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Typically in three way residential switching the Red and White are used as travelers from 3 way to 3 way. That in mind, connect the black to black, red to one red and the other red to the white. mark the white wire with black tape.

Leviton... | Answered on May 01, 2017

most likely the type of lamps/bulbs you have are not compatible with the dimmers.

Leviton... | Answered on May 01, 2017

hook a black to a black and the white to the other black. What they did there is called reverse feed, they pulled power from light box down to switch on one wire and send it back on the other wire. hook it up like that and it should work

Leviton... | Answered on Oct 09, 2015

i want two dimmer switch parrel they both fhave two black and one green how fo you wire it up

Leviton... | Answered on Jul 01, 2013

Yes, but one of the outputs (runners) will remain unused. If your switch has pigtail wires (rather than screw terminals) the unused one will be live when the switch is off. Be sure to put a wire nut on the spare wire to insulate the end of it.

Leviton... | Answered on Nov 30, 2012

There are a possible two problems you might have. First a quick explanation of 3-way systems. If you have a common 3-way system, one switch box will have the "Power End" and the other switch box will have a "Switch Leg" end (the wire that goes to the actual light fixture. Then inbetween the two boxes there will be two (usually red / black ) "travelers" that connect to the switch. http://www.electrical-res.com/EX/10-19-02/3-way-switch-wiring-diagram.jpg Here is a link to a standard 3-way system. In the picture, the switch on the left is the "power end" and the switch on the right is the "switch leg" end. the first thing to do is establish whether you are in the "power" or "switchleg" box. You can do this by completely disconnecting the dimmer, then test which wire has power using a voltage meter. (do not use a "hot stick"! the tester that beeps or lights up when it senses voltage. These can give you a false reading) Once you know which wire has power, go to the other switch and flip it. If the same wire still has power, then you are in the "Power" side of the 3-way, IF A DIFFERENT WIRE HAS POWER NOW, YOU ARE AT THE "SWITCH LEG" side of the 3-way. The most frequent mistake made while installing a 3-way switch is getting the common and travelers mixed up. If you are in the "Power end", the "common" (or connection to your dimmers black wire) should be the wire that had power no matter which position the other switch is in. If you are in the "switchleg" box, the "common" or black wire from the dimmer should connect to the third wire that DID NOT HAVE POWER no matter which position the other switch was in.
The second (and less common) mistake with 3-way systems and dimmers is that certain dimmers are REQUIRED to be on either the power or switchleg side to work properly. If this is required it should be stated in the instructions!. Good luck and feel free to reply if you're still having trouble getting it going.

Leviton... | Answered on Aug 31, 2012

The switch has two black wires, One for Hot (black) in and out. The white is neutral (white) and needs to be tied to the load (socket, light, fan... ect.) after the switch. The green is earth (ground) and needs to be attached to you electrical box (the metal backing box)

This is not my picture, i just grabbed it from google.


Leviton... | Answered on Mar 06, 2012

with a three way switch like this, you will have two traveller wires and a common wire. Look in the instructions for the switch or on the back of the device itself to see if there is a wire labeled "common" or "com". This common wire from the old switch hooks up to the common wire on the new switch. I did a bit of searching on the leviton 6602, but couldn't find anything specifically about the three way version (I would venture to guess, however, that the red wire on the old switch is the common). The common on one of the three way switches will always be a constant hot (or power) wire...the common on the other three way switch will be the "switch leg" or the wire that connects directly to the light. The two travellers go to the other two wires. Check the pamplet that came with the lutron device, it should show which wire is common and which are travellers.

Leviton... | Answered on Sep 24, 2011

seems like you have wiring for a three way switch you need a three way switch to make it work , the way i do it is the black and white are hot red is a traveler wirewhite will be onb top the others on bottom there should be a screw on top two screws on the bottom see if the white is tag with a peice of black tape on it to tell you the wire is hot, good luck

Leviton... | Answered on Sep 06, 2011

The best thing you can do in that situation is match the wire colors of the dimmer to the colors of the screw terminals on the switch you removed. Unfortunately, its too late for that - so here's my best guess: One of the black wires in the box will be coming from the same romex cable as the red wire. Take THAT black box wire and connect it to one of the red wires on the dimmer. Take the red box wire and connect it to the remaining red wire on the dimmer. Connect the black dimmer wire to the remaining black wire in the box. The two white connectors in the box get tied together - they don't get tied to the dimmer. And the ground (green) wire on the dimmer just connects to the bare ground connection in the box itself - or to the metal backbox - or cut it off and don't use it.

Leviton... | Answered on Aug 25, 2011

Is the dimmer rating higher than the load? Are you trying to dim fluorescent lamps? A flourescent requires special dimmer switch.

If you over loaded or mis-wired a transistor or wire wound dimmer, you may have damaged it.

Is this a three way light circuit?

Leviton... | Answered on May 30, 2011

Not really worth it at this point, just replace the dimmer.

Leviton... | Answered on Mar 08, 2011

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