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Old 11-04-2010, 07:20 PM   #1
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Electrical switch 3 wires

Need Help. I had a dimmer on a kitchen light. I replaced the overhead light with a new fixture with the help of an electrician family member. Was told by the family member that I needed to replace the dimmer switch. When I removed the dimmer there was 3 wires in the switch. That is 3 black 3 white and 3 ground. How do I wire this switch to get power to the outlet and to the basement switch.
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How were the wires connected together? There was probably only two of those wires connected to the dimmer. Those two wires connect to your new switch.
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