Light does not turn off

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Old 01-17-15, 10:08 PM
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Light does not turn off

One of my light fixtures is not turning off when I turn the switch to the off position. This had always worked before, and there has not been any re-wiring of any sort. The switch has a dimmer, which works fine changing the glow of the light, however I am not able to turn it off.

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Old 01-17-15, 10:31 PM
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Got a volt ohm meter and know how to use it?
Simple enough to test the switch.
(most likely just a bad switch?
 
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Old 01-17-15, 10:55 PM
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I assumed that since the dimmer on the switch works, that the switch would also be fine. I will try to purchase a volt ohm meter tomorrow.
What type of results should I expect to get from the meter?

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Old 01-18-15, 12:51 AM
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The ohmmeter should show no continuity when switch is off but without knowing exactly what type of dimmer/switch you have there I can't offer much further help.
 
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Old 01-18-15, 09:43 AM
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I attached the pictures. After removing the wire cap, the light goes off, so is it safe to say that the switch/dimmer needs to be replaced?

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Old 01-18-15, 10:59 AM
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I would replace the dimmer. At this time that Lutron dimmer is still available.

White 1 Pole Preset Toggle Dimmer MODEL #TG-600PH-W
 
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Old 01-18-15, 09:29 PM
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Replacing the dimmer did the job.

Thank you everyone
 
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Old 01-18-15, 09:55 PM
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Good job. Thanks for letting us know.
 
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