Would like some feedback/instruction on converting a three-way to single switch and then install a "smart" switch that requires LINE, LOAD & NEUTRAL.
( Switch A ) has (2) black wires and (1) red wire. + ground
BLACK silver screw RED silver screw black screw BLACK black screw
( Switch B ) has (1) black wire (1) red wire and (1) white wire. + ground
BLACK silver screw WHITE black screw RED silver screw
Have REMOVED BOTH SWITCHES and have capped off all of the wires.
With the BREAKER TURNED ON and the SWITCHES REMOVED:
( Switch A ) black wire that WAS connected on the bottom right black screw is HOT.
To clarify when the black wire is disconnected from the switch it is HOT.
When this same black wire is connected to the switch it is NOT HOT.
( Switch A ) red wire that was connected on the top right silver screw is HOT.
( Switch A ) black wire that was connected on the top left silver screw is COLD.
( Switch B ) black wire is HOT
( Switch B ) white wire is HOT [so this appears not to be neutral]???
( Switch B ) red wire is HOT.
The breaker feeds two other lights on different switches. These lights remain on with ( Switch A & Switch B ) removed.
There appears to be a NEUTRAL in both gang boxes.
Thanks for your time.
The first picture is ( Switch A ) [middle switch] is the one that is being replaced / removed. (wires removed)
The second picture is where ( Switch B ) was.
The first switch, what remains of it, is ( Switch B )
This is left side of ( Switch A )
This is right side of ( Switch A )
Clarification of when wires are hot or not:
When the BLACK wire is disconnected from the right bottom of ( Switch A ) it is HOT.
When this same BLACK wire is connected to the switch it is NOT HOT.
( Switch B ) has been removed and testing wires without connected to it.
When ( Switch A ) is in the ON position ( Switch B ) RED wire hot BLACK wire cold WHITE wire hot
When ( Switch A ) is in the OFF position ( Switch B ) RED wire cold BLACK wire cold WHITE wire hot
Island Light Box Below
IF cables are coming into the box from the direction of their associated switches then ( Switch B ) would be entering the box, out of view, at the top of photo and ( Switch A ) would be coming in at the back hole, in view.
3 Gang Box For kitchen recessed / kitchen island / mud room light
The middle one is for the kitchen island light. WHITE wires are nutted together, see behind switch.