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Double 2-way Switch Change in Kitchen now Upstairs Lights Don't Work

Postby gingerdog » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:59 am

Hi im changing the switch in the kitchen.
Its a double switch
two lights in the kitchen, each switch works a light each.

I've changed the switch the kitchen lights and down stairs work fine, but the lights up stairs upstairs don't work.

So put the old switch back on , turn the mains back on still nothing upstairs.

turn off the mains for 5 mins then back on upstairs is working.

still got the old switch on at the moment.

there are 2 light breakers in the garage,

I guess its something to do with the common.

any pointers would be appreciated

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Postby BLAKEY1963 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:47 pm


You say something to do with the common assuming the upstairs is fed from the switch you changed , then you say the lights come on upstairs after 5 minutes.
I would advise you to ask your local registered electrician.
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