Tonight’s contestant: a Lutron dimmer switch.
This switch was pulled from a studio after it made the lights flicker. Sometimes tapping it would change this but moving the slider didn’t.
Let’s see what’s inside.
Well that’s unusual. A small snap switch is used behind the lights on/off toggle. But wait, aren’t those momentary switches? Clearly a mechanical latch is used. Let’s see that latch….
Wait just a NOPEing minute. They used a cheap and nasty no name Chinese latching push button to latch the light switch…. and it’s worn out and gotten loose, letting the snap switch flicker.
Let’s have a look at the actual switch contacts. Hmm, that switch smells funny and the Bakelite fractures very easily….
This could have caused a fire if it were powering a high wattage bunch of incandescent or halogen lamps.
Yeeeep, it’s dumpshit. Thanks for playing.