Replaced outlets

Old 10-07-23, 05:58 PM
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Replaced outlets

Good day.
I did a few searches, but no posts are helping my situation.
We have two kitchen receptacles (outlets) that needed replacing as one was difficult to remove the appliance plug and another that was so loose, any appliance plug would fall out.
I purchased two from Home Depot and replace both bad ones by wiring them the same way they were previously wired.
When I threw the breakers back on they immediately tripped.
Wrong receptacle purchased?
They looked identical to the originals (first pic. The other two pics are the new receptacle wired in.

There are the ones I replaced (old ones).

Old 10-07-23, 06:27 PM
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Looks like you have top and bottom on separate circuit. You need to break brass tab on the hot side (side with red and black wire). It is tab between 2 screw terminals. Cut it away by folding it back and forth.
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Solved my own problem. I didnít bust out the joiner on the two poll side of the receptacle. Rookie move. All good now.
Old 10-07-23, 06:30 PM
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You've got a split circuit outlet that needs to have the connecting tab removed - otherwise you'll have a dead short, which is why the breaker immediately tripped.

Ground wire to Ground screw
White neutral wire to either silver screw
Do not remove the silver connection tab
Black hot wire to one brass screw
Red hot wire to the other brass screw
Remove the brass connection tab!

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