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Wiring a Switched Outlet


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Summary: Electrical Outlets Question:
I replaced a receptacle. The switch used to turn off half the receptacle and the other half would stay on now both top and bottom go off and on with the switch HELP!!!.




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Electrical Outlets Question:
I replaced a receptacle. The switch used to turn off half the receptacle and the other half would stay on now both top and bottom go off and on with the switch. HELP!!!
Michael G.


Hi Michael - Great Electrical Repair Question!
Follow this link - It should help you solve your problem:
Switched Outlet Wiring Diagram
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Dave Rongey

Do-it-yourself electrical outlets projects can be rewarding, but please be careful! Always make sure the circuit is off.

NEVER work on live electrical circuits.

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