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Old 06-23-2013, 01:22 AM   #46
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Just don't want you to get over your head and hurt, is all.

It seemed to me that the responses with diagrams were correct.

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I am hoping to try the suggestions this evening, and if they don't work we are decided we won't have the pilot light anymore so we have a switch that will work right to turn the light inside on and not have it work when it wants too...we are looking for a member of the church who knows electrical to see if they can also help but I was trying to see if you guys could help...I also read up on the voltmeter so I can use it and fine the neutral and hot line safely and right.
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When I was reading your earlier posts, you mentioned red went to common on the old switch. You need to define what you mean by common. It could mean one of two things.

1) The neutral
2) The terminal that is connected with the tab.

Normally how this works is black would go to the untabbed switch terminal. The red would go to the tabbed terminal. The white would go to the (normally) silver neutral terminal at the pilot light.

If that doesn't work, swap the red and the black. If that doesn't work, you will either need to figure out that meter, or get someone in there who knows what they are doing.
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When I was reading your earlier posts, you mentioned red went to common on the old switch. You need to define what you mean by common. It could mean one of two things.

1) The neutral
2) The terminal that is connected with the tab.

Normally how this works is black would go to the untabbed switch terminal. The red would go to the tabbed terminal. The white would go to the (normally) silver neutral terminal at the pilot light.

If that doesn't work, swap the red and the black. If that doesn't work, you will either need to figure out that meter, or get someone in there who knows what they are doing.
When I say commom mean the tabbed side. I will try it with the black and red switched and also the meter .

Or a professional or someone who knows more than me

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