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How to Replace Light Switches

How to Replace a Light Switch – Single pole switches will only have two switched wires and the connection of these two wires to the terminal screws of the switch will not matter, or the polarity is not crucial.

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Electrical Question: I am replacing three switches in my kitchen in same circuit box, One light switch controls one light fixture and two switches control light/fan combination units. I got the first switch to work but the 2nd and 3rd switch to the fan don’t work – Please explain how this should be wired.

This electrical wiring question came from: David , a Homeowner from Virginia beach, VA
Additional Comments: Very informative.

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

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