Light remains on. Switch won't do anything


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Old 06-29-19, 08:55 AM
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Light remains on. Switch won't do anything

We recently installed a new light fixture to a previously unused receptacle in our condo. The light is on when we turn on the breaker and the switch won't turn it off.
  • The receptacle has blue, green, black and white wires.
  • The light switch has blue and black wires, it is the only light switch for this fixture.
  • The light fixture had a grounding and black and white.
  • Currently, the light fixture is attached black to black, white to white, grounding to grounding screw.
Any insight would be super valuable!!
 
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Old 06-29-19, 09:16 AM
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Sounds like the receptacle was half switched. Is the tab cut between the gold screws of the receptacle?
 
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Old 06-29-19, 10:10 AM
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Half switched? :S

I'm not sure. It's hard to see the receptacle. The wires are thick doubled together and curled in there. What is the solution if that is the case?
 
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Old 06-29-19, 10:26 AM
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Cut the tab between the gold screws. The light will switch and so will half of the receptacle.

I would first remove the blue wires from the receptacle and cap them together if there are more than one. Then test what works and what the switch controls.
 
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Old 06-29-19, 10:45 AM
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Tried to be get deep enough to see what the tab looks like but I see nothing. I think I saw more reddish wires that's all.
I suppose the best thing to do would be to get the device which measures voltages and test what the switch controls.
 
 

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