Danger
Potentially Dangerous
Injury may result if this procedure is not followed properly. Use caution and follow all warnings.
Danger

Introduction

Broken outlets are a very common problem in many households and can be fixed in a few short steps. Outlets are used by everyone in all households for common every day things such as cooking, getting ready, and cleaning. Broken outlets can create hazards in homes due to exposing electrical wires that can cause fires. (Staff, 2011)

Turn off electrical power from the breaker by switching off the breaker that is connected to the designated area. Check power by plugging in rechargeable device and check if charging. If not charging, power to the wall is off.
  • Turn off electrical power from the breaker by switching off the breaker that is connected to the designated area.

  • Check power by plugging in rechargeable device and check if charging. If not charging, power to the wall is off.

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Remove the screw from the outlet plate using a flathead screwdriver.
  • Remove the screw from the outlet plate using a flathead screwdriver.

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Remove plate from outlet using a Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove plate from outlet using a Phillips screwdriver.

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Remove screws from outlet that are connected to the wall using a Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove screws from outlet that are connected to the wall using a Phillips screwdriver.

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Remove wires from outlet by gently pulling them out of the outlet and wall.
  • Remove wires from outlet by gently pulling them out of the outlet and wall.

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Connect wires to new outlet being sure to connected them to their designated port. They are labeled on the back of the outlet with: neutral, ground and hot. Insert wire into the designated port and tighten with Phillips Screwdriver.
  • Connect wires to new outlet being sure to connected them to their designated port. They are labeled on the back of the outlet with: neutral, ground and hot.

  • Insert wire into the designated port and tighten with Phillips Screwdriver.

  • Neutral Wire- White

  • Ground Wire- Copper

  • Hot Wire- Black

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Reassemble the outlet as it was removed. Reassemble the outlet as it was removed. Reassemble the outlet as it was removed.
  • Reassemble the outlet as it was removed.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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