3-way switch not working after replacing fixture


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Old 04-12-15, 05:45 PM
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3-way switch not working after replacing fixture

I had replaced the ceiling light in my kitchen. The 3 way switched worked liked they should. Before I changed it out I drew a diagram of the wiring at the old light. It went red to red from each switch, black to black from each switch, one white from switch 1 to white on light and white from switch 2 to black on light.

It's wired power -> switch -> fixture -> switch

I wired the new light same way but now the 3 ways don't work the way they should. It's the typical one light turns on off other switch turns on off but when switch 2 is off switch 1 won't turn on.

I'm pretty sure it's not the switches since they worked prior to me changing the light. Any advice would be great!
 
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Old 04-12-15, 05:54 PM
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Welcome to the forums. Which wire is connected to the black screw on each switch. Those should terminate at your power and load.
 
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Old 04-12-15, 06:13 PM
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Thanks for the welcome. Switch 1 has black wire at the black screw and switch 2 has white at black screw.
 
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Old 04-12-15, 06:33 PM
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Normally black wires are used for line and load, while red and white are runners. You will need to change the black and white wires on switch 1.
 
 

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