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Dimmer Switch Installation issue

I have a defective dimmer switch that is single pole that I need to replace. My previous dimmer had two wires emerging from the switch and I have 9 14 ga wires in the box (3 white, 3 black, and 3 bare). The previous switch had one black wire connected to the white wires.

When I buy a replacement switch it comes with three screws. I understand that ground is the green colored screw and one of the screws should have white connected to it and the other should have black connected to it but, I'm concerned about the number of wires that I need to connect. How should I deal with it?

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  • spamcart Dec 21, 2008

    My real question is how do I connect a bundle of 3 wires to a single terminus. Would you just recommend that I add another piece of wire under the wire nut and connect only 1 wire?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    USed it to replace aged Leviton of the same description. The only difference is the new one will do three way as well as single. I set it up for single and didn't disturb the second red wire.

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ALL you really need to worry about is the white and black wire that you hooked up before. The green ground screw is not needed. If you have a bare wire completely bare all the way, you can hook it to the green, but it is not required to work.
The other 2 screws are for the switch. It does not matter which wire goes where, as the switch just puts them together, and takes them apart.

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

  • Gerry Haverland Dec 22, 2008

    I am sorry! I forgot to suggest that. That is precisely what I reccommend.

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Manual shows on following link:
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1) Manual says: The red/white wire is not used in a single-pole application. Twist a wire
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The photo shows the master 'smart' dimmer, but you purchased the remote 'smart' dimmer that is slave to the master dimmer.

So you are correct, that is not the correct dimmer for a single-pole application.
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