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Old 07-14-2010, 07:35 PM   #1
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I wired up, a combination light switch-plug receptacle (probably anothr name for this), and I get no voltage on the 2 slot plug part. Light switch works to turn on light, though. Man, is it possible to have a bad one even new?

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Soulda explained that yes, I did follow wiring directions for this type of hook up. I connected the hot from source to golden brass looking screw, hot lead going TO light unit went on left side, of switch (also brassy colored screw). Neutral wires got twisted, and one of them went into other side of 2 slot plug, of course.

tab on hot side serving both switch and receptacle remaining intact. Seems like I did it right, people?

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Sounds like you have a bad neutral.
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Sounds like you have a bad neutral.
thanks, farm, but what does that mean? bad neutral at the unit itself or bad neutral WIRE? If bad wire, why does my light work?
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We cannot rule out a defect in the switch/receptacle unit.

Turn off the power. See if you can measure continuity (near zero ohms) between the neutral slot (the larger slot) in the receptacle and anywhere on the outside, notably a silvery screw.
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We cannot rule out a defect in the switch/receptacle unit.

Turn off the power. See if you can measure continuity (near zero ohms) between the neutral slot (the larger slot) in the receptacle and anywhere on the outside, notably a silvery screw.
Wow! Thanks, Allan! let me go do that...maybe in the next hour.....
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Well, got rained out yesterday, but just checked it and man, I dont believe it, it works fine!!!!! Not sure what happened, but hey, thanks, people!!

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