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Bathroom pull switch

I have asked a question regarding above as I have found when removing old switch that there are 2xred wires 2xblack wires going into 4 connectors on old switch. New switch has only 2 connectors. you have told me to join the 2x black wires together and put the 2 x red wires into the 2 connectors on new switch. This I have done but switch does not work - now what should I do?

2 Answers from MyBuilder Electricians

You really need to call an electrician.

2015-02-14T09:10:03+00:00

Answered 14th Feb 2015

a few things spring to mind but to answer fully I'd need to know how the old switch was connected.
1. Might be a double pole switch whereby both red and black cables were both switched. Google double pole switch.
2. Might have been a loop in at the switch whereby both live cables were brought to the switch with the black cables connected together and the red cables connected across the switch.

2015-02-14T09:10:03+00:00

Answered 14th Feb 2015

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