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Fix Three-Way Light Switch Wiring
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
How to Connect Wires for 3-Way Light Switches – Both of the switches should be 3-way switches with the appropriate wiring installed between them, such as a 3-wire cable.
3-Way Light Switch Wiring Correction
- Do you think the wiring is wrong, or do I need to buy a new switch? How would it be fixed, if it is wrong?
- When Triplex is in the OFF position, Single does not operate.
- When Triplex is in ON position, Single operates normally.
- When Single is in ON position, Triplex does not operate.
- When Single is in OFF position,Triplex operates normally.
Background: Stephen, a Homeowner from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Stephen.
Thanks for the photo.
How to Connect Wires for 3-Way Light Switches
Yes Stephen, the wiring for this three way switch is definitely wrong.
- Both of the switches should be 3-way switches with the appropriate wiring installed between them, such as a 3-wire cable.
- The power source and the switch leg to the light fixture need to be identified for the exact wiring method.
- See the 3-way switch diagrams by using the links below.
- By the way, your definition of Triplex is the same as a 3-way switch.
The Following will assist you with your 3-Way Light Switch Wiring
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