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All the wires are black.
so I have 3 wires and a ground. None of them are neutral? I'm installing this for a single light switch.
If you mean, did the original switch tie to another switch, the answer is no. (still trying to learn electrical terms)
I had a Lutron MAW-600 dimmer on this switch and it worked perfectly.
hold on, let me run and check
there are 3 white wires tied together in the back of the box.
So add an additional wire to the 3 that are tied together to tie into the neutral?
an 8 inch wire?
and how do I determine which of the 3 black wires I use for load and the other one?
I do, but I'm embarrassed to say I don't know how to use it!
iDeal 61-312 (model number)
one switch controls 7 lights in the kitchen ceiling.
so I need to go to Lowe's or Home Depot to get this wire, correct? I can't use any wire, correct?
without the 8 inch wire?
I tried that and it didn't work.
the blue light didn't even come on
I guess. It's closer to me.
I just used one of the 3 wires.
I hope I'm not confusing you.
no...I hooked 2 black wires together and on the load and one on the line. none on the neutral.
then I used one on the neutral, one on load and one on line. the blue light came on, the switch would go on and off., but the kitchen lights would not come on
so I need really need that neutral
I'll have to wait until tomorrow to get the wire because lowes will be closed by the time I get there.
okay, can I give you an update tomorrow once I get the wire?
cool. this is my first time using this.
It worked! I went to Home Depot and got a 1 foot piece of 12 awg for $0.32. Thanks for all your help!