dimmer not dimming,need to wire correctly recessed lighting


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Old 04-17-21, 08:24 AM
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dimmer not dimming,need to wire correctly recessed lighting

ok so I added 3 recessed lights and removed the fan now when I rewired the following the 3 led lights don't dim I am attaching a diagram of exactly how it is wired now. the light are on by pushing the dimmer button, then when I push it again they turn off. then I turn back on and go to the switch across the room and and flip the switch down to turn off, and to turn back on I flip the switch up. then I go back to the Dimmer and rotate clockwise and counter clock wise, and no dimming occurs.

so I am attaching the following diagram which labels every wire with a letter, and to the left of the diagram will be a part of letter separated by and arrow to show what wire is attached to what wire. I need help properly wiring to get the Led Lights to dim and Brighten.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Sincerely Dennis

 
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Old 04-17-21, 09:15 AM
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I have never had much success connecting a regular 3way switch to a 3w dimmer. Many dimmers claim and show wiring for using a standard 3way switch but I've seldom had much luck in getting them to work correctly.

When I have a three way dimmer I use a companion dimmer in the second location.
Not only does it work reliably.... it's dimmable from both locations.
 
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Old 04-17-21, 10:11 AM
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ok, cool! so in the way of using the 3 way dimmer at both ends, how would I then connect the wires listed in the junction box in the center the diagram?
 
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this is current picture of the junction box

here is the photo of the junction box the is described in the diagram attached above.


 
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ok I figured it out the dimmer switch was replaced and the dimmer works fine it appears the old dimmer wouldn't work with the 3 LED lights as it did when the fan was connected. I guess the old dimmer recognized the current being used and would dim in unison with fan light when connected together the blue and black wire to the black wire. so I decided to move the ceiling fan and light. now have just he recessed lighting and works great on the new dimmer I just replaced. I will now go ahead an replace the switch across the room for another dimmer to be Abe to dim form both sides of the room.
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Old 04-17-21, 04:16 PM
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Depending on what you got for a 3way dimmer..... most have a companion dimmer. It's only a remote control. You basically have one 3way dimmer with a slave controller. So make sure you match the type/brand of the dimmer you already installed. The controller is usually less than half the cost of the dimmer.
 
 

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