How To Wire a Dimmer Switch
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
Thanks for your electrical question Chaz.
wiring a dimmer switch
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