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Legrand adorne paddle 3 pole switch won't turn on

I purchased a Legrand Adorne Paddle switch for my hallway light. This is a two way light and I installed one of the 2 light switches, but now neither light switches turn the light on. I'm not sure if it matters, but the light is LED. What could be causing the problem?

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You need to have 2 two way switches in a circuit like that. If you dont have them in each place then it will not work. If you did have a two way in each spot then when you put the new switch in, there is a chance that you wired it wrong. How many wires are in that box that you put the switch in?

Posted on Apr 16, 2014

Testimonial: "The original switch and new switch are 2 way. There are 3 wires in the box. When I disconnected the wires from the original switch, I took the wire that was attached to the black screw (all other screws were brass colored) and put it in the "Hot" section. The other 2 wires I have switched out just in case it made a difference."

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http://waterheatertimer.org/Countdown-timer-horsepower-ratings.html#RT1
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/RT1-timer.jpg
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