Need help with GFCI outlet with switch wiring

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Old 07-21-13, 09:55 AM
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Need help with GFCI outlet with switch wiring

I'm replacing regular outlet/switch in bathroom with GFCI. Currently there are 3 conductors, (red, white, and black). Switch operates bathroom light.

I need help with wiring. Pictures attached

Can someone please help me with wiring?

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Old 07-21-13, 10:14 AM
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If the house black wire is connected to the side of the original device that has a tab and that tab has not been removed the wiring is:
  • One black wire of the new switch and house black pigtailed to the line side of the GFCI*.
  • Other black wire of the new switch to house red wire.
  • White house wire to silver screw line side of new switch.

The above isolates the light from the GFCI function so that if the GFCI trips the light remains on.

*Some GFCIs will accept two wires. If that is the case pigtailing is optional.
 
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Thank you so much. This worked great. I really appreciate your help.

Samir
 
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Old 07-21-13, 12:05 PM
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Thank you for letting us know the outcome.
 
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Old 07-22-13, 11:34 AM
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The white wire should loop clockwise around the screw,
 
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Old 07-22-13, 02:15 PM
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But that was his old combo. His new one is back wired.
 
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