I have a dual switch that controls my kitchen lights and my dining lights. It’s in a single pole location but has two switches, top and bottom, one for kitchen and one for dining lights. Currently there are two hot wires (white) one to the top switch and one to the bottom switch. And then two feed (black) wires, one from the top switch out to the kitchen lights and another from the bottom switch to the dining lights. Then there are three grounds that are twisted together with a single ground coming from those into the ground screw on the switch.
Now I want to swap that switch for a dual dimmer switch. Only problem is the wiring on the dual dimmer is different. It only has one incoming hot terminal, however the terminal has two options. A screw type connection and a push in connection. Can I put the two original hots together using one onto the screw and one into the push in connection?
(Edit-added) New switch is Lutron Maestro.
The new switch is Lutron Maestro MA-L3L3-WH (Dual single-pole 300 W/300 W Dimmers) Shown in the last photo is the box for the new switch.
First 3 photos are the original switch. I forgot to photo it before Unwiring but I marked up one of the below photos showing the original wiring.
The remaining photos are the new switch which I’ve already (tried to) wire except for the extra hot wire (white) which I’m not sure if I should just combine with the other hot or cap it off or something else…?
Thanks a lot!