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Hi. I'm trying to replace old 3 way switches. Something is not wired right to begin with. one switch will not turn on or off the switch if the other is not on. … read more
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I'm having a similar issue with three-way switch. One box
Hi! I'm having a similar issue with three-way switch. One box has one cable coming in and the other has two. The box with one has the black, red, and white connected to the 3-way switch (black connect… read more
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I live in a condo and I am trying to install a timer for the
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I am attempting to connect a fan and the light to a levitron
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I changed the 3-way switch in my but it doesn't work
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I have a 3 way switch that is driving me mad, i have 1
I have a 3 way switch that is driving me mad, i have 1 light,*****switches. Switch A is housed in a double gang box, switch b is by itself across the room. Switch a has the hot wire hooked to the comm… read more
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Got an electrical switch problem. I replaced a overhead
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Hi, I'm wiring in a dimmer on a light fixture controlled by
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I am trying to move a lightswitch which is part of a 3way setup.
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Im installing FR 100 series fan to vent two bathrooms using
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I am trying to install a new Leviton 3 way dimmer ( cat. no.
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Hi - I was switching out my plugs and light switches because
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I have two switches that control the same light. I want to
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Im installing a GE sunsmart timer. Ive wired the common(hot)
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I have a four way switch between 2 3 ways. Something went wrong and I tried to replace all the switches. They work but something is wired a little wrong because they only work depending on the positio… read more
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I purchased 2- Liviton 15/20A 3-Way Switch for my bathroom,
I purchased 2- Liviton 15/20A 3-Way Switch for my bathroom, my problem is I can only get 1-switch to either turn the light off or on; not either to turn the lights off or on. One switch have 3-wires 2… read more
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