Back to those 3-way Switches...

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SavvyCat

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My question before about adding a dimmer to a 4-way configuration was helpful. As it turns out, I miscounted the switch locations and there are only three.

Anyway, I finally got around to playing with switches again today, and was able to determine that the most-used location was a three-way switch. Yay! (There was a UPC bar code on the switch and I googled it.)

I put the 3-way dimmer on and initially it didn't work. I figured I got Common wrong and swapped it with another wire and it worked perfectly. Except now the other two locations I have not touched yet don't work. I should say they work by not allowing the dimmer work if flipped, but they don't turn on the light.

What have I got wrong?
 

JoeD

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You still have the wrong wire on the common or you need to rewire the other locations depending on the dimmer. Some of the new dimmers don't get wired like a traditional 3way with a common and two travellers.
 

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