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Replacing an Electrical Outlet

How to Replace an Electrical Outlet: When an Electrical Outlet has been Damaged or is Worn Out then Replacing the Outlet is Necessary using this Process

How to Replace an Electrical Outlet
Question: I plugged my iron into an outlet this morning that already had my laptop plugged in.

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Replacing an Electrical Outlet

When an Electrical Outlet has been Damaged or is Worn Out then Replacing the Outlet is Necessary using this Process

Replacing a Wall Outlet
Sean, when an electrical outlet has sparked because of something that fell into it, replacing the outlet is always a good idea because the internal parts may have been damaged and there may be residual foreign matter that could affect the performance of the outlet or interfere when a device is plugged into the outlet.

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  1. ryan kaulaity says:

    Can I change the outlet while the power is on?

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