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bjm123

04:49PM | 06/24/03
Member Since: 06/23/03
3 lifetime posts
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Need help replacing old 3-way dimmer switch, old dimmer switch has 2 red wires and 1 black wire, new dimmer switch has 2 black wires, 1 red wire and 1 green wire. need to know how to wire the new switch?

Toblin

07:20PM | 06/24/03
Member Since: 10/08/02
30 lifetime posts
A 3 way dimmer switch? Is there really such a thing? I'm not an electrician, nor am I being facetious. I just never heard of a 3 way dimmer.

Tom O

04:16AM | 06/25/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
477 lifetime posts
New blacks to the wires that the two red leads went to and the single red lead to where the black used to go to. Green wire to an equipment ground if available in the box.

DrewBuilder

06:22AM | 07/01/03
Member Since: 04/16/03
12 lifetime posts
Love three-way dimmers. Great for things like hallway lights, that are nice to keep on dim at night. Readily available. You probably want the push-pull/rotary type, because the slide type won't work properly in a three-way circuit.
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