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Old 11-29-2013, 11:03 AM   #1
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Hi all I am trying to replace my dimmer switch and I see this when I take off the plate. From the wall I have two white wires that are connected. A blue wire connected to the dimmer and 2 red wires from the wall and one from the other switch connected to the other dimmer wire.
On the new one I have two Black and a green. Can anyone help me with this. I have included pics. Thank you.

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Old 11-29-2013, 12:09 PM   #2
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Leave any wires not connected to the dimmer untouched. The blue looks like the switched hot. The other is the constant hot.
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:17 PM   #3
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OK where would I attach the green ground wire at?
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:34 PM   #4
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Connect the two blacks to the same two wires as the existing dimmer. The green is a ground. Connect it to any other green or bare wires in the box. The box is metal so it can be fastened to the box.
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