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Replacing an old single pole light switch

Posted by HBX1133 none (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 10, 13 at 20:40

Help! I replaced a working single pole light switch with a new one and now no longer working. There are only 2 wires connected to switch, a red one and black one and two copper wires twisted together at the back of box. I've tried every combination of wires, What am i doing wrong?


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RE: Replacing an old single pole light switch

The two copper wires are the ground wires. Even if you reverse the two wires(red & black) on a two wire switch, it will still work.

Did you turn the breaker back on?

Also, be sure the bulb is good.

This post was edited by kentuck_8b on Sun, Feb 10, 13 at 20:52


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RE: Replacing an old single pole light switch

In case that didn't light your switch, maybe this forum can help.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wiring


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