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Need electrical diagram on connecting gfci to switch to light to switch Putting in a gfci receptical in bathroom connected to switch to light to switch. Can you help me please.

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This can be confusing, but basically, you will need to get a hot wire to the GFI receptacle. If you get a wire from a switch, you need to splice into the hot wire - not the other one (which is a switch leg). You will also need to get a neutral wire to the GFI recept. You normally won't find this at a switch, because you never run a neutral to a switch. The only exception is when there's a light on the switch itself. But let's not get confused with this. There's no neutral at a switch. So your best bet would be to get your hot and neutral from another receptacle. Or, you can get your hot and neutral wire from your electrical panel. Its very important that you do this correctly, otherwise you can cause other problems. I hope this helps you out a little. If you have more questions, feel free to contact me. Good Luck to you, and I hope this works for you. - Jim

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- There is no ON/OFF indicated on the switch or the instructions, so there is no way to know which direction is on or off. The picture included is upside down, and shown in the OFF position. If you install it with the switch on top, it will work intuitively with the switch up for ON and down for OFF. (Should be common sense, but doesn't say it anywhere, and the text on the device and photo suggests otherwise.)

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1) Strip all connections to 1/2", and use the holes on back of receptacle for direct connection.
2) Connect wires from breaker into terminals in back of switch/outlet. (Hot=Black-Gold; Neutral=White-Silver)
3) Connect white wire from light into extra hole next to the white wire from breaker.
4) Connect one short black wire from outlet into the hole next to black wire from breaker.
(this means all four holes are now filled)
5) Connect remaining black wire sticking out of receptacle directly to the black wire from your light.
6) Ensure all ground lines are properly connected.
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First you have to identify cables.
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One cable probably comes from breaker box, and one cable probably goes to Load (which means your fan-light)

Separate wires for testing. Turn power ON.
Test each wire to bare ground wire. Tester lights up on Hot wire. This wire will connect to brass 'Line' screw on back of new GFCI device.
Hot is identified. Test Hot to all other wires except bare ground. Tester lights up on Neutral wire. Neutral connects to silver screw that sits across from Line screw on new GFCI device.
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1) In this situation we need to test the wires.
Electricians don't guess, they test, and a diagram would be guessing which wire color does what.

2) FYI: non-GFCI receptacle located in bathroom is not code, and device will have to be replaced when property is sold. The reason for GFCI is the likelihood of you holding defective electrical gizmo from China in one hand while putting other hand in running water. Or electrical gizmo falling into bathtub occupied by wife with large life insurance policy.
If you have kids using that bathroom, I want you to avoid using non-GFCI device.

3) Your new device has color-coded screws: Dark, brass, and silver.
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4) Let's test to see which wire connects to which screw:
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Test each wire to bare ground wire.
Tester lights up on Hot wire. Hot wire connects to dark-colored screw on device.
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If I understand correctly, your are replacing a GFCI receptacle with another GFCI receptacle

And your existing GFCI has 3 black and 3 white wires

And there is not a switch involved in the changeover.

I downloaded the manual from Lutron

Every wiring diagram in manual shows:
Black wires connect to brass-colored screws
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The brass and silver colored screws are typical of all residential receptacles. The color-code tells the electrician which terminal gets the black and white wires.

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