rewire 3-way lamp with switch at base

Old 08-26-00, 07:32 PM
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I have a lamp with a 3-way switch on the base of the lamp. It has black, red & blue wires. The socket has white, red & blue wires. How should the wires be connected, including the two wires from the cord? I can get it to turn on/off. I can get it to go from one brightness to another brightness. Of course I have tried wiring it different ways. Any assistance would be appreciated.
Old 08-27-00, 06:30 AM
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The only thing, I can think of is netural(ribbed/marked) side of lamp cord connected to white wire in socket. Black in switch goes to hot side of lamp cord, red connects to red, blue connects to blue.
Old 08-18-08, 12:57 PM
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Red face Replacing kitchen flourescent light with a regular light

My light stays on after I turn off the switch

1) Ceiling electrical box has
a) 4 white wires
b) 4 black wires
c) 1 red wire
d) 1 ground wire (green)

2) Replacement light has
a) 1 white wire
b) 1 black wire
c) 1 copper wire

3) Light switch
a) 1 red wire
b) 3 black wires
c) 2 white wires
d) 1 ground wire (copper)
Only a black and red are attached to the light switch but they are all connected together.

What am I doing wrong? The hot wire (red) I thought was keeping the light on at all times but I disconnected that and it still stays on.

What wires
Old 08-18-08, 06:40 PM
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Connect it back at the switch. Connect the light to the red wire. The black wires are all continuous hot.

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