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Noguru

05:42PM | 01/24/05
Member Since: 01/23/05
3 lifetime posts
Well I pulled a newbie mistake and replaced outlets without marking the wires. I broke the switch which powers the outlet for my disposal.

The switch appears to be an end switch, both wires are black. Behind the receptacle, there was a white and black tied together which I untied and a white and black connected the single prong outlet. I can't get a clean reading from my tester on this plug. Depending on the combination of wires I tie together, I get open neutral, open ground or dead plug.

I know there must be some correct approach to identifying which wires to tie and which to connect to the switch and outlet. Please help!


Noguru

01:58PM | 02/03/05
Member Since: 01/23/05
3 lifetime posts


I wired tied the constant hot to the common going to the switch. I attached the remaining black and white to the outlet. Now I have a switched plug but the voltage only reads 25v. How could I have less than 110 volts?

Someone please try to help!

ltngbolt

05:52PM | 02/03/05
Member Since: 02/24/04
22 lifetime posts
describe which wires you have in the switch box and at the receptacle. Such as a black and white from one cable and a black and white from another cable in the box with the receptacle etc.


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