I am replacing the switches for a 4 way with new Adorne switches but can't get them to work. My house was built in the 80's so there are no 3 wire cables, just two. I know the 4 way setup was working before so not sure how to get them to work now. I am going to try to explain the wiring but its hard to do without drawing a diagram and not sure how to do that. Also, these switches don't have single screws, they are the type you insert the wires into them and tighten and each terminal can accept two wires. (exp. can insert two wires into hot, etc).
@ First Switch:
#1=2 wire cable from breaker box.
#2=2 wire leading to Second Switch
#3=2 wire cable leading to Third Switch
Switch has these labels (its an adorne wave, capable of 3 way)
As it is now, all grounds are connected with one wire nut.
Black wire 1 and 2 connected together
White 1 and 2 are connected together
The 3rd cable leading to 2nd switch is independent.
@ 2nd Switch
#3= 2wire cable coming from First Switch
#4= 2 wire cable leading to third Switch
Switch has these labels (its an adorne sensa switch, says its also for 4 way)
@ Third Switch
#2 2 Wire coming from First Switch
#4 2 Wire coming from Second Switch
#5 Wire coming from Light
Switch is sensadimmer, it says it does not require a neutral to work, just to illuminate the leds lights on it.
My biggest confusion has been the 2nd and first switch, I've tried various ways and the third always works but can only get it to work with the first OR the 2nd, not all three.
I've tried this
First switch 2nd switch 3rd switch
Hot=a)jump from Blcks1&2
b) #3 Black >>>>>> Hot a) #3 black
b) #4 black >>>> Hot= #4 black
3way= #3 white >>>>>> 3way=a) #3 white
b) #4 white>>> 3way= #4 white
1pole= #5 black
white= jump from
but that results in only two of the switches working, i've also tried using the hot coming in from the first switch on the 3rd switch, only the 3rd switch seems to work that way.
I can't remember all the different ways i've tried. I know the 4 way switch should have two ins and outs but since the switch isn't labeled as such I don't know which ones they are. Is the 3way an in or out? Any help, infor or clarification would be very much appreciated.