Breaker sometimes trips when switch turns off


Old 08-05-11, 02:48 PM
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Breaker sometimes trips when switch turns off

Hello, I bought my first house a few months back. I have one 3 way light switch that sometimes blows when I turn the light off. I thought it may have been the switch so I replaced it. It worked fine for a while, but then it tripped the breaker again so I havnt been using it. The other day I flipped it on and off and it seemed to work fine. I also taped the connections well when I replaced the switch to make sure nothing was touch the metal box.

Any suggestions?
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Old 08-05-11, 04:59 PM
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Welcome to the forums! How do the lights operate from the other switch? Does it trip when you use that switch?

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