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Old 09-02-2012, 10:23 AM   #1
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I'm puzzled... 3 way light switch


One of my 3 way light switches wan't working properly. One switch would have to be "on" for the other to work. I took them both out and realized the common switch had a white wire in one and a black in the other. I made it so they were the same but it's still not working properly.

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Old 09-02-2012, 10:30 AM   #2
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We need to know all wires in each of the two boxes (pictures would help).

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see this for wiring 3 way switch
http://www.homeimprovementweb.com/in...way-switch.htm

and compare with your setup. This may clarify your issue.

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An electrical tester would be very helpful.... at the least, let us know which wire colors are where. You never know if the electrician actually used the same wire colors in both locations like he/she was supposed to.
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got it...thanks
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