13 years ago
Here's my situation:
I have a five-light fixture on a dimmer switch. It's a single pole,
no three-way. All was fine for years and then no light. I replaced
the dimmer switch with an identical new one. The light didn't turn
on. I disconnected the fixture and used a voltmeter to measure the
output on the wire where I disconnected the fixture. In what is
presumably the 'on' position on the dimmer, the volts vary from 120.5
down to 2.9, as is expected. However, in the 'off' position, there is
still power getting through, from about 74V down to 18V when I turn
the knob. I figured I had purchased a bad dimmer so I got another
one. Exact same problem. Could it be another bad dimmer or can a
faulty line / circuit cause a problem like this? Everything else on
this circuit seems to be fine (outlets and a couple other lights).
This is all happening in my bathroom and I really need to see in
Thanks for any help you can give.