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How to stop flickering in cfl light using illuminated 3way switches

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?item=4044§ion=10103&minisite=10025
The Leviton page for Leviton 5613 does not have a troubleshoot.
Manual shows simple wiring diagram.
3-way switches will not operate lights if switches are wired incorrectly.
Check your ground wire is connected.
Leviton 5613 series is illuminated.
Check that both switches have 5613 number.
Swap switches and see if problem is inside switch.

Posted on Nov 14, 2010

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SOURCE: I installed the motion sensor

Leviton manuals:
http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=17219&minisite=10022

A quick peek inside a sample Leviton manual confirms that your wires are connect correct - BUT...
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Leviton-motion-Instructions.pdf

The remaining 3-way switch needs a jumper wire.
See if your instruction manual shows the same thing as image below.
Let's go through this.
The yellow wire connects to a traveler ... and that traveler connects to one of the brass screws on 3-way switch.
The black wire from Motion sensor also connects to a traveler wire ... BUT you have to identify which traveler wire and which brass screw that traveler wire connects to. And then, put a jumper wire (a short piece of wire) from that brass screw to the dark-colored screw.
I think that will do it.
Add a comment if your device is different.
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Some of these electronic devices are reversed when two of their wires are connected together.
That's what the jumper wire is doing. So the 3-way switch is just connecting and disconnecting the black and yellow wires, and that action reverses the circuit in the motion device.

Posted on Nov 23, 2010

Blue Dog
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Sounds like a problem with the fixture, not the switch. I'd say replace the ballast, or just replace the whole fixture.

Posted on May 08, 2011

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http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?item=4044§ion=10103&minisite=10025
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