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Outlet controlled by light switch not working after installing new switches/plug

Outlet controlled by light switch not working after installing new switches/plug


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Old 12-05-21, 12:20 PM
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Outlet controlled by light switch not working after installing new switches/plug

Hello. I'm going through my office and installing new switches and plugs. I have two switches by the door. One switch has always controlled the overhead light. The other switch controlled a plug on the opposite corner of the room.

After installing new switches (single pole) and new plugs it no longer controls the plug across the room. But the plug across the room is always on.

So to troubleshoot...
• I accidentally installed a 3-way switch, tested it and it doesn't control the plug.
• Installed a single-pole switch, tested it and it doesn't control the plug.
• Swapped the wires on the single-pole (thinking I did it backward), and it doesn't control the plug.

Not sure what to do next. Any thoughts? It was working yesterday before I put the new switches on.

 
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Old 12-05-21, 01:36 PM
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If the plug was only half switched then you have to remove the jumper/tab between the two gold screws.
 
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Old 12-05-21, 05:02 PM
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Old 12-11-21, 10:28 AM
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Thanks!

Awesome. Thank you so much. It works.

One thing to note for others who may read this, the bridge gets removed on the side with the black wire. At least that is what worked for me.
 
 

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