Question about Leviton 5634 Dual 1 Pole Switch Decora Combo Device
Posted by Anonymous on
Try the link below for a diagram.
I would think that you have one black feed and two black legs going out, and three common wires that should be wired together with a wire nut. Is this for a ceiling fan with a light? or ?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
remove white switch one and connect to incoming white ground--all whites should be connected [hooked] together these are grounds-- switch 1 black from fan ,leave switch 2 red from fan ,switch 3 vanity black
Posted on Feb 22, 2010
one of the white wires has power on it constantly....that wire connects to the black wire of the leviton.......the other white wire which has no power to it is going to whatever needs power so that wire connects to the red wire of the leviton....the green wire connects to the metal box where your mounting the leviton.
Posted on Jun 28, 2010
SOURCE: I have a Leviton 5634
Review old switches:
Two old switches > each has 2 wires
Old switch 1 > Red and White
Old switch 2 > Black and White
The same white wire connects to both switches, so effectively they count as 1 wire
This means you have 3 wires ... 1 White, 1 Red, 1 Black
Each switch controls a separate load (light, fan, motor)
New Leviton double-rocker switch:
-Leviton has 2 Brass-colored screws on one side, and these screws are connected together by a brass plate >> your Hot wire will connect to brass screw
-Leviton has 2 Silver-colored screws on other side, and neither of these screws are connected in any way >> the wires going to each load will connect on a different screw on this side of switch.
Hot wire: Each box in your house has exactly 1 hot wire that is connected back to breaker box. This is true for all boxes (excluding boxes that have a 3-way & 4-way switches).
We need to identify Hot wire.
-By code the Hot wire is black for identification purposes ... but your box sounds like maybe the Hot wire is White.
-If your Hot wire is white, that is NOT an immediate safety issue ... it will not cause a fire or malfunction ... it is a code violation ... because code requires things be uniform so next electrician knows what previous guy did. So some day, electrician working outside grabs wrong color wire, and wow. I say this so you know.
Identify Hot wire:
-Pull 3 wires up so they can be tested
-Turn on power
-Use ordinary tester, or old lamp with plug cut off and wires stripped back
-Tape tester lead to sticks so hands are away from voltage
-Power is on. Don't stand in water or touch metal pipes, and you're fine.
-You have 3 wires in box + ground wire
-Test all 3 wires to bare ground wire >> when tester lights up, that is Hot wire ... testing is complete
Connect wires to Leviton double-rocker:
-Power is OFF.
-You have 3 wires - 1 White, 1 Black, 1 Red >> one is Hot wire, the other two wires go to load
-Hot wire connects to Brass-colored screws on new Leviton.
-Brass colored screws are connected together by a brass plate so the Hot does not need to connect to both brass screws.
-The other two wires connect to Silver screws on other side of new Leviton switch
-One wire goes to each silver screw
-Connect bare ground wire to green screw.
-Push wires back into box. Use eraser end of pencil if needed.
-Make sure ground wire is back and away from screws on switch
Posted on Sep 30, 2010
Something doesn't sound right here. The 5611 series products list themselves as being single-pole products with screw terminals - and you're describing what sounds like a three-way device with wire leads. It almost sounds like the wrong product was put in the box. Regardless...
First of all, I want to make sure that we're replacing a light switch. I am assuming that the two wires are the hot feed, and the switched-hot return to the light fixture. I dont' want to rule out the posssibliity that if, say, a receptacle used to occupy this box, the white white may actually be a neutral - in which case, installing a switch here will cause a short.
Assuming for the time being that it is a standard 3-way switch, of the three wires on the unit, one should be listed as the "common", and the other two as "travellers" - connect the common to one of the two house wires coming from the wall, connect one of the travellers to the other house wire, and place a wire nut on the remaining traveller (unused). If you can't figure out which wire is which, just guess and if it doesn't work, try a different wire combimation - there's only three possible ways to wire it and only one of them won't work.
Posted on Oct 18, 2010
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