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If I understand properly, you want to connect a double switch with power from the GFCI and use one switch to turn on a light and the other switch the fan/light combo.
Is this correct?
all the wires are in the box that will hold the switch?
do you know which wires go to the light and to the fan/light combo? so they can be separated?
all the wires are white and black, no reds?
ok, first, separate the black wires only, that go to 1. the light and to 2. the light fan combo
Leave all whites connected as they are now
Then you will connect a short piece of wire to the GFCI, that will power the double switch
Then connect the black wires to the light and light/fan combo on the other side of the double switch
One side only, leave all white wires as they are now.
Look at that diagram
no problem, will await
ok, yes be safe
that powers both switches
there may be a small tab that joins the 2 screws
if there is, you only need to connect to one of the CO screws
lets back track, something is missing
i am here
can you see my post?
If you have power to the CO side, whatever is connected to A1 and B1 has to work
I dont know how well the chat works with a pad
does the receptacle work?
How many wires do have on the receptacle LINE side screws?
brass side? silver side?
Do you have all the whites stripped and twisted together with a wire nut, then a short piece jumper to the GFCI? All connections must be secure and only one wire to the GFCI screw
Why are connecting the bedroom to the load?
is the switch not in the same box as the GFCI?
why are you saying in the outlet? what does that mean?
we have 1 double switch and 1 GFCI receptacle in the same box?
5 pairs of wires?
Connect all the blacks together except the light black and the fan/light combo black and add a short 6" piece of wire to them, use that 6" piece to connect to the GFCI brass screw on the LINE sideThat will be 4 blacks total in the wire nut.Now connect all 5 whites plus a short 6" piece together with a wire nut.Take the 6" piece and connect to the silver screw on the GFCI LINE sideNow, take the only 2 blacks left and connect to the A1 and B1 on the switchAdd a short wire from the brass side of the GFCI LINE side and connectto the common on the Double switch.
That will make everything work
Something is crossed or not making connection right now.
ok, no problem
Did we lose you?
You were typing and then showed you off line.
Let me post another picture, tell me where the last cable goes
ok, hang on 1 sec
let me post a picture and you tell me where the last cable goes
The one with the ???, where does it go?
well, tell me what I am missing?
so I can make it complete
the one cable I do not have identified with a a name
the light fan combo has 2 cables?
Ok, just making sure I will change the diagram and show 2 blacks to the switch
This should be correct then, only 2 for constant power
ok, no problem, just post when you finish
No, nothing is necessary to connect to the load
need to verify the connections, if the GFCI will not reset, the power is not getting to it. Maybe the white or the black wire where they connect to all the rest. The jumper wire may not be making contact.
Since everything else is working, it is probably the white wire not making contact
Hard to get good contact with a lot of wires, I usually separate them and make 2 large connections
I always twist the sires around each other, then use the wire nut
at least it is 80% now
Well, anything is possible.
but it worked before, correct?
if you had a 2 lead tester, we could find out fast by measuring the screws for power
do you have a regular receptacle handy? swap it out for a test
yes, only way to verify power without a tester
if the regular receptacle works, then the GFCI is bad, if it doesnt work, there is a loose connection
On the gFCI?
blacks should be on one screw on the GFCI, on a regular receptacle it doesnt matter
ok, you can put 1 black per brass screw
the 2 screws are joined with a small brass tab that connects them
I am here
ok, sounds like the GFCI is bad then if the receptacle works now. Need to verify the ground connections though, may be loose
Loose ground will not stop the GFCI from working
GFCI measures the white and black wires only for differences
The grounds should all connect together and then jumper to the GFCI.
You need the grounds for the lights and fan for safety
Great Job, know it gets frustrating sometimes, been there before myself
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