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Old 12-01-2012, 10:10 AM   #1
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Why doesn't my switch work?


I am installing a new service for a kitchen light, and have made all of the proper connections yielding power, but the switch doesn't work. I do not have the ground hooked to the switch box, would this effect the switch?

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Old 12-01-2012, 10:17 AM   #2
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Why doesn't my switch work?


No, and without more details we can only guess what is wrong.
Pics, or wiring diagrams will help tell the story.

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Going to have to let us in on how you wired it and what type light you have.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:23 AM   #4
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If the box is metallic the ground should be connected to it and the switch. If the box is plastic you need to connect it to the switch.
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Ok I know that it is the proper thing to do to have the ground hooked up, but I didn't think it would effect the switch operation if it wasn't.
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With the information given, there is no way to help you.
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New service?
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The ground not being connected will not affect the operation of the switch. If you hooked it up correctly it would be working so I think you made a mistake. Tell us how you ran the cables and hooked them up. Then we can tell you where you went wrong.

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