Switch not controlling half of receptacle


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Old 05-20-15, 08:21 AM
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Switch not controlling half of receptacle

I ran new wire to 2 outlets for the dishwasher & disposal but the switch isn't controlling the outlet for disposal. The outlet stays hot (both top & bottom). The tab is broken. I've checked all connections and its all correct. Thanks for any help.
 
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We can't help unless you show us how you wired the switch and outlets.
 
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Old 05-20-15, 09:21 AM
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As Dane said we need to know it it is wired. There is more then one way. Power can go to the switch first or power can co to the receptacle first.
 
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Power comes in from junction box to gfci outlet then to the other outlet and finally to the switch. The outlets are hot and work just the switch won't control outlet
 
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How can the switch control the outlet if it's installed after the outlet??? The switch needs to interrupt the power (hot/black) going to the outlet. If you search online for "how to wire switched outlet" you will get lots of instruction and photos and diagrams.

In this diagram your GFCI feeding everything would be at the bottom sending protected power to the outlet and switch. Wired as shown the bottom socket is on all the time and the top one is switched.

 
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I searched for how to wire it amd its wired just like the diagram that you posted
 
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