Trouble Shooting Wiring for Bathroom

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Old 08-25-14, 09:28 AM
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Trouble Shooting Wiring for Bathroom

I am trying to get my vanity light and exhaust fan to run on a double switch. Top switch is the vanity light and bottom switch is the exhaust fan. I also have the electrical GFCI outlet on the circuit as well. Attached is my wiring diagram. Everything "works" to an extent. The light on the top switch works. However, the exhaust fan and outlet will only work when the light is on. Can someone please take a look at the diagram and help me out? Thanks!
 
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Old 08-25-14, 09:52 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

You have the wires on the opposite sides of the switch.
The terminals close together, with the bridging clip, is the line or hot side of the switch.
 
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So the mainline connects to the gold screws and the light/fan connect to the black. The diagram I have even shows that... should have paid closer attention. Thanks PJ.

Do I have to connect the mainline to both gold screws?
 
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You can use both gold screws for wiring but it's not needed as those two terminals should be connected with a bridging clip.

I would normally make up a black splice with a tail so that there is only one wire on the line side of the switch.
 
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Thanks for the help, PJ. Now I for the work day to end so I can go home and fix it.
 
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