installing a dimmer

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Old 10-14-02, 08:58 AM
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installing a dimmer

The box has 4 wires in it--each with a black, a white, and a bare.
They feed 2 switches, 1 for the vent fan and 1 for the vanity lights(6 bulb). All whites are capped off together as well as all bares capped off together.
I want to repace the light switch with a dimmer switch.
The new dimmer has a black, a red, and a green ground.
The present light swith is connected to 3 of the electrical wires all black(one of these is wrapped around a screw terminal and goes to the vent fan switch.)
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Old 10-14-02, 09:07 AM
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First make sure the power is turned off at the breaker.
Remove the wire from the screw and the one next to it( The 1 that is stabbed into the back of switch on the same end).Tie these to the black wire from the dimmer.The red wire will tie to the 1 . black wire that is on the other end of switch.
 
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