I live in an older house built in the mid-60’s, and I recently bought a Single pole dimmer switch to use for my dining room light. My old switch had the ground wire wrapped around a scew, and the other two wires wrapped around another singe screw. So I installed the dimmer where the old switch was, as per the directions. And to my amazement the dining room light didn’t come on, or dim or anything. now if that were the problem it would be simple enough -but no. The new dimmer switch now controls my refrigerator and not the dining room light! I used the same wires as the old switch, but now my fridge is being controlled by this dimmer switch, i can tell because it controls the light in the fridge. The fridge is plugged in to an outlet that is on the other side of the wall the dimmer is on. I am dumbfounded! does anyone have any advise? besides hire an electrician?
Thanks for any advice!