Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-22-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1
Share |
Default

Replace dimmer switch with normal switch


The switch bow has a red and a black wire
kharker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2012, 01:39 PM   #2
Member
 
kevinp22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Saint Louis, MO
Posts: 320
Default

Replace dimmer switch with normal switch


bow? or

seriously, the dimmer probably has 2 blacks and a green or a black a red and a green (assuming it isnt a 3 way switch)

take the wire connected to the green and connect to the grounding screw on the new non dimmer switch. take the 2 wires connected to the black and/or red on the dimmer and connect them to the 2 terminals on the switch.

If there is a bundle of white wires in the box leave them alone. If there is only a black wire and white wire coming in (not including ground) make sure the white wire is identified as a hot by adding black tape around it.

if its a 3 way switch let us know as it is a bit more complicated
kevinp22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wiring in a 4-way Switch RickSene Electrical 5 04-09-2013 07:25 PM
replacing a dimmer switch with regular switch demus72 Electrical 2 11-10-2011 01:54 PM
2 way dimmer & 3 way switch paulegan25 Electrical 14 11-22-2010 12:37 PM
Replacing dimmer switch with regular switch? LOUSY CARPENTER Electrical 2 11-05-2010 07:21 PM
fan/light switch buzzing mjlocat Electrical 4 05-23-2010 02:44 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.