New switch and outlet configuration HELP!


Old 05-05-04, 03:28 PM
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Unhappy New switch and outlet configuration HELP!

Pretty new to electrical here. I want to add a receptacle in the kitchen under the sink for dishwasher and disposal. I know how to do that part. My problem is when I try to connect a switch for one outlet on the receptacle. Both outlets stay hot regardless of switch.

Here's what I did:

Power from old outlet to new outlet.
Black from power, white from switch, pigtailed on lower brass screw on new receptacle.
Black from switch to top crew on new receptacle.
Grounds spliced and put on ground screw.
White from power put on silver screw on new receptacle.

What am I doing wrong???
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Old 05-05-04, 04:01 PM
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You didn't break out the tab on the brass screw side of the receptacle.
Old 05-05-04, 04:15 PM
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Actually i did that too. just the bronze side.
Old 05-05-04, 04:29 PM
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Your wiring is correct. The switch could be defective. Remove both wires from the switch and nut them separately. turn power back on. 1/2 receptacle should be dead.
The cable to the switch could be shorted?
Old 05-05-04, 08:47 PM
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Thank you! It was a bad switch!

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