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Identify the Power and Fixture Wires for Switches: I just placed a new switch in the wall and 1 of the 4 completed does not work.
Identify the Power and Fixture Wires for Switches
I just placed a new switch in the wall and 1 of the 4 completed does not work.
- This switch had two wires on one side and another red wired on the side where the ground wire attachment is.
- Did I place the wires on the two side correctly?
Background: Rodger , a Homeowner from Marietta, GA
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