What do I do with this "extra" black wire on my existing switches to replace them with two Kasa smart dimming switches?
NEW SWITCH (I have two of them):
NEW SWITCH EXPOSED:
FULL POST: Bought my first house last month, and I've been making modifications. I've installed a smart doorbell, smart lock, new cabinets hinges & pulls, etc.
DYI skills: 5/10
Electrical skills: 2/10
Based on what I read: white is neutral, copper/green is ground, red is load, and black is line. But I have an "extra" black line connecting the existing switches (I think). If that's what's going on, how do approach installing two smart switches to replace the two existing switches? I don't see where I can connect an extra black wire.
If I bought the wrong switches, can you send a link or two for better ones?
Please and thank you!