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Instruction manual I need an instruction manual for an Athena 2000. Mostly to thread it correctly.

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There is no much of anything can go wrong, if you can do electric. 2 wires and push on knob.
in any case, here is the link for installatio guide from Lutron
http://www.lutron.com/CMS400/techinfopage.aspx?id=22163

good luck

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