landing light switch suddenly not working correctly?

8 Mar 2009
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United Kingdom
Hi All

I have a 2 way switch in my hall that switches the hall and landing lights and a switch on the landing that switches the landing light.

The landing light only works when the hall switch for it is switched on, when this is on the landing light switch works to switch it on and off BUT when you turn the hallway switch for it off the landing switch no longer works?

I haven't altered my hall stairs lighting in any way but I have changed the switch in my bedroom recently (simple 1 switch), and that and all other lights are working correctly?

thanks for looking

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sounds like a broken wire..
take the switches off and do us a photo of the wiring on the back and we can advise further..
that's all 3 switches, the 2 ones you "haven't done anything to" and the one you've been messing with..
Following your advice I removed all three switches only to find a wire had somehow come out the back of the hallway switch - I screwed it back in and now all is well.

Should have looked at them all in the first place - shouldn't have assumed that wires can't work there own way loose!



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