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How to Replace a Kitchen Light Switch

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Replace a Kitchen Light Switch: Installing a Single Light Switch and Making the Wiring Connections.

Install a Kitchen Light Switch

Electrical Question: I am trying to replace an old light switch with a new switch in the kitchen.

Can you help?

This electrical wiring question came from: Michelle, a Homeowner from St. Petersburg, Florida.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Michelle.

How to Replace a Kitchen Light Switch

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Application: Replacing a Kitchen Light Switch
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a 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 light switch wiring.
Notice: Installing additional light circuit wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

Guide to Installing a Single Light Switch and Making the Wiring Connections

If the electrical switch or junction box has an outlet or other devices in the same box, then be aware that the electrical power for these devices may be on a different circuit, so I is best to identify these circuits and turn them OFF as well.

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