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Need help hooking up a single pole Leviton dimmer switch

The switch I disconnected has one bare copper wire, one white wire, one black wire, and one red wire. The new dimmer has one red wire, one green wire, and one black wire. Any help is appreciated. The directions are confusing and mostly in a spanish..I bought it from Walmart..go figure

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    The switch I disconnected has one white grounded wire, one white wire, and two black wires sticking out. the new dimmer has two black wires and one green wire. If anyone could help I would appreciate it!
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Hook up the red to red
black to black
green to bare wire
tie white wire to other whites in back of switch box in the wall.
If no whites in there cap it off with a wire connector.

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The green connects to bare ground wire.
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Your single pole switch has two black wires.
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Switches are not identified.
Single-pole switches are wired differently than 3-way.
Wire colors are not identified. Some boxes have red and black wires that carry power.
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I am not there, so you can also add a comment and include in-focus photo of your switches that you posted on Flickr.

Following image shows single-pole switches, with typical black and white wires.
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So your new switch has 2 brass screws. No white wire connects to single-pole switch. One screw will have 1 black wire that goes to light fixture. The other screw will have 1 or 2 black wires that jumper or connect to the other switches as shown in image.

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1) First of all you need to determine what device you are replacing. Single-pole or 3-way.
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2) If you are replacing single-pole switch, that is where one switch controls the Load (light fan motor)
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4) If you are replacing 3-way switch, that is where 2 different switches control the same Load (light fan motor.
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