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Old 06-29-2014, 10:35 AM   #16
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Do you have a tester and know how to use it?
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Do you have a tester and know how to use it?
Yes and yes.


*edit - yes I have one. Yes I know how to use it to test outlets, live wires and such. I do not know how to trouble shoot this problem with it.
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Yes and yes.
So does the light come on with the switches in any position? Do you have power? what's the scoop?
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So does the light come on with the switches in any position? Do you have power? what's the scoop?
He says when both switches are down the light is on.
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My switches look just like this.
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He says when both switches are down the light is on.
Hahaha... totally missed that part, with that said, just reverse one of the travelers, but in all honestly, its working perfectly.... to ease your pain, just flip one of the three ways 180 degrees, problem solved.
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to ease your pain, just flip one of the three ways 180 degrees, problem solved.
LOL

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just reverse one of the travelers
Swap the traveler with the common?
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I'm dead serious....
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Swap the traveler with the common?
Do your switches work in any other position than both being in the down position? If not, you have a bad three way switch.


I was totally confused on your issue... I had a rough night last night.
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Do your switches work in any other position than both being in the down position? If not, you have a bad three way switch.
Both down is the only way they work.
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And how do I figure out if it's a bad three way switch? These things aren't exactly free...
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Flip both switches up and the switch where neither traveler is hot to ground is the switch that is bad. If neither switch is hot I will have to look at your pic again.
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you really should have a tester.

you can eliminate the switches and temp wire power down to a traveler, back on the black and up to the light.
then try the other traveler the same way. If that makes sense?

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I do have a tester. I'll check it in a few. Taking a break right now.
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