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I have a two single pole switch. when hooking it up with line voltage on the left side of switch and neutrals tied together and ground connected i still get 120 volts to bottom of switch when i flip the top switch.

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Just to make sure: Your white wires should NOT be attached to the switch in any way. If you have multiple lines coming into the box, both incoming and outgoing, strip about a 1/4" of insulation off all of the white wires, wire nut them all together and tuck them into the back of the box. Do the same with the ground wires and add a piece of wire to run to the switch if it has a ground (green) screw.

On a double switch the two screws on one side that are close together have a jumper on them so you only need one black wire from the circuit breaker to power the switch. If you need seperate circuits for the switched objects you can cut the jumper and run seperate wires to the top and bottom switches. The two screws on the opposite side are further apart are for the black wires that come from the switched objects.

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4) Hot is identified. Next, find the neutral wire if it is among the 4 wires.
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If neutral is not one of the 4 wires, then don't worry about the neutral connection because it will already be wired together.

6) Image of 1755 switch shows 1 screw terminal on the Hot side, so connect Hot wire to this single screw.
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7) Since I cannot see wiring project or know what loads or how the testing comes out, I suggest connect the Hot wire to single screw terminal.
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New device also has switch and receptacle.
You want switch to control light, but not receptacle.
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