electrical 101 – replacing a faulty light switchelectrical 101 – replacing a faulty light switchelectrical 101 – replacing a faulty light switch

by:Pat Hei Gate Hardware     2020-01-27
With the full resources of the South Cambridge Home Hardware building center, few things in life can be as satisfying as dealing with a relatively simple thing --it-yourself (DIY)
Projects around the house-no need to get the services of a professional contractor.
If the light switch does not work properly, this is obviously not caused by a bad circuit breaker or even a fuse (
You checked it, did you? )
It should be replaced.
Take the modern Leviton brand switch.
Before you do anything else, turn off the proper circuit breaker or unscrew the fuse.
This means there will be no power in this socket.
If not sure, visit South Cambridge home hardware to pick up a cheap voltage tester-this could be one of your favorite DIY gadgets if all goes well!
Loosen the screws on the side of the device with a standard screwdriver.
To remove these wires, insert the blade of the small screwdriver into the slot under the hole of the wire and push it in when the wire is loose.
Push the blade of the screwdriver into the slot and release the grip inserted into the wire.
What to Remember: White (neutral)
The wire is attached to the silver screw, or you place it in the back wire hole of the device which is the same as the silver screw; the black (hot or live)
The wires enter the holes in the brass screws or in the back of the device on the same side as the brass screws.
The wire is sometimes red.
Green or bare copper (ground)
If the device has a wire, connect the wire to the green screw terminal or electrical box on the switch.
Unscrew the switch from the electric box and pull it out with the still connected wire.
Because the power is off, you can match the connector in a simple way.
Screw down and attach a wire at a time-be careful.
Gently put the new wired switch back into the electric box and screw it in place.
Screw the switch board and turn on the power supply. Voila!
Regardless of the size of the project, please consult a home improvement specialist at the South Cambridge Home Hardware Building Center at 200 Franklin Avenue, Cambridge, or call 519-623-2361.
With the full resources of the South Cambridge Home Hardware building center, few things in life can be as satisfying as dealing with a relatively simple thing --it-yourself (DIY)
Projects around the house-no need to get the services of a professional contractor.
If the light switch does not work properly, this is obviously not caused by a bad circuit breaker or even a fuse (
You checked it, did you? )
It should be replaced.
Take the modern Leviton brand switch.
Before you do anything else, turn off the proper circuit breaker or unscrew the fuse.
This means there will be no power in this socket.
If not sure, visit South Cambridge home hardware to pick up a cheap voltage tester-this could be one of your favorite DIY gadgets if all goes well!
Loosen the screws on the side of the device with a standard screwdriver.
To remove these wires, insert the blade of the small screwdriver into the slot under the hole of the wire and push it in when the wire is loose.
Push the blade of the screwdriver into the slot and release the grip inserted into the wire.
What to Remember: White (neutral)
The wire is attached to the silver screw, or you place it in the back wire hole of the device which is the same as the silver screw; the black (hot or live)
The wires enter the holes in the brass screws or in the back of the device on the same side as the brass screws.
The wire is sometimes red.
Green or bare copper (ground)
If the device has a wire, connect the wire to the green screw terminal or electrical box on the switch.
Unscrew the switch from the electric box and pull it out with the still connected wire.
Because the power is off, you can match the connector in a simple way.
Screw down and attach a wire at a time-be careful.
Gently put the new wired switch back into the electric box and screw it in place.
Screw the switch board and turn on the power supply. Voila!
Regardless of the size of the project, please consult a home improvement specialist at the South Cambridge Home Hardware Building Center at 200 Franklin Avenue, Cambridge, or call 519-623-2361.
With the full resources of the South Cambridge Home Hardware building center, few things in life can be as satisfying as dealing with a relatively simple thing --it-yourself (DIY)
Projects around the house-no need to get the services of a professional contractor.
If the light switch does not work properly, this is obviously not caused by a bad circuit breaker or even a fuse (
You checked it, did you? )
It should be replaced.
Take the modern Leviton brand switch.
Before you do anything else, turn off the proper circuit breaker or unscrew the fuse.
This means there will be no power in this socket.
If not sure, visit South Cambridge home hardware to pick up a cheap voltage tester-this could be one of your favorite DIY gadgets if all goes well!
Loosen the screws on the side of the device with a standard screwdriver.
To remove these wires, insert the blade of the small screwdriver into the slot under the hole of the wire and push it in when the wire is loose.
Push the blade of the screwdriver into the slot and release the grip inserted into the wire.
What to Remember: White (neutral)
The wire is attached to the silver screw, or you place it in the back wire hole of the device which is the same as the silver screw; the black (hot or live)
The wires enter the holes in the brass screws or in the back of the device on the same side as the brass screws.
The wire is sometimes red.
Green or bare copper (ground)
If the device has a wire, connect the wire to the green screw terminal or electrical box on the switch.
Unscrew the switch from the electric box and pull it out with the still connected wire.
Because the power is off, you can match the connector in a simple way.
Screw down and attach a wire at a time-be careful.
Gently put the new wired switch back into the electric box and screw it in place.
Screw the switch board and turn on the power supply. Voila!
Regardless of the size of the project, please consult a home improvement specialist at the South Cambridge Home Hardware Building Center at 200 Franklin Avenue, Cambridge, or call 519-623-2361.
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