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3-way switches On/Off Positions Changed

There are really only two ways this can change: Work and/or prank - someone opened up a switch and either rotated it 180 degrees or moved some of the wires. 4-way switch - If you have two switches ...
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How to completely remove a 3way light switch

Yes, there is. Between the two switched that make up your "3-way master switch", there is a pair of wires that are called the travelers. Identify these at each switch location and hopefully ...
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Can you use wall switches and fan speed regulator in conjunction with a ceiling fan remote or do you have to choose between the two control options?

The fan you purchased is not compatible with your home wiring as you want to use it. The home wiring can be used with the fan if either the black or red wire is capped and not used. This will not ...
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How is this double switch wired up?

A 3-way switch with only one traveler connected is effectively an ordinary switch. My guess is that this regular + 3-way double switch is just what the installer had on hand at the time. If it is ...
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Mogul base 3 way only on 2nd and 3rd rotation of knob

One of the contacts in the socket isn't making contact (or a filament is broken on the new bulb, but having tried 3 bulbs, it's probably the socket.) Usually you can slightly bend the contact up to ...
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3-way switches On/Off Positions Changed

That behavior indicates the lights are controlled by at least three switches, as shown in the image below (adapted from Wikipedia). The two single-pole double-throw (SPDT) switches at the end can be ...
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Help me understand my 3-way light switch installation

The set-up has three circuits. You're likely confusing switches for circuits. Unless you have DC power transmission, some or all of these light switches are wired in parallel on the same circuit. ...
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