Black,red and white into light switch - replacing with switch/light combo

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Old 05-23-18, 04:53 PM
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Black,red and white into light switch - replacing with switch/light combo

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i have a old light switch that has 1 black wire and 1 red wire and 1 white wire coming connected. I want to replace it with a leviton receptacle/switch combo that I bought from Home Depot.

I put the neutral white line to the silver screw.

I connect the red wire to the brass screw

I connect the other black wire to the black screw next to the switch.

The breaker is still there so I did not need to connecting anything to the black screw on the receptacle side.

The light switch works - but the outlet has no power at all. I tried to switch the black and red wires around between the brass screw and black screw - the light switch still works but the outlet still no power at all.

I am unsure what is the issue.

I hve attached a picture of the old light switch and itís wiring here.

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Old 05-23-18, 05:31 PM
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You do not have a neutral at that location. The white wire is either a traveler or hot wire for the three way switch you have there. You need to find another location for the receptacle or get another cable to that box.
 
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Old 05-23-18, 05:39 PM
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Was not able to recover your picture. Looks like it's at Tiny pics which isn't supported here.
Try posting directly to the board..... How-to-insert-pictures
 
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Old 05-23-18, 09:17 PM
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Pictures attached. I have posted both sides of the old light switch.

I do not believe this is a 3 way switch as I have not found any switch that can control this light, other than the one I am trying to replace.

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Old 05-23-18, 10:36 PM
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Sure looks like a 3-way. Any other switches in the room regardless of what they do? If so you need to open and check for a bypass of the original 3-way.
 
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