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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
By Rotten Guatemalan
This is a good-looking generic dimmer knob that comes with three plastic inserts. You pick the insert that matches your dimmer's metal shaft and insert that into the back of the knob. Good idea, easy to do.
The shaft hole in the insert for the GE dimmer, though, was a little too big. Not a lot, just enough so that the knob would fall off in your hand when you used it. I fixed that by using a small piece of thin paper to shim the dimmer shaft. That worked fine, and I don't expect the knob to come off the shaft easily.
No, the shaft wasn't worn or bent or anything. It might have been that the shaft diameter was small, out of spec. In any case, the knob and shaft didn't quite fit together without a little finagling. Not serious, but a little disappointing.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Cheap and reliable 3 different attachment inserts.
I am using it for my dual-speed attic fan.
I was confused at first about the 3 different inserts. I didn't know what they were. I have only seen half-moon attachments in the past. Luckily, this came with all 3 options, because this switch is actually not a half-moon. If I had purchased the knob I saw before this, I would have been out of luck.
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Great Quality Dimmer Knob with several fittings
After searching in vain for a simple white replacement for our broken dimmer knob--apparently everyone wants you to buy the entire dimmer, not just the knob--I came across these versions for 1/4 the price.
They are real solid, feel heavy and come with adjustable plastic, flange-like fittings that work on three types of stems, including our typical half-round. A little tip here, is that putting the clear plastic flange on the small stem and THEN fitting the heavier knob on will save you some frustration, as trying to do it the other way around, as I did initially, did not work well. (It's very hard to line up blind that way.)
As far as the fit goes, I had absolutely no problem attaching. There are 3 different plastic inserts provided for you to choose from. I just looked at the shape of the arm that was currently attached, & matched it to one of the options. I used 4 of the same inserts in one room, & a different shape in another room. All inserts & knobs attached perfectly- all straight & secure. I highly recommend these for a more polished look in your home. And you certainly can't beat the price!
They do have a bit of a loopy turn, as there is an inevitable wobble to the universal flanges fit, which isn't perfectly centered, but it doesn't effect use at all.
These look good and feel heavy-duty and well-made. That plus the bargain price make these a no-brainer. I received this product at a discount for exchange for my honest review and feedback.