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BV014791

04:12PM | 09/26/17
I am replacing a bathroom light, heater, and exhaust fan switch. It is a 3 way switch. The wiring on the old switch has 3 black wires attached to a white wire that is capped. Then the 3 black wires are wired on the left. On the right it has a black wire on top, a white wire in center and a black wire in the bottom. The ground wires are twisted together and hanging inside the switch box.

My new 3 way switch is a Triple Single Pole Switch. The left side of the switch has 3 gold screws and a green screw. On the right side there is one gold screw.

I need to know how to wire the new Triple Single Pole Switch using the existing wires as described in the first paragraph.

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LarryG

06:19AM | 09/27/17
Member Since: 07/22/04
649 lifetime posts
Basically (since you don't want to assume it was wired properly in the first place),your feed wire goes to one side of the switch and your outgoing wires go to the other side with the 3 terminals.


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