2 switch light problem


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Old 12-26-99, 02:39 PM
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Help!

I have a 2-switch light. I replaced the 1st switch and tho't I'd connected the wires correctly, but now the 2nd switch (which I haven't touched) doesn't work. I changed the hot wires around, but the 2nd switch still doesn't work.

Ideas?

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Frank
 
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Old 12-26-99, 08:22 PM
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Hi Frank.

Were they (switches)working before?

Wuold the light come on?

Did you install a sw. with 3 screws?

Did you checked the bulb?

Regards Zoltan
 
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Old 12-26-99, 08:26 PM
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Yes -- both switches were working before, the light works (overhead fixture), 3 screws on the new switch.

Thanks!

Frank
 
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Old 12-26-99, 08:45 PM
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OK.

I assume that you did not alter connetion on second Sw.
So.

If the feed is in the new sw. box, you have 5 wires there.
A 2 wire & a 3 wire cable.(most usual)

2 white wires are connected together.
Black wire from 2 wire cable is connected to colored screw.
Black & red from 3 wire cable is connected to the white screws.
If in that box are only 3 wires (normally)
Black wire is connected to colored screw.
White & red is connected to white screws.
I am waiting for response.

 
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Old 01-23-00, 09:45 AM
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hx98:

Thanks for your help -- solved the problem (only problem was finding time to do it in the post-holiday rush!)

fthomas
 
 

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