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Old 09-11-2019, 07:24 AM   #1
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Question Bedroom Dimmer switch

Bedroom side lights will not come on. I believe the switch needs to be replaced. Is this a standard dimmer I can get at Home Depot? There is power to the 2 plugs next to it, so power is going to that area.

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Mine did the same thing and it was piggyback off of the light switch in the kitchen had come loose. Secured it back and all is well
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120v outlets, switches, dimmers are RV specific due to the typical +/- 2Ē wall thickness.
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120v outlets, switches, dimmers are RV specific due to the typical +/- 2Ē wall thickness.
Actually they are typically RV specific due to the switch also cting as the "Box" but a standard switch can be used with a shallow old work box as long as you don't try to put too many wires in there.

I used a household dimmer on the bedroom as well as the switch over the dining table and both are working fine with the shallow boxes installed
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I had switched to LED's, so it didn't work right anyway. I deleted it and out a cover plate on it.
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I switched to LED's, so it didn't work right.
Some LEDs will dim with standard dimmers; others require LED specific units.
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Some LEDs will dim with standard dimmers; others require LED specific units.
Yup, gambled and lost.
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