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Some of the wires have become detached from my double dimmer light switch. (I have two light bulbs in the room). When I opened the casing I found two banks of three 2x3 points (for wires to be screwed in). Two red wires were coming from the wall. One of these was attached to the middle point below and one was loose. There was a short length of blue wire inside, attached to nothing! Another blue wire was attached between the left hand point above and the corresponding point below. I reattached the red wire to the middle point above, to match up the reds.
I got one of the bulbs to light. But one switch would turn it on and the other switch would turn it off!
Where do I go from here please??
Electricity can kill!
Proceed with caution some of the wires (probably the red) may be live all the time. IF IN DOUBT CALL AN ELECTRICIAN!
First thing is to remove the fuse from or switch off the circuit breaker controlling this circuit and ensure all wires are dead using a circuit or neon tester.
Check the back of the switch terminals should be marked C (for Common), 1 and 2 for each switch. The red wire that was fixed would most likely have been in a C terminal, the other red wire that was free should go to the other C terminal.
The fixed blue wire may be in a 2 (or sometimes a 1) terminal, fix the other blue into the same numbered terminal of the other circuit.
IF IN DOUBT CALL AN ELECTRICIAN!
Electricity can kill!
Posted on Apr 07, 2017
Based on what you've written, it should be black to red, white to white, and green to green. If you still have trouble, post a picture so I can have a better look of this photo-cell.
Hope this helps,
Posted on Aug 22, 2008
Some one missed the wiring diagram. I believe its like this:
L1 = Line 1 = (Hot all are same thing)
Now usually the black is for AC and connects to a normally Open (NO) contact on the blower relay.
The heater speed (either red or blue) go the the normally Closed (NC) on the blower relay and on one side of this wire or contact on the relay it goes to the heating blower thermostat on the furnace.
The remaining wire (blue or red) you tape off.
L1 also feeds the Run Capacitor on 1 side and the Brown wire feeds the opposite side
The white wire is Neutral and goes to the neutral on the main line.
If this helps you please rate me accordingly and good luck.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
SOURCE: Single Pole Dimmer Installation
I'm not sure if this is going to work in your case, but I'm pretty sure it will...
Green to ground (probably bare)
Black to black
White to the red that's not labeled 3-way
wire nut on the red labeled 3-way
That should fixya!
Posted on May 30, 2009
the two black wires spliced are Live wires ( same value as RED) the other single black is the return. The two twisted blacks from the wall go into ther active hole of the new switch and the single into the return. No third wire for earth is needed
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
It sounds like you have accidentally by-passed the switch. The switch only needs one power leg to the pull-chain switch and the other 3 wires go on the other wire of the switch. The white wires get connected together as you have done.
Please turn off the power before you make a change.
Posted on Sep 20, 2009
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