How to install replacement switches

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Old 10-02-15, 03:37 PM
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How to install replacement switches

I have a 3 switch box. One switch has two black wires connected. It works.
The other two have a black and red wire connected. They dont work. There are lots of white wires only connected to each other. Then there is a ground not connected to anything except box. Any idea how to install new switches?
 
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Old 10-02-15, 03:58 PM
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What does the switches control?. One light or two lights? Is there another location that controls the same light?. You say the other two don't work. Do you have any idea what they are suppose to operate? Have you tried every combination?
 
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Old 10-02-15, 04:28 PM
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Replacing the switches will not help if the bulbs are burned out or if there is no power to the switches. What troubleshooting have you done? Do you have a meter?
 
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Old 10-03-15, 05:02 AM
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The two switches with black and red connections could be switch loops.
 
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Old 10-03-15, 09:05 AM
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There are lots of white wires only connected to each other.
How many whites?
The other two have a black and red wire connected.
Does it say "on and off" on these switches?

Could you pull the switches out without disconnecting anything and give us pictures of all the connections to the switches and the white wires? http://www.doityourself.com/forum/li...rt-images.html
 
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