I had a hallway with a light switch on each end. The light fixture is
physically located in the middle of the hallway.
The original three way light switches worked fine, but because I am
switching all the outlets and switches to the same look I am replacing those
too. Unfortunately the old switch and the new ones (Leviton) do not have
the screws in the same places, so I think I made a mistake in putting them
Originally I can turn on or off the light from either end. Does not matter
if it's toggled up or down, I flip it and it will turn on if it's off or
turn off if it's on.
Now that I have replaced the switch...not anymore. Now switch 1 is the
master. If it's turned on, then switch 2 on the other side will turn on
when in the UP position, and turn off in the DOWN position. If I turn off
(DOWN) switch 1, then it behaves as if switch 2 is disabled. So either I
wired it wrong, or the new Leviton three way switch has some built in
feature that makes it work this way? When I turn ON switch 1, switch 2's
toggle will be faintly lit.
So I took the switches out and examined them. This is the way they are
Three wires come out of the box. Two brown wires and one blue wire. One
brown wire is connected to the black common screw (top left), the other
brown wire to the gold screw on bottom left, and the blue wire to the gold
screw on the right.
Three wires come out of the box. Two brown wires and one black wire. I
attached the black wire to the common screw (top left), and one brown wire
to the bottom left, the other to the right side.
I thought these wires are supposed to be black, white and red, but they are
not, so I am not sure what is what. There is also no green wire for ground.
Is it possible to tell from my description what is wired incorrectly?
Thanks in advance,