)
    -I pluged the black wire from the top of the house witj the black wire on the dimmer
    - I plugged the black from the bottom of the house with the red on the dimmer
    -I just capped the green wire from the dimmer &
    - I capped the red/white wire from the dimmer

    I hope this makes sense! Please know if there is anything I'm doing wrong

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    Steve K

    Oct 27, 2017
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    Are you using an LED bulb? Some LED bulbs won't dim
    Steve K, Oct 28, 2017
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