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Newly installed Leviton dimmer switch humming at the switch

I just installed a Leviton touch dimmer for my dining room chandelier. Now whenever I turn the light on there is an annoying humming sound coming from the switch area. How can I get rid of the hum?

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    Thank you to those who posted solutions. Fortunately, through a little internet research I found that simply changing out the builder's grade light bulbs for a better quality bulb solved the problem.

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You'll need to install an electronic dimmer, like a Maestro. Otherwise, you'll have to live with the hum.

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Unfortunately, the hum is normal for operation of that type of dimmer at low levels.  Sometimes the lamp filaments will also "sing" a high pitched sound.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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