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Connecting Dimmer Switch Wiring

I installed a dimmer switch and now my lights in the bathroom will not come or the outlets will not work unless I go into my closet and turn on the light switch: How to Correct Dimmer Switch Wiring Connections.


Dimmer Switch Wiring
Electrical Repair Question: I installed a dimmer switch and now my lights in the bathroom will not come or the outlets will not work unless I go into my closet and turn on the light switch.

This electrical repair question came from: Tony, a Homeowner from upper Marlboro, Maryland.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical repair question Tony.

How to Correct Dimmer Switch Wiring Connections

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and 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 wiring.

Identifying Dimmer Switch Wiring Connections

The Following will assist you with Dimmer Switch Wiring

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