# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Building Management II Task 1386772449

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Replace a defective light switch.

Definition

Replacement should include
  • turning off power to the switch and removing the fuse controlling the switch
  • tagging the fuse or breaker box, indicating someone is working on electrical system
  • removing the cover plate
  • removing the screws holding the switch to the box
  • pulling the switch out of the box
  • loosening the terminal screws and removing wires
  • reattaching the new switch to same terminal wires, ensuring the loops are clockwise
  • pushing the switch back into the box and fastening
  • replacing the cover plate
  • replacing the fuse and returning power
  • checking to see if the switch works.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the relevant safety precautions/procedures for replacing a defective light switch?
  • What are the differences in the features of three-way and single-pole switches?
  • What tools and materials are required for replacing a light switch?