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Electrical Question: In my garage I had a light switch with a single outlet wired to it that I started to replace. The wiring coming in to the switch has red, white, black where the black was not attached to anything. I wired the red and white to the switch and pig tailed off them to the outlet. If I plug anything into the outlet the light flickers on and off and what I am trying to use does not operate.
Were did I go wrong?
This electrical question came from: David, a Homeowner from Flushing, New York.
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Thanks for your electrical question David.
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- David, a problem such as this requires identifying each wire and determining what its is really used for and how it will be connected to the switch or outlet.
- It sounds as if you have connected the wiring in a series configuration where any device that is plugged in is completing the circuit for one of the wires but is not getting full power.
- Once the wires are fully identified then the proper connections can be made for the switch and outlet.
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