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It's an old eagle single pole dimmer switch I'm trying to install. It has two hard connectors (screws) on the top and one black wire on the bottom. The switch I am replacing had just two hard wires (both black) attached. I simply put the two black leads which came to the old switch on the two connectors on the top of the dimmer and it did not work. I left the black wire coming from the dimmer capped with a wire nut. How should I wire this?

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My suspicion is that instead of connecting to the two screw terminals, you should connect one of your house wires to the black wire - and the other house wire to one of those screw terminals.

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Can I just cut the black wires coming out of old switch and connect with wire nuts to black wires of new switch? And cap off the ground wire from new switch since no ground on old switch?


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