OK, so i am replacing toggles with rockers in my kitchen. i have one 3way circuit controlling the overhead lighting. . . and replaced each 3way toggle with a 3way rocker. Wire for wire and it didnt work properly.
So I did come troubleshooting and verified the common wires and made sure they were correctly connected. Tried it again. No luck.
Now i think there MUST be a bad switch so I replace the 'cold' rocker with the original toggle - still the same issue so I keep the old toggle in place and replace the 'hot' rocker with the original toggle - NOW IT WORKS! I assumed the rocker was defective so I kept the toggle in place and replaced the 'cold' toggle with the new rocker... now it DOESNT work
I can accept one bad rocker but not two. . . are rocker switches somehow different than toggles in terms of how they work? What am I doing wrong? I am not a professional electrician but also not a newbie. . .