As you can see in the picture the top switch doesn’t work at all. The bottom switch is the one that actually works.
How can I change this 2 switches to just 1 - when I would buy a brand new one
Please help on this!!!
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Assuming that the black and red wires that are connected to the same side of the switch power either light fixtures or standard outlets...
Since that is a duplex switch it performs 2 functions or handles 2 lighting circuits. If you want both functions to be controlled from 1 switch just combine the 2 wires going out of the switch. A picture of the other side of the switch is necessary to see how the whole circuit is wired.