How To Wire 3-Way Switches
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
How to Wire Your 3-Way Switches: I have a stairwell with two three-way switches that have never worked correctly.
How to Wire Your 3-Way Switches
- I have unhooked all wires, but there seems to be no proper way to hook everything back up to make the fixture work.
- The area has been completely dry walled in for 20 years, but the diagram shows what I can see. The two switches appear to be connected by a 3-wire plus ground cable. When nothing is hooked up, there is power in the 2-wire plus ground cable on the upstairs switch.
- There is only the single 3-wire plus ground in the downstairs switch box, and only two 2-wire plus ground cables at the fixture.
- Originally, the upstairs switch controlled the fixture and the downstairs switch controlled the fixture only when the upstairs switch was on.
- I just need to get the fixture working again; a properly functioning 3 way switch would be an added bonus.
This electrical question came from: Ken, a Homeowner from Toronto, Ontario
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