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Can I just cut the black wires coming out of old switch and connect with wire nuts to black wires of new switch? And cap off the ground wire from new switch since no ground on old switch?

Replacing Thyrocon SDP600 single pole dimmer with Lutron single pole that has ground wire

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Switches should be grounded to protect you if you have wet hands or a plumbing leak. There has to be a ground wire in the wall plate box somewhere as the box itself is grounded. The should be a screw terminal inside the box. You switch ground goes to it.

As Brad says, capping off a ground wire on any item is against building code.

You can see the Ground connection on the bottom right in the image that I have linked to.

http://www.luminite.co.uk/images/product-gallery/Single-metal-backplate.jpg

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You could do that but it would not be up to the electrical code requirements. Take the old one out and remove the wire nuts and put the new one in. There should be a ground wire stuffed in the box somewhere. Unless the house is really old. You connect the ground wire to the bare ones in the box.

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New dimmer switch not working


Hi -

The Lutron D600P is a preset single pole dimmer. Wiring is pretty straight forward as show in this diagram. Recheck wiring and if OK, continue below.

If power is present on both wires (black / red wires), power is being passed through the switch to the lamp and the light should be on. If not, try replacing the lamp.

Minimum recommended connected load is 40 watts. This switch is ONLY for use with filament type lamps - such as traditional tungsten, halogen, etc. It is NOT to control speed of Fan Motors, nor dimming of CFL (compact fluorescent lamps) energy saving types or other ballast operated lamps such as High (or Low) Pressure Sodium, Metal Halide, Fluorescent, etc. as this would create a high heat condition and could cause a fire.

If you're still having trouble, you can contact Lutron Technical Support Center 1.800.523.9466 24 hrs / 7 days www.lutron.com

I hope this helps & good luck!

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I have two black wires in box attached to regular light switch & want to know if I can install a Skylark S-603PG single pole dimmer switch which has one black , one red&white, red and green wires


This is single-pole -or- 3-way dimmer
Manual shows on following link:
http://www.lutron.com/TechnicalDocumentLibrary/0301107A.pdf

1) Manual says: The red/white wire is not used in a single-pole application. Twist a wire
nut over this wire for a single-pole application.
2) Green wire connects to bare ground wire. Or bare ground to bare ground.
3) Connect dimmer-red and dimmer-black to either insulated wire that came off of old switch

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Have a thyrocon dimmer, says on the bottom, 0180, also 600 w single gang, 500 w two gang, and 400 w three gang, 120 ac volt, the top that turns the dimmer on and off broke, went to Lowe's and Home Depot,...


http://www.lutron.com/Products/StandAloneControls/Dimmers-Switches/Pages/DimmersSwitches.aspx

Lutron shows widest selection of dimmers.
The wattages you posted are standard for multiple dimmers.

Once you identify type of dimmer, add a comment and say if dimmer is single-pole or 3-way.
A 3-way dimmer would be in a hallway, where more than 1 device controls same lights.
Single pole is where one device controls lights.

If I know what dimmer you have, I can search for the product and add another comment.

Or search for yourself:
For example, let's say you have 3-way Skylark dimmer.
Do a google search for 3-way skylark dimmer:
http://www.google.com/search?q=3-way+skylark+dimmer&ie=u
Or 3-way rotary dimmer, etc.

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The question is unclear.
Switches are single-pole or 3-way.
Single pole switches have 2 screws plus green ground screw.
3-way have 3 screws plus green ground screw.
I don't see Lutron rania dimmer
http://www.lutron.com/Products/StandAloneControls/Dimmers-Switches/Pages/DimmersSwitches.aspx

Identify your switch and your dimmer and add a comment.
I will look up the information.

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You posted under Lutron 3-way dimmer.

You didn't say the number of screw terminals on device or color of those screws.
If your device has two brass screws, then it is single pole.
If your device has 2 brass screws and 1 dark screw, then device is 3-way
If you are replacing 3-way switch, identify wire on dark screw >> connect this wire to dark screw on dimmer. Other two wires connect to either brass screw.

If device has wires instead of screws, the color of those wires is an important clue.
Answer back with the colors of those wire and it is easier to help.

Different dimmers are suitable for different types of lighting.
In an effort to help you, I searched my files for Lutron dimmers.
Lutron has 17 dimmer types, with numerous models under each type
They don't show DL-3PS
http://www.lutron.com/Products/StandAloneControls/Dimmers-Switches/Pages/DimmersSwitches.aspx

Lutron has NT-3PS
http://www.lutron.com/Products/StandAloneControls/Dimmers-Switches/NovaTDimmer/Pages/ModelNumbers.aspx

The NT-3PS is a 3-way dimmer.
Here is wiring manual:
http://www.lutron.com/TechnicalDocumentLibrary/wallbox_wiring_6_7.pdf

If the help above does not get you going, answer back with more information and we can help.

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I don't think that model is for a 3 way switch . It is for fan speed control only. Green is ground, and one incoming and one outgoing "hot" wire. You will need a different part number such as:
AYFSQ-F
http://www.lutron.com/TechnicalDocumentLibrary/0301277A.pdf

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If you purchased it at a 'big box' store, they will accept the return as a defective item, as they have national agreements with their suppliers to accept customer returns. Just tell them it didn't work and you want a store credit, you can then purchase the lower priced single pole dimmer you need and save some money in the process too.

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