Three Way Switches Can Become Faulty
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
I have 2 three-way switches for kitchen light that have worked fine since the beginning. However, recently the switches haven’t worked correctly…
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Electrical Question from Ed about Troubleshooting 3-Way Switches
Background: Ed, a Homeowner from Rochester, MN
Additional Comments: Seems to be a good resource for electrical issues. thank you.
Thanks for your electrical question Ed. If nothing has been touched with the wiring or switches recently then I suspect that one of the switches has become faulty. It may be best to replace both switches being very careful to identify the wiring pattern of each existing switch and replacing one at a time.
Always identify the circuit and turn the power off before replacing the switches.
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