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Old 06-09-2019, 09:30 AM   #31
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Re: 3 way switch blues


That white wire is not a neutral. It is a hot feed to a switch loop.
At the switch that white should be connected to the switch.
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:33 AM   #32
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Removed the fan and it has 2 cables within the box. Why would the hot of one cable be connected to the neutral of the other cable? So the fan used the neutral from one cable and the hot from the other cable.

That's a switch loop - power to ceiling box, then it's spliced to the switch, then switched power back up to the ceiling.
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Ok. Well looks like I’ll be contacting an electrician because to me everything looks good. The led lights are on but like I said you have to look inside of the housing to see them
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:42 PM   #34
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The black that is connected to the white is your incoming hot. The white with the yellow wire nut is your incoming neutral. The white wire connected to the black wire takes power to the switch. The black with the white wire nut is the power returning from the switch. The black wire that is connected to the white wire looks like it is connected with a wire crimp and is not insulated. Remove and connect with a wire nut.


This is not the source of your problem with hall lights.


Using a multi-meter, do a voltage check between the black and white wire of the 2-wire cable in each switch box. That should tell you if you have a neutral to the switch boxes and if you have a neutral from the switch box to the light fixtures.
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Old 06-12-2019, 10:24 AM   #35
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If the lights worked properly before you started your project, and you didin't remove or change any wires to the switches or the lights, and they didn't work after you painited. the problem is either the switches or you inadvertently loosened a connection. Since you checked all the connections, the problem is the switch. I notice that sometimes in my 2 and 3 switched lights, sometimes someone will leave one of the switches in a "neutral" position; not on, not off; If any of the switches are in a neutral position the circuit cannot be completed and none of the lights will get energized from any of the switches.

In the pictures I see a lot of paint on the switches, so perhaps you got some paint into the inside contacts of one of the switches, rendering it inoperable.

If on the other hand you removed wires and rewired. I'd suggest drawing yourself a sketch of the wiring as it is, and check which leads are hot and which are travelers. Map it out and then check against correct installation. There are several wire guides on line for proper installation of double or even triple switched installations.
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