3 way switch problem


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Old 12-12-16, 03:47 PM
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SOLVED!!!

Thank you all for your help. There's no doubt had I continued to work with you I would have solved it, but as I had figured it was something simple. A quick 5 minute conversation with my electrician and we had it figured out.

The culprit as I had figured the electronic switch being wired differently. My wiring diagram was indeed correct. The overhead counter lights were indeed piggy backing. The confusion was the 3 bundled white wires and black wires. What I found was that the black wire that was in the romex bundle with the single red wire was a traveler and need to be taken out of the bundle, unlike how it was originally wired. Keeping the 2 black (power in and power to the counter lights) in the same bundle wired to common and the red and black as travelers it all works once again. The whites? well leave them all twisted together tucked away as before.

Certainly learned a lot more about wiring which is about the only thing I enjoy about these lessons learned. Should have been a 5 minute job, but now I know.
 
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Old 12-12-16, 05:44 PM
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Ha a little later I realized they didn't work independently so the white needed to go to common in the other switch. Good grief
 
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Old 12-16-16, 01:18 PM
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You guys are helping me so I appreciate that, but pointing out semantics when you know what I meant isn't helping me.
You not using the proper terminology is confusing to us, and we do not know what you mean. I have had people call a both a single pole and 3 way switch a 2 way switch. We just want to keep things straight.
 
 

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