How to replace switch w dimmer in a box w 2 switches and only 3 wires.
Hello, I love the videos. I was wondering if you know this too: I have 2 switches powered by 1 red, 1 black, 1 white and a jumper. I want to replace one of the switches (lets call this the right one) with a dimmer. So, currently the left switch has the red wire and jumper, the right switch has white, black and jumper. Both lights work, right one has a [dimmable rated] LED bulb now.
If I replace the right switch with a LED dimmer and connect black, white and jumper the same way as before (using the matching colored screws not using the unique brass colored screw) only the left switch turns anything on. If I connect the white wire to the brass-colored screw on the dimmer, neither light works.
Is there anyway to get a dimmer to work given I currently have only the 1 red, 1 black, 1 white and jumper? Does the new dimmer require a ground? Currently the dimmer has no ground and the green wire is just hanging there for now.
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