So what would make a switch hot. A few years ago I replaced a fan light switch with a dimmer switch. Worked great. Then a couple weeks ago, I turned the light off and found the switch/plate very hot. I looked to see if there was a loose wire, found one kinked, so I cut/stripped it and reattached it. After a bit, I found it warm so I turned it off. Could it be the switch has just gone bad? Or could it be something else. I haven't found this anywhere else in the house.