I cut a hole for the dimmer switch to control the cabinet light next to an existing kitchen outltet, similar to what's pictured at this web site:
I tied in to the power of the outlet and ran wiring to the new outlet box, then from the box up through the wall to the underneath side of the cabinet.
The dimmer switch has 2 black wires, 1 red and one ground. Since I'm only using it to control one light I followed the diagram that came with the dimmer. It says to connect the red wire to the black (in wall) wire going to the light fixture. Connect one black wire to the "hot" wire coming from the power source. Cap the unused black wire. And the green wire to ground.
I've done all that and checked and re-checked my connections but still no power. If I bypass the dimmer switch and just hard wire the fixture directly it works perfectly.
Also, there is a green LED on the dimmer switch which is on when the switch is off, and that is does work, it does go on and off when you toggle the switch. The dimmer has a on/off button at the bottom and a slider above that. Is it possible that I have a bad dimmer? I'm not an electrical expert so I could be missing something. I'm going to the store where I bought the dimmer tomorrow to resolve the problem, any suggestions on this would be appreciated though, and might save me a trip.
(The brand is Leviton Illumatech,"Decora colletion", 600W incandescent.)