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Old 10-25-2009, 12:06 AM   #1
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Replacing dimmer switch


I want to replace the dimmer switch in my dining room. I pulled out the existing dimmer and the back of it has two black wires coming out of the back casing. They are each going to their own black wire in the wall. So in the wall i have two runs coming in..... black/white/ground from both sides of the box. ground is tied together, whites are together and both blacks separately wired to the dimmer switch. How would this get wired to my new dimmer? The current dimmer has two black wires coming out the back, this new dimmer has the terminals for hot,neutral and ground.

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What brand the dimmer switch and model number?

Most low to med grade dimmer switch don't useally have netural in there unless you have multi location dimming devices then it will be little tricky to get it wired up right.

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Pass and Seymour but not sure of the model number, can get that tomorrow. Here's what it looks like, could possibly be this exact one. http://www.drillspot.com/products/58...3wy_rot_dimmer
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Ok here the PDF file if that the correct model

http://www.passandseymour.com/pdf/in...340875RevB.pdf

Now senice you mention two black loose conductors you will see where it will hook up that is the only two spot for it beside the ground you will need it.

the other termails is not used if single pole set up but if three way follow the instruction very carefully { I doubt it due you only have two black conductors }

Hope that will help ya

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Thanks Marc, should be good to go now.

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