4 way switch wiring question

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Old 04-30-19, 09:00 AM
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4 way switch wiring question

I need to replace a faulty 4 way switch. Terminals are labeled LINE 1 and LINE 2. The replacement switch I got has IN and OUT.

Cable 1: Red (LINE 1), Black (LINE 1), White (Not connected).
Cable 2: Black (LINE 2), White (LINE 2).

Should LINE 1 go to IN? Or does it not matter? Also, white is not connected to anything. Something wrong?
 
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Old 04-30-19, 09:08 AM
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You should have two sets of identically colored wires.... like red and black. The exact instructions are usually on the box. Some switches have one set on one side and the other set on the other side. Some have one set on the top and the other set on the bottom.

You won't hurt anything or cause any shorts if it's wired wrong.
Correct..... the neutrals are carried thru and don't connect to the switch. Don't be confused with the white colored wire in a three way switch as it is not always neutral. The white wire can be a current carrying wire.
 
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