Going from a dimmer to a regular switch


Old 05-22-06, 10:50 AM
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Going from a dimmer to a regular switch

Please excuse me if I don't know the proper terms as I am a novice. I thought this would be simple (is anything lol?)
Ok, I just wanted to relplace the dimmer switch with a 'normal' one. I removed the plate and there were 5 wires (I had expected 2, maybe 3) Two black were together and wired to the dimmer and one red was wired to it as well. The 2 white were capped together and unused (they were tucked in behind)
My question is, how do I wire the new switch? Which wires go where?
Here is a pic of the previous setup.
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Old 05-22-06, 11:26 AM
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Same way that the dimmer was installed.

On the new switch, there will be two screws (just like on the dimmer).

The two black wires should be attached together with a wire nut and a pigtail going to one of the screws on the switch.

The red wire should go to the other screw on the switch.

The white wires should remain attached together with a wire nut.

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