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Old 02-27-2013, 10:06 PM   #1
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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?

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Wire the switch/s properly.

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