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I need the wiring diagram for a leviton 6842 dimmer to ID the Common wire.

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SOURCE: Need help hooking up a single pole Leviton dimmer switch

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.

Posted on Nov 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Install a single pole light dimmer

House wires are for a 3 way switch, you will need a different switch

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I'm not sure if this is going to work in your case, but I'm pretty sure it will...

Green to ground (probably bare)
Black to black
White to the red that's not labeled 3-way
wire nut on the red labeled 3-way

That should fixya!

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a leviton 057 with 2 black wires and 1

house has a black and a white line and a ground commper, dimmer has two black and a green
How do I know which blck lead goes to white and which goes to black? One lead is shorter than the other.

Posted on Aug 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Have a Leviton dimmer with red, black and green

You are correct in assuming green is the ground and connects to bare copper wire. Black is always the HOT wire and should be attached to the black wire. Red wire connects to white wire.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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with a three way switch like this, you will have two traveller wires and a common wire. Look in the instructions for the switch or on the back of the device itself to see if there is a wire labeled "common" or "com". This common wire from the old switch hooks up to the common wire on the new switch. I did a bit of searching on the leviton 6602, but couldn't find anything specifically about the three way version (I would venture to guess, however, that the red wire on the old switch is the common). The common on one of the three way switches will always be a constant hot (or power) wire...the common on the other three way switch will be the "switch leg" or the wire that connects directly to the light. The two travellers go to the other two wires. Check the pamplet that came with the lutron device, it should show which wire is common and which are travellers.

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I am wiring 12 Leviton dimmer switches to light up a series of 12 halogen under cabinet hockey puck lights. I am bring power to the first switch through a 14-2 wire and using a pigtail to conduct power to...


You cannot wire dimmers in series and expect circuit to operate.
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1) You have 12 dimmers.
Each dimmer has 2 black wires and a green ground wire.
The 2 black wires tell electrician that the dimmer wires are reversible.
One black dimmer wire connects to Hot from breaker, and the other black wire connects to wire going to Load (halogen lights).
If power passes through each dimmer going to next dimmer, the circuit will not work.

2) Unknown what you are replacing. Are you replacing 12 switches with 12 dimmers? Or maybe replacing 1 switch with 12 dimmers.
Number and type of devices being replaced is not known. And wires to each of these dimmers is not known.

3) You have a single 14-2 wire going to all 14 dimmers? Or does each dimmer have a different 14-2 wire?

4) You want to wire dimmers in series? So you want power to flow through one dimmer and control next dimmer?
You cannot wire dimmers in this manner and expect circuit to operate.
You can wire ordinary switches in series, but not dimmers.

5) Typically dimmers and switches are wired in parallel.
The Hot wire connects to one wire on each dimmer.
Since your dimmer has 2 black wires, the hot connects to either black wire on dimmer.
Then a jumper wire is added to connection, and the jumper wire carries power to next dimmer, and so on.
In this manner, each dimmer receives 120V potential. And then wire going to load connects to other black wire on each dimmer.

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House wires are for a 3 way switch, you will need a different switch

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