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Connecting Dimmer Switch Wiring


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Correct Dimmer Switch Wiring Connections – Depending on your wring scenario, and what is apparent with your circuit, the electrical wiring may feed through the switch box, therefore these connections must be identified or fully understood.

Identifying Dimmer Switch Wiring Connections

Electrical Repair Question: I installed a dimmer switch and now my lights in the bathroom will not come or the outlets will not work unless I go into my closet and turn on the light switch.

This electrical repair question came from: Tony, a Homeowner from upper Marlboro, Maryland.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical repair question Tony.

How to Correct Dimmer Switch Wiring Connections

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the light circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.

The Following will assist you with Dimmer Switch Wiring:

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Using Electrical Testers
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