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I'm in an old house. I removed and replaced 2 out of 3 with no problem. I get to the third and there are 5 wires: 2 black, 2 white/cream, and one bare copper wire. I think I have it hooked up right but the breaker flips when I turn power on. What am I doing wrong?enter image description hereenter image description hereenter image description here

  • How many switches are on the wall? – Kris Oct 22 '18 at 22:43
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    Can you post photos of the insides of the switch and fan boxes? – ThreePhaseEel Oct 22 '18 at 23:02
  • There is one to this room (switch)! – Cwil Oct 22 '18 at 23:28
  • My phone takes to good of pics and it's getting dark I'll try again tomorrow on pics – Cwil Oct 22 '18 at 23:31
  • I think I have it hooked up right ... that is a very poor description of how you hooked it up – jsotola Oct 22 '18 at 23:55
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Note sure of how you connected them. If Load if attached to neutral its going to make a short circuit and Breaker flips.

Bare Copper wires is usually earthing. Usually black wire is Load and white wire is Neutral. If Black is joining to black(also white with white) then it represent a serial connection that may be used in some other place using the same switch.

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