light controlled by switch

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Old 12-28-18, 09:10 AM
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light controlled by switch

I had a light in my living room that was controlled by 2 different light switches. I replaced the outlet due to it being so old 60's but now with the outlet replaced the outlet stays on all the time like a regular outlet and the light switches do not seem to control it now. what did i do wrong? Any ideas?
 
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Old 12-28-18, 09:59 AM
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I am going to guess that only half of the receptacle was switched. Take a look at the old outlet gold screw side. You should see a tab between the screws that was cut. Cut the tab on the new receptacle and all should be well. Only cut the gold side.
 
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