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    Indicator lights are working, but the overhead light is not working - dimmer switch

    I have tried hard Googling my issue, but in every single case I can only find people that say the indicator LED's are NOT on, for me they ARE on - the switch is getting power.
    I have the Wireless Dimmer switch as well as the wireless fan switch. The fan switch is working just great. The lights I cannot get too function. The switch is connected to the black-hot , red-light, green- ground. This set up does work just fine with a normal switch.
    Other facts:
    The disconnect tab is in.
    The installed LED bulbs are dimmable.
    The black-hot is getting power.
    The neutral-white was not needed before for the lights (or fan). I see there is an ELV version?
    This whole set up did not work with incandescents ether. I had those before and bought the stated dimmable LED's just in case that was the problem.

    I am just not sure, and I can't get the right keywords to be able to search for my problem.
    Thanks!

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    Second note: I have tested this with two identical wireless switches. Same problem, but both still have the indicator lights on (Green LED's).
    Thanks again for your help!

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    What is the model number of the dimmer? The working in the install instructions isn't very clear but... If your dimmer has a neutral connection, you must use it. You may get it to work without it but at some point it is going to do something weird (like this).

    First, I would bypass the dimmer and tie the 2 wires from the wall together. If the lights come on, this will verify the wiring to the fan/light.

    Switch boxes can have multiple circuits, especially in 3 and 4 gang boxes. Most of the time the neutrals will be separated between the circuit. Make sure you get the neutral for the light from the same circuit as the fan.
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    When tying the two wires together the light does come on. The dimmer I bought is this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Lutron-C...WH-R/206828225
    Just now though, I hoked up the light-red wire to the fan dimmer (in place of the black-fan wire), and the lights came on and is dimmable. I guess this means that when only trying to use a dimmer I do need the white-neutral wire. So I should use the ELV version? right?

    Thanks

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    Your test indicates that the wiring to/from the fan light is good. I am a little confused by your neutral reference. The neutral is the return wire from the load. Since the lights worked with the fan control, the neutral is connected properly. The PD-6WCL does not require a neutral connection.

    The ELV dimmer isn't going to help. If the lights dimmed with the fan control they are forward phase/leading edge (same as the 6WCL).

    I would try setting the dimmer back to factory defaults. You can find the procedure here:

    http://www.lutron.com/TechnicalDocum...structions.pdf
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