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Electrical Question from Mike about Light Switch Wiring

Question: My hallway light can be accessed from 3 different light switches. I am trying to replace one with a clipsal No. 31 switch with 4 connections on the back. I have 2 sets of wires to connect with a white & a red coming out of each.
I thought I had copied it accurately however none of the 3 switches which access this light now work.

Electrical Question from Mike about Light Switch Wiring

Received from Mike a Homeowner in Launceston Tas

Question: My hallway light can be accessed from 3 different light switches. I am trying to replace one with a clipsal No. 31 switch with 4 connections on the back. I have 2 sets of wires to connect with a white & a red coming out of each.
I thought I had copied it accurately however none of the 3 switches which access this light now work.
What have I done wrong? Any assistance you can provide me with will be appreciated.

Additional Comments: Very informative so far. I am a first time user.

Dave’s Reply:
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