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How To Wire a Dimmer Switch

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Fully Explained Dimmer Switch Wiring Diagram with Photos

Dimmer Switch Wiring Diagram Photos

Question: I am trying to install a new GE 600w 120vac dimmer switch.
The dimmer switch has 2 black wires and one red.
I don’t have any instruction for it.
The wall switch has two whites together caped, two blacks in the switch, and then the green.
How do I connect all three red, black black?

This electrical question came from: Chaz, a Homeowner from Emmett, Idaho
Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Chaz.

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