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How To Fix Your Light Switch Wiring

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Fix Light Switch Wiring Problems: One Light Switch Controls a Light Fixture, The key to solving light switch problems is to identify the wiring, especially the wire that is the source of power.

A Common Mistake When Wiring a Light Switch and How to Fix It

Electrical Question: I am replacing a normal toggle switch for a dining room chandelier with a dimmer switch.

The Project: There is only one light switch to control this light fixture

How can I determine the correct placement of the wires in the new switch?


This electrical wiring question came from: Patrick, a Homeowner from Gilbertsville, PA.

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