Replacing a dimmer switch requires removing the existing cover plate, using a volt tester to ensure there is no power and hooking up the color-coordinated wires. Replace a dimmer switch with tips from a home remodeling specialist in this free video on home repairs.
Hello again this is Oscar Moreno with Moreno Custom Home Visions and today we'll be teaching you guys how to replace a dimmer switch. The materials you are going to need are going to be a brand new dimmer switch, also some wire nuts and then the tools that you are going to need are real simple. You are going to need a pair of needle nosed pliers, an electrical tester just to make sure there is no power in those lines and also a screwdriver. Now then the first thing we are going to do is to remove the cover plate that is covering the actual dimmer. After that we are going to make sure that we are not working with power and we are going to use our volt tester just to make sure that there is no power present. After that we will unscrew the screws that are actually holding the dimmer switch in place. Once we remove those switches out of there you will be exposing the wires that are hooked up connecting to the actual power source. Make sure that you just replicate the exact same way the new dimmer switch you get with the old one. Hook up the black with the same black wires and the secondary black wire to the same black wire. After that you have connected your wire nuts and your wires together and make sure you grab your dimmer switch, install it back into place and install it with the two screws that come supplied with it. After that make sure you put your cover plate on and then your dimmer switch cap and you're ready to go. You've got yourself a brand new dimmer switch.