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Electrical Wires For a Kitchen Light Switch

I was attempting to change a light switch in the kitchen. After taking the old one off I realized that there are more wires than I am used to seeing…


Electrical Wires For a Kitchen Light Switch
Background: Stacie, a Other from Ontario, Oregon
Question: I was attempting to change a light switch in the kitchen. After taking the old one off I realized that there are more wires than I am used to seeing. Instead of just 3 wires (Black, white, and solid copper) there are 3 sets of the three wires. What are they for and do I need a special switch?

Additional Comments: So far what I have seen and read has been helpful

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Stacie. I have provided the following links that lead to fully detailed information on this website that will assist you with your electrical question:
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