Usual story of remodeling etc. Replaced all the other 4 ways and 3 ways near it just fine, then I run into this guy. It's a 3-way, and I could have sworn I put all the wires exactly where they were on the one I replaced (which worked fine before.) So as it sits replaced, it's not working/switching, but the other end of the 3-way switch I replaced does just fine.
Now I'm at a point where beyond just color matching the normal red/white/black (since in this case I have two blacks and one red) I'm not sure what causing this. I have the red & black you see in the picture from the top wire group, and the additional black wire heading out the other way (see pictures.)
My question would be; Do I just have a bad switch and need to run and get another to make it happy again? Do I swap the two black wires? If I swap them is there possibility of damage?
We just moved in a couple days ago and my meter is in a box god knows where so I can't even test for lives, but I only do one switch at a time and test in between because I'm anal about this sort of thing. Any advice?