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red wire and wall switch

I was trying to switch receptacles in my house from beige to white. Some of my receptacles are connected to a switch on the wall to activate 1/2 of the receptacle (for a lamp). I did notice the red wire, as well as the usual white, black and ground. I placed the wires on the new receptacle just as the old one was placed, however, now the switch does not turn on the lamp plugged into that receptacle. Any ideas?

Re: red wire and wall switch

You need to remove the jumper tab between the two brass screws to split the receptacle.


Re: red wire and wall switch

Thanks so much!! I will try this tomorrow!

sparky rw
Re: red wire and wall switch

the red wire should be the switch leg(the wire that comes from the switch. As said before break the metal tab on the hot side of the outlet(the side with the brass screws, dont break the the other side,just the hot side. I mount the outlet upside down with the switched side(the red wire) on top.

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