I am replacing two old switches in a bathroom. I purchased two standard single pole switches from home depot (two screws on one side, ground screw on the other) the old switches had a wire connecting the two switches.
I'm assuming the line from the panel feeds one switch, the jumper wire feeds the other switch and the other two wires power their respective light sources. I've tried multiple connections and am getting the same problem. The switches do not work independently.
One switch seems to power both of them, so when i turn that switch on, both lights turn on, then the other switch can turn on and off it's light only if the other switch is on.
What am i doing wrong?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!