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Old 02-22-12, 06:43 PM
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1 Light Goes On 2 Go Off

Hi, I recently replaced a light switch in one of my room and for some reason every time I turn it off the power and lights in 2 other rooms go off but when I turn the switch off the 2 rooms are fine until I hit the switch and its like the power is sucked outta them. Did I do something wrong?
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Old 02-22-12, 06:48 PM
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Did you replace it with an exact replacement? (IE: single pole with a single pole or 3-way with a 3-way) What kind of switch did you install?
 
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Old 02-22-12, 06:55 PM
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Did the previous switch have wires both on the screws and in the holes in back?
 
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I believe it was a 3-way, is there anyway for me to confirm this?
 
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Old 02-22-12, 07:19 PM
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A 3-way switch will have three screws on the sides of the switch (2 brass and one odd color) not counting the ground screw (green) A single pole only has 2 screws. If you were replacing a 3 way with a 3 way there should have been 3 wires to it not counting the ground.
 
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Okay then I believe it was replaced with a 3-way switch, is there any way it may be faulty?
 
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Old 02-23-12, 03:32 AM
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As Scott asked, did you replace wire for wire on the new switch? IMO you have mixed up the wiring and are switching a feeder leg to the other rooms. You may want to post a picture of the switch box, power off, and the switch pulled from the box, wires attached. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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