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I have a gfci light switch on top, outlet on bottom. The

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I have a gfci light switch on top, outlet on bottom. The light & outlet switch I'm replacing had a red wire on the brass line terminal, a blue wire on the brass line terminal and a white wire on the silver load terminal. How do I connect the gfci switch with the 2 black switch lead wires?
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Steven Parent replied 5 months ago.

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What make/model is your new gfci/switch device? Any pictures of the existing wiring?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I decline the call. The switch is a leviton
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Dont know model #
Expert:  Steven Parent replied 5 months ago.

Is the old switch still connected?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No
Expert:  Steven Parent replied 5 months ago.

Does the red or blue wire come from a group of connected wires? Or just straight from a cable at the back of the box?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
There's only one cable coming into the box
Expert:  Steven Parent replied 5 months ago.

With a red blue white and ground ?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No ground
Expert:  Steven Parent replied 5 months ago.

And is this gfci/switch the only device in this box?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Expert:  Steven Parent replied 5 months ago.

Do you have any type of voltage tester?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I do
Expert:  Steven Parent replied 5 months ago.

Can you test to see which one of those wires is powered

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
OK, but the power is off right now because working on another switch
Expert:  Steven Parent replied 5 months ago.

Oh ok. Well that's fine, you can test it when your ready. But the wire that is powered and one of the black leads from the switch can both terminate under the brass line screw on the gfci. The wire that is not powered will connect to the other black lead from the switch. The white wire will terminate under the silver line screw on the gfci.

Expert:  Steven Parent replied 5 months ago.

How did you make out? Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns.

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