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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Incandecent Buzzing

    I'm with ASC2078, get a top quality dimmer and that should end the problem. Also try the lamp in an undimmed circuit in every switch position and see what happens. If it still buzzes it's in the lamp; if it quits it's in the dimmer. Be sure the outlets are wired correctly as to polarity and be sure the dimmer is installed correctly too.

    A side note is that 'touch' lamps can emit a virtual chaos of radio frequency energy and make radios, phones, TV's, computers, amplifiers and much more do strange things. Being a radio nut, you couldn't give me one of them! There may be an interaction with one of these causing the buzz if you have one nearby, even if it's in a different room as walls are pretty much transparent to RF energy. If you suspect this unplug the 'touch' device and see what happens.

    MC

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Incandecent Buzzing

    yr problem is that you have a dimmer improperly installed to a receptacle. remove the dimmer. you likely also have a wiring error in your switch loop to begin with.

    remove the dimmer, properly wire a snap switch or hardwire the receptacle. if you want dimming do so properly, either hardwire a luminaire to a dimmer or use a properly matched in-line lamp dimmer between the lamp and the receptacle.

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