Question about Gardner Bender #GSW-SK Door Switch
I installed a Gardner Bender GSW-SK jamb mounted switch in pantry door so light will come on when door is opened. The existing light fixture is a pull-chain type. Two black wires coming into the junction box are wire-nutted together with a pigtail coming from it to a set screw on the light fixture. Two white wires coming into the junction box are also wire-nutted together with a pigtail coming out to the other set screw on the fixture. Where do I connect the two wires coming from the jamb-mounted switch?
I'm going to guide you on how to create what is known as a "switch leg".
1- run a 12-2 w/ground wire to the light fixture from new switch.
2- connect black wire "hot wire" to the shiny bronze tinted terminal on switch.
3- connect the white wire " neutral " to the silver connection on switch.
4- connect the naked copper wire " ground " to the ground terminal on switch
5- Disconnect the two white wires in the junction box from each other.
6- Connect the ground to ground in j-box
7- Connect the black to one of the whites in j-box
8- connect the white to the other white in j-box
9- wire nut and tape all connections
Oh and be sure that you turn off the breaker before you start. Hope this helps. Good luck.
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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