04:30PM | 01/17/07
Member Since: 01/16/07
2 lifetime posts
I put new outlets in a bedroom. There is a switch on the wall that would turn one receptacle on and off and the other receptacle would be constant on. Say you plug a clock in the left plug and a lamp, that could be turned on and off at the switch, in the other. Now though the switch won't turn anything on or off. All the plugs are constant on now. I checked and the switch has power, and i tried 3 different switches. I was very careful to wire each outlet exactly as before. I can't think what might have happened. Any idea's? Thanks


05:02PM | 01/17/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
On the hot side of the duplex receptacle there is a tab between the two terminals with s lot in it.

Break out that tab and them they two halves will work separately.


06:07PM | 01/17/07
Member Since: 01/16/07
2 lifetime posts
Went back and took all the tabs out of the hot side and all is back to normal! Oh tabs how you tortured thee! Man you think they would mention that some where on the instructions. Thank you very much!
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