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cnich27 02-27-2013 11:06 PM

3 way switch problem
 
I have a three way switch controlling the lighting in my kitchen. The problem is when I turn the lights off at the switch by the bedroom, the other two switches wont turn the lights on; and if I turn the lights off by the other two switches, the one by the bedroom wont turn them on. Is there an easy fix for this?

k_buz 02-27-2013 11:15 PM

Wire the switch/s properly.

joed 02-28-2013 09:18 AM

Switches are mis wired. You need to get the proper wires on the common terminals.

hammerlane 02-28-2013 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by cnich27 (Post 1126527)
I have a three way switch controlling the lighting in my kitchen. The problem is when I turn the lights off at the switch by the bedroom, the other two switches wont turn the lights on; and if I turn the lights off by the other two switches, the one by the bedroom wont turn them on. Is there an easy fix for this?

If you have 3 switches that controls the lights this is a 4-way setup which entails two 3-way switches and one 4-way switch. Did this stop working properly just out of the blue or did you try to change a switch or have your hands in something?

There is an easy fix for this once you understand how a 4-way switch arrangement works.


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