Switched Outlet Problems


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Old 03-09-15, 09:52 AM
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Switched Outlet Problems

I mixed up the wiring (evidently) when I replaced the outlet. The way I have it wired right now allows me to plug in a light in the lower outlet. The upper one, which should be switched, is not working. Wiring is as follows:

Left side of outlet: two white wires upper connection, one white wire on lower connection

Right side of outlet (brass): one red and one black wire on upper connection, two black wires on lower connection. Tab broken.swapping

I tried swapping wires randomly and it didn't work out well at all--sparks, tripped circuit breakers, etc.

Any Sherlock Holmes out there who can figure out the way this should look?

Thanks.
 
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Old 03-09-15, 10:58 AM
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The one issue you will need to address is that only one wire can be under a screw head so you will need pigtails.

Does the switch operate the other half of the receptacle?
 
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Old 03-09-15, 11:18 AM
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Yes, the switch is supposed to operate the top half.
 
 

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