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saksams 12-14-2010 07:59 PM

Why doesn't light switch control my outlets anymore?
 
One of our light switches used to control the top plug on our outlets. Now they are all 'on' and the switch isn't controlling anything. What happened?

oberkc 12-14-2010 08:42 PM

Assuming no modifications to the outlet or wiring, my initial instinct is to suspect failed switch. Regardless, this should not be too difficult to troubleshoot.

joed 12-14-2010 09:51 PM

Most common cause is you changed the receptacle and didn't break the tab on the hot side. Or the switch is bad.


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