switch control light

Old 11-13-04, 07:57 AM
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Unhappy switch control light

I replaced an outlet, one of the recepticals on the outlet was controled by a switch, I can no longer control the light via the switch, help please
Old 11-13-04, 08:01 AM
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Wow, we've seen this one a million times. Break off the tab between the two screws on the brass-screw side of the receptacle. Look at the receptacle you removed to see what I mean. Bending the tab back and forth a few times with pliers will do it.

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