I'll make this as simple as possible. I wanted to take the light switch on the left (pictured below) and replace it with the one on the right. This switch controls both the light and the fan but they never operated separately and both would come on with the flip of the switch...
I started to connect the new switch. Inside the wall, all of the wire, neutral wires are tied together. There are some black wires bundled together too but there's one black wire that is loose from the bundle for attaching to the switch. The copper wires are bundled the same as the black.
This leaves me with 2 black wires, a copper ground wire, and a red wire which I don't know if it's a hot wire or a traveler.
I started to connect it as shown below and have tried many different combos but nothing seems to work. Any suggestions is GREATLY appreciated as I have a wife nagging me to get this done. Please use laymen's terms when describing what I need to do.
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