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Replacing Receptacles

Remove faceplate.


2. Unscrew and remove old receptacle.
3. Before you detach the wires, make a note where each wire goes. The white wire normally goes on the silver screw.
4. Hook up the new receptacle using your notes. Test with a receptacle tester.
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