Light switches are one of the most commonly and widely used tools around the world, which justifies the attention and time they need in order to keep your house or office well lit. I have seen a lot of people who treat light fixtures like a big deal, but let me tell you the truth. If you do it the right way, fixing your light switch would be a piece of cake for you! So let's get going already!

How do you fix a light switch?

Remove the faceplate

The first and foremost step you will have to do in order to fix your light switch is to make sure the power is off. Better safe than sorry, right? Once you have made sure that the power is off, use a screwdriver to open the faceplate of your switch and unscrew the existing switch from your electrical box.

All you have to do is pull out the existing switch without touching any wires and then make sure the power is still not active by using some testers.

Remove the wires 

Use your screwdriver to remove the wires from your existing switch, and if the wires are connected with terminal switches, then all you have to do is unscrew the terminal switch screws in a counterclockwise motion and pull out the wires.

Joining Wires 

Once you lose the green grounding terminal screw on the switch, make sure you are using needle nose pliers and then proceed to loop the bare or the green grounding wire from the circuit. If your switch has terminal screws, loop the circuit wires around the terminal screws in the same way too.

Then join the stripped ends of both of the switch wires and the circuit wires and then secure them with wire nuts.

Mounting the switch 

Firstly, fold the wires behind the switch carefully, avoiding any jerk or sudden movement, and push the switch box back into its place. Align the switch vertically, and then place the screws in the mounting slots.

Screwing the faceplate back

Last but not least, once you adjust the screws in the mounting slots, screw the faceplate back to the switch using the screws you took for earlier with the faceplate. Then proceed and turn the circuit back on. And you are good to go!

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