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Old 06-05-2010, 09:22 PM   #1
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Hey Guys,

Recently replaced the light in my sons room and figured I would add a dimmer/switch combo unit while I was at it.... My current single switch must be achent as it only has two terminal screws. Black is on the top right, White is on the bottom left.... Ironacally white is hot -

Now my dimmer/switch has two black and a ground, obvisoly I know what to do with the ground but can't for the life of me get this working any ideas? pics below....
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You are dealing with what is commonly known as a 2-wire switch loop.

The white wire feeds the power down from the light, and the black wire feeds switched power back to control the light.

The 2 black wires on your dimmer connect: One to the white, the other to the black (doesn't matter which one to which).

When you replaced the light in the ceiling, did you change any of the wiring in that outlet box?

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You are dealing with what is commonly known as a 2-wire switch loop.

The white wire feeds the power down from the light, and the black wire feeds switched power back to control the light.

The 2 black wires on your dimmer connect: One to the white, the other to the black (doesn't matter which one to which).

When you replaced the light in the ceiling, did you change any of the wiring in that outlet box?
nope, simply replaced the old light with the new
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