chandelier on dimmer that flickers

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Old 10-02-06, 05:25 PM
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My kitchen chandelier is on a dimmer switch ( a dial) and a couple days ago the lights started to flicker. The dimmer itself seems to buzz when you get close to it and also the screws holding in the plate cover feel warm. Does the dimmer need to be replaced?
 
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Did you change a light bulb recently?

Some of the high-efficiency bulbs can not be used with a dimmer.

Some light fixtures can not use higher watt bulbs.
 
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Old 10-02-06, 06:13 PM
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I have not changed any light bulbs recently. There have not been any problems with this light since I have lived in this house (3 years).
 
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It sounds as if you have an older rheostat type dimmer. You may want to change it to a more modern solid state one with an on/off switch and a dimmer slide.
 
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Old 10-03-06, 06:08 AM
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new dimmer

Thanks for the suggestion - I will look into it - I am sure the dimmer now is original to the house which is about 11 years old.
 
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On of my clients had a similar problem - He purchased a fancy chandelier at (commercial link removed)

When it came in from Italy i noticed the wiring is different as they have a different code in Europe. I got rid of the flickering by tightening the wires that were all tight up in the canopy. Sot it has nothing to do with the dimmer - it was the fixture itself that needed the fix.
 

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