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I am installing a Leviton dimmer switch to what appears to

My name is***** am installing a Leviton dimmer switch to what appears to be a single-pole light switch. I have black on black, green to ground and red to white. However, when I flip the breaker on and hit the button, nothing happens. The light doesn't come on. There are other lights on the same circuit and they do come on. Now there is an extra white / black wire in the box. Does this mean this is a 3-way instead? I have photos of the original light switch and the current hook-up if that is helpful.

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My dad replaced a light switch in the bathroom-now the light

My dad replaced a light switch in the bathroom-now the light has to be on to use anything else on that circuit-he must have wired it incorrectly-the alarm is on that circuit and we need to keep the light ton to use it!

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I put in a new ceiling light. When I have the switch on the

I put in a new ceiling light. When I have the switch on the light lights.JA: Sometimes electrical issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Electrician I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts.Customer: when I turn the switch off it trips the breaker. I can't reset it without turning the light switch back on. What have I done wrong?JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: ceiling box is also a junction box because I have 2 black,red and grounds.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Electrician about your situation and then connect you two.

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Ive screwed up! I have a junction box with three wires

Hi pearl, ive screwed up! I have a junction box with three wires coming in above my master bath. One is power, the other two are individual lights/switches for the vanity and shower room. I was replacing one light, and now cant remember how to put the wires back!JA: Sometimes electrical issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Electrician I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts.Customer: Thanks!JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I think thats it.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Electrician about your situation and then connect you two.

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We are installing a ceiling fan and the light will not work,

We are installing a ceiling fan and the light will not workJA: Sometimes electrical issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Electrician I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts.Customer: okJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: yesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: i dont think soJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Electrician about your situation and then connect you two.

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Just trying to figure out what gauge wire to use 15A circuit

Just trying to figure out what gauge wire to use for a 15A circuit to supply power to outdoor receptacles. The distance from the panel to the outside junction box is 79ft, then another 75ft to the first receptacle, then another 33fr to the 2nd receptacle and lastly 49ft to the 3rd receptacle (so a total run of 236ft)JA: Sometimes electrical issues that that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Electrician I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: I was hoping to :)JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: The run from the house to the first receptacle is located at a shed to which power for a light is also being wired. So, to that pointthe run is at 154ft (distance for wiring within the shed itself would be say 15ft).JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Electrician about your situation and then connect you two.

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When I turn on the two light switches in the living room I

when I turn on the two light switches in the living room I get a power surge throught the house, when turned off I cant run the dryer.

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My kitchen has recessed lighting (about 5-6 canisters) and

my kitchen has recessed lighting (about 5-6 canisters) and bathroom has vanity lights (2 arrays of 4 lights bulbs) both rooms have just started lighting delayed and in a slow sequence instead of turning on all at the same time, is this dangerous I will be keeping them turned off until I can get someone out here but I'm a bit worried something major just went wrong with my electrical is it safe?

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I have aswitches light. The light fixture is simple 1 bulb.

I have a*****switches for 1 light. The light fixture is simple 1 bulb. The wires are white, black, copper ground. In that junction box, there is 2 sets of romex coming in that each have copper ground, black, white and red. The red are connected and have a wire nut. The problem is this: the wiring for the previous light fixture, same black, white, copper ground were all undone from the romex and both sets undone except ground and reds. Cannot figure it proper to wire it right without tripping breaker. Somehow did i cause 110 to become 220? If so, what is the proper configuration so this doesny happen??

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