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Old 04-26-00, 10:42 AM
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First Thanks for the responses. I must say this is one of the few places on the net where I have actually gotten useful responses.

Now my ?: I installed a dimmer switch (9 -40 watt bulb chandelier)and now it hums loud enough to be heard if the house is quiet. Is this normal? ( I guess by now you can tell I know nothing about this stuff!)
 
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Old 04-26-00, 02:53 PM
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Hi Dim,
No, this is not normal. You are pulling only three amps (360 watts) which is half of the capacity of normal dimmers.
My guess, unless there is some aspect not known here, you have a faulty dimmer.
 
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Old 04-26-00, 09:13 PM
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I agree with David, it could be a defective dimmer. Also try a better brand. I have had brands that hummed but when I switched to a more expensive one, I didn't have any problems.
 
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Old 04-28-00, 07:27 PM
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hello dim,
i have to agree with both david and bink, this is defentely not normal and sounds like a bad dimmer, i 2 have had problems with the elchepo dimmers humming.
 
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