I have two light panels in my living room. The first panel has three switches; one for the overhead lights (this switch is the subject of this topic…we’ll call it “Switch 1”), one for the lights in the fan, and the other for the fan itself. The second panel has a single switch and it controls the overhead lights as well (same lights as the first switch above…let’s call this Switch 2).
In case it is important, there is a red “Traveler” switch in Switch 1 as well as the middle switch. There is not one for the switch on the right side of the panel (fan).
I have one GE Smart Dimmer (12274) with which I’m trying to replace Switch 1. To the best of my knowledge all of the wiring is correct (Load, Line, Ground, Traveler, and Neutral). But, I cannot get Switch 1 to manually adjust the lights (dimmer, or on/off). The weird part is once I plug in Switch 1, Switch 2 no longer works either. The two switches for the fan light and the fan continue to work as normal.
It is not the switch, as I have tested it in another location in the house and it works.
Best theories I can come up with:
- Do I need to replace all other panels in my living room with smart switches (or add-ons)?
- Should I replace Switch 2 instead of Switch 1 with the smart dimmer? (I have not looked at the wiring in Switch 2)
I am not even close to being an electrician. I was just introduced to the neutral and traveler wires today. So I’m not exactly sure how the lighting in the house is set up. I’m guessing my living room is technically a 4-way setup?