Wall switches don't work

Old 10-17-19, 11:30 AM
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Wall switches don't work

I changed out a duplex outlet and have power to it but the wall switches no longer function. The duplex had a black wire on the lower right and one pushed in the hole in the back. 2 red wires; one in the top right and the other pushed in the back. Two white wires on the left. and a ground.
Old 10-17-19, 01:29 PM
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Check this on the old receptacle:

Old 10-17-19, 04:08 PM
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The old receptacle was only half switched. You need to break the tab between the black and red wires as described above. This needs to be done on all the receptacles. Even one without the broken tab will energize the others.

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