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I'm trying to connect a wifi light switch (wemo). The wemo

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I'm trying to connect a wifi light switch (wemo). The wemo has a ground, neutral, live, and load wire to connect. The problem comes from the switch panel I want to replace. There are 2 switches 1 flood lights and 2 out door ceiling fans. I only want to hook up the flood lights but there are 4 wires connected to that switch; ground, 2 blacks one on top and one on bottom, and a red wire on the side. I cannot figure out where those wires go on the new switch. I've tried multiple configurations and the switch works but now it turns on the fans out side also and the other switch does not function properly. Please help
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: I just bought the switch yesterday.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I don't think so
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 month ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you.

  1. Do you have a 2 wire voltage tester?
  2. Is there only the one switch for control of both.
  3. Please give me the total count and colors of all wires in the box.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
1. I don't have a 2 wire voltage tester
2. 2 switches. 1 controls flood lights and 1 controls outdoor ceiling fan.
3. 3 white, 3 black, 1 red , and 3 copper. One of the blacks is pigtailed and has 2 additional black wires, 1 to each switch.

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