Light swithch no longer controls outlet+

Old 07-27-02, 01:47 PM
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I recently replaced an outlet - a light swith controlled one of the receptacles in the outlet - now it doesn't - do i need a special kind of outlet for this?
Old 07-27-02, 02:41 PM
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There is a breakoff tab located between the two brass colored screws. This would override the switched hot from the switch.

Turn off the power and remove the receptacle. Break off the tab on the brass side ONLY. Reconnect your wires and replace in the box. Restore power and test.

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