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3 gang switch wiring

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by nesty1760, 1 Dec 2012.

  1. nesty1760

    nesty1760

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    Hi

    I have a 3 gang switch in centre of my lounge. This operates the rear lounge light (1 way), landing light 2 way & the front lounge light (2 way).

    However the other 2 switches on the unit do work fine.

    The right hand switch doesn’t operate the lounge light. It’s been like this for a while, just haven’t done anything about it as use the switch at the front of the lounge works it ok.

    The photo below with the arrows is the rear of the 3 gang which the switch doesn’t work.

    I have labelled the terminal in the photo which is which. Any ideas?

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. 17thman

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    a photo of the other switch which operates that particular light may help. Please ensure the circuit is de-energised while doing it
     
  4. nesty1760

    nesty1760

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    This the wiring on the front lounge switch that opertate the lounge light fine.


    [​IMG]
     
  5. ban-all-sheds

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    If the problem switch -

    doesn't turn the light ON when the light is OFF and
    doesn't turn the light OFF when the light is ON then -

    the switch cannot be moving the contacts inside so replace it.
     
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  8. ban-all-sheds

    ban-all-sheds

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    Sure about that?
     
  9. ColJack

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    WITH THE POWER OFF!!!!!...

    swap the red and the blue in the first switch..
    the wiring needs to be the same both ends ( ie red in com, blue in L2, yellow in L1.. )...
    simples..
     
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    In a way.
    I did say IF...

    However, as it is the description of the operation cannot be correct.

    Coljack is obviously correct.
     
  11. Lectrician

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    I agree with COL on this one.

    Swap the red and blue on the right hand switch of the three gang plate.

    These two:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. ricicle

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    Even with it wired as it is, it should still work to a certain extent.
     
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