I have a bizarre problem. I have 4 flourescent light fixtures wire in parallel and being controlled by 2 3way switches. The power feeds to one switch before the fixtures.
The problem is this: until last night, everything worked properly. After turning off one switch, the system went dead. I could not get any lights back on. I replaced that switch with no results.
The WEIRD part is, I can get the lights to fire up if I make a small arc across the white wires that are supposed to be connected with the wire nut. (From the Feed, and the 3way cable between switches). As soon as I connect the wires firmly, they will stay on, but if EITHER switch is turned off, the lights will not work until the whites are re arced.
This will fire up the lights in a totally random way, some will work but in no predictable pattern. Sometimes all will light, so I think the ballasts are good.
Does anyone have ANY idea what could cause this? Everything else on that circuit is working normally.
Any help would be appreciated
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