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I have installed a skylight at home with a key switch. But

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I have installed a skylight at home with a key switch. But when I switch the keyswitch,the skylight opened but I cannot get it shut. What do I need to install to shut the skylight
Dave
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Jason replied 3 years ago.

Jason :

Hi Dave. Welcome to Just Answer.

Jason :

How many wires do you have at the location of the switch?

Jason :

What colors are the wires?

Jason :

Are you able to post a photo?

JACUSTOMER-rhvxfo27- :

3,brown,blue,green,no photo

Jason :

Thank you. And your location?

JACUSTOMER-rhvxfo27- :

Uk

Jason :

Thank you. How do you currently have the switch wired?

Jason :

Here in the USA, the green wire is ground, which I believe is referred to as "earth" in the UK.

Jason :

Can you confirm that the green is used for that purpose there... for grounding? I suspect it is.

JACUSTOMER-rhvxfo27- :

Yes green earth

Jason :

Thank you for the additional information. It sounds like you need one more wire from the switch to the motor, to get it to run in reverse.

Jason :

Without photos, it may be difficult to help much. Unless, you can post part numbers for the switch and the motor.