Unidentified black rod sticking out of junction box

Old 11-25-15, 05:12 PM
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Unidentified black rod sticking out of junction box

Can anybody identify the short black rod protruding from this metal box? The inside of the box is burnt and it looks like the 3 wires going into the black box were the source. This wires from this box power recessed lighting on a dimmer switch.
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Might help if you posted a picture.

Old 11-25-15, 09:00 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Although a picture would be helpful..... it sounds like you're describing the shaft that dimmer knob attaches to. If the dimmer is burned.... take it out and replace it.

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