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Old 08-24-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
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replace existing combo switch\outlet


i have a combo switch that i want to replace with a new combo switch because the old switch is started to wear out and doesn't work without a little wiggle sometimes.

there are 3 wires a black and 2 whites(maybe a beige and white one is a little off colored)

the existing switch is wired for the switch to control to light and the outlet.

i have a replacement combo switch that i had laying around but the connecting tab is no longer in tact. do i need to buy a new one or is there a way to make the one i have work?

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Old 08-25-2011, 07:45 AM   #2
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Just use a pigtail to bridge the missing tab.

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Old 08-25-2011, 03:34 PM   #3
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easy enough i was just confused because i couldn't get it to work because it's an older switch and the screws were in reverse/upside down from the new one

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