Replacing 3-way dimmer switch


Old 02-05-09, 11:24 AM
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Replacing 3-way dimmer switch

Im trying to replace a diimmer switch. The switch in the box now has 2 Black
1 Red
1 Green (ground)
in the box there are 2 wires, 1 with 2 wires white and black
1 with 3 wires white,black,red

the way it is wired now
from 2 wires white to black on dimmer
black to 3 wire black
3 wire red to red on dimmer
white to black
black to 2 wire black

now the new dimmer I bought has wires, 2 red,1 black and green (ground)

Would l wire it as 2 reds on dimmer to whites and black to red?

Thanks for your time !
Old 02-05-09, 11:47 AM
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You need to identify which wire in currently on the odd colored Common terminal on the 3w switch. This will connect to the Common wire on the dimmer. The other 2 wires can connect to the other wires on the dimmer.

Connect the grounding wire to either the grounding terminal or a ground wire on the dimmer.
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I deleted the post, my fault for not reading it clearly.

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