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LOL Even understanding the basic concept doesn't help when the builders tied the incoming common to a white wire. Finally found that in the back of a box after unhooking EVERY DANG WIRE.

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Are you certain that the incoming (hot) wire is connected to the white/neutral wire, and not the outgoing (load) wire?

 

Can you show a picture of the 3-pole switch and the white/black wires ?

 

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Typically if that is done by an electrician the white lead will have black tape wrapping it to indicate such.  That is how it used to be done,  probably not to current codes.

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On 6/6/2022 at 7:35 PM, BritinUSA said:

Are you certain that the incoming (hot) wire is connected to the white/neutral wire, and not the outgoing (load) wire?

 

Can you show a picture of the 3-pole switch and the white/black wires ?

 

I hooked the white wire to the common screw on the 3way and it works fine.

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