ask the electrician
Electrician Training Electrical Certification wiring recessed light fixtures Electrical Wiring Electrical Troubleshooting and Electrical Repairs wire outdoor light fixture Home Electrical Wiring Diagrams
wiring home generator and transfer switch wiring a 220 volt range cord outlet Wiring for GFCI Outlets Wiring Outlets and a Switched Outlet Wiring and Installing Ceiling Fans and Remote Controls wire dimmer switch wiring diagrams for switches wiring a dryer cord and 220 outlet circuit breaker panel
Electrical Wire and Cable

Kitchen Disposal Switch Wiring

How to Electrical Wiring for a Kitchen Disposal Switch

Electrical Video #1

Electrical Wiring Tips

Helping You to Wire It Right!

See more Home Electrical Wiring Videos

Check out my YouTube Channel, and Subscribe!

See the Electrical Wiring Video #2 Below:

How to Wire a Kitchen Disposal Switch
[ad#block]¬†Electrical Repairs Question I have an over-sink light and disposal on two switches in same box. When I opened the switch box the light switch had a wire around the connector at the top, a wire poked into back hole on bottom, and the bottom connector was removed. The disposal switch had a wire around top and bottom connector and a wire poked into back hole on the top. In the box there are 4 black wires and one piece of wire stripped on both ends which I assume the switches shared. Help! I forgot where this piece goes. I took pictures but they don’t show this piece!

This electrical question came from: Mickie, a Homeowner from Charlottesville, Virginia.
See more about Home Wiring for Virginia

Additional Comments: I love the site; it tells me much more than my DIY Books; I especially like the video.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical repair question Mickie.

Electrical Wiring for a Kitchen Disposal Switch

Mickie, I have included links to various wiring diagrams for outlets and switches that I believe you will find very helpful.

The Following will assist you with your Electrical Repair:

How to Wire a Switch

Wiring a Light Switch – Diagram 1

Wiring Diagrams
Fully Explained Light Switch Wiring Diagrams. Detailed Electrical Wiring Diagrams and Pictures assist your Home Electrical Projects.

Electrical Wire for the Home

Guide to Home Electrical Wire

Electrical Wire for the Home

Complete listing of electrical wire types and parts used for home projects with electrical code information serves as selection guidelines.
Wiring a Disposal

Garbage Disposal and Dishwasher Wiring

Fully explained dishwasher disposal wiring diagrams with pictures for wiring the outlet that serves a dishwasher and a garbage disposal. One very important element can be easily overlooked as you will see in these pictures.

Lighting For The Home
Lighting Electrical Codes

You identified your project to be about Wiring Diagram, so you might find this information useful:

Wiring Diagrams
Wiring Diagram

Electrical Wiring Diagrams

Home electrical wiring diagrams are an important tool for completing your electrical projects. An electrical wiring diagram can be as simple as a diagram showing how to install a new switch in your hallway, or as complex as the complete electrical blueprint for your new home or home improvement project.

The following may also be helpful for you:

Electrical Wiring Video #2

Home Electrical Wiring Videos about this Topic and More

Check out my YouTube Channel, and Subscribe!

Learn more with my Home Electrical Video Course:

Basic Home Electrical Wiring by Example

Dave's Guide to Home Electrical Wiring:

» You Can Avoid Costly Mistakes! «

Here's How to Do It:
Wire It Right with the help of my Illustrated Wiring Book

Great for any Home Wiring Project.
  electrical wiring  

Complete Guide to Home Electrical Wiring

Perfect for Homeowners, Students,
Handyman, Handy Women, and Electricians
Wiring GFCI Outlets
Wiring Home Electric Circuits
120 Volt and 240 Volt Outlet Circuits
Wiring Light Switches
Wiring 3-Wire and 4-Wire Electric Range
Wiring 3-Wire and 4-Wire Dryer Cord and Dryer Outlet
How to Troubleshoot and Repair Electrical Wiring
Wiring Methods for Upgrading Electrical Wiring
NEC Codes for Home Electrical Wiring
....and much more.

Be Careful and Be Safe - Never Work on Energized Circuits!
Consult your Local Building Department about Permits and Inspections for all Electric Wiring Projects.

More articles about Disposal Switch Wiring, Electrical Repair, Kitchen Electrical and Home Electrical Wiring:
« Previous Next »
Installing Flood Lights for Outside RV Electrical Wiring Repairs