First, I am not too familiar with electrical wiring, and normally I will get
an electrician to do a job, but this one is simply swapping an old switch to
a new one, so I figured I can just match up the old and new switches and do
What I have is a double gang box that has four switches, two on each side.
I turned off the main power and removed the cover plate, pulled out the
switches and it looked like this:
Note the top right switch is broken, this is why I am replacing this.
The left switch has a black wire connected to the top left. As seen in the
This black wire actually connects to the top right side of the right
switches, as seen below:
A black wire connects to the left bottom of the right switch, and a red wire
to the left top of the right switch, as depicted below:
To the right side of the right switches, the top is connected to the black
wire that came from the left switches, and there is a white wire that
connected to the bottom right. This white wire is all frayed and loosened
None of the switches are grounded. I saw three green wires tucked inside
the box, screwed into a single nut. Not sure if they should have been
connected to the grounding screw or not.
Now the problem. The Leviton Two Switches I got (I have a pair of them) do
not look exactly like what I had so I can't just match them up.
The left side of my Leviton Switch look like this:
The right side like this:
Can someone tell me how I should be wiring them from the pictures? The
Leviton switches has 4 screws, and they are labeled according to the
instruction sheet A1 (top left), B1 (bottom left), Common Line 1 (top
right), Common Line 2 (bottom right). And do I need to break off the fin
located between the black screws?
Thanks in advance,