Can someone confirm my thoughts on how borked my 4 way switch wiring is?
House is to code (well except this run), built in 2009.
1x GE Main
2x GE Add On
Its three switches to one light fixture. I have done four 3 ways no problem in this home. I think the previous folks that lived here for a year swapped the switches to paddle, because I found a couple regular switches in odd areas, and not all light up. Leads me to think they did some well … work.
Words can barely describe what i’m looking at, So some photos:
So way messed up eh? I noticed it when I was putting in the upstairs two switches you see already installed. By the way, the basement switch has never worked, Guess I found out why. So now i have to sort out what the hell is going on.
My current running theory is that on the upstairs switch needs to:
- Have neutrals rejoined and removed from switch.
- Fish out that red traveler I see back there that I think is capped.
- Figure out why there is only one Black wire on it and where the other ummm … went?
1 Figure out what the deal is with the traveler.
All else fails, Call an electrician.