1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 25, 2013 11:02 AM by Rob Ramirez RSS

Need some help


Okay, so i purchased the 7729 combo switch. i'm replacing a reg. switch/outlet combo and a light switch. Switch/outlet combe was for bathroom vent fan and outlet. light switch for the lights. In my box, i have 4 dif lines coming in.

1. power from box

2. wire for fan

3.wire to lights

4. wire that supplies power to my dining room light.


I'm getting comfused because there are so many wires and every combo i've tried, i still can't supply power to my fan, switch or dining room light. GFCI combo has power for the outlet. all the lines are black and white, no ground wires.


Can someone walk me through this or email me a diagram? Also, let me know if you need additional information.




  • Need some help

    Generally, the only wires that are relevent are the wires that were on the old device (switch/outlet combo).

    If you are referring to a catalog number 7299 (diagram below), take note that on the back of the device there is a top and bottom, one says "line" one says "load". We will only be using the line.

    Hot wire from your panel, goes to the line hot terminal, brass screw

    Black lead from the 7299 (doesn't matter which one) also goes to the line hot terminal

    Neutral from panel goes onto the line neutral terminal (silver screw) on 7299

    If there is a neutral from the device (light/fan) you wish to control with the switch of the 7299, also attach it to the line neutral terminal of the 7299

    Take the remaining black lead hanging from the back of the 7299 and attach it to the wire that carries power to the device (ligh/fan) that you wish to have controlled by the switch on the 7299.

    Thats it. You may need to press the "reset" button once the breaker is turned back on.