Safely Replacing an Electrical Outlet

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Electrical Tools

Safety First

Safety Gear

Tools You’ll Need

Required Tools

Step 1: Power Off

Locate your circuit breaker and turn off the switch controlling the outlet.

Circuit Breaker

Step 2: Test the Outlet

Use a voltage tester to ensure the outlet is safe to work on.

Testing Outlet

Step 3: Remove the Old Outlet

Unscrew the outlet cover, gently pull out the outlet, and note wire connections.

Removing Outlet

Step 4: Detach the Wires

Loosen screws and remove wires. Identify wire colors and terminals.

Detaching Wires

Step 5: Install the New Outlet

Connect wires to the correct screws, secure the outlet in the electrical box, and attach the outlet cover.

Installing New Outlet

Step 6: Test and Conclude

Turn the power back on and test the outlet with a voltage tester.

Testing New Outlet

You Did It!

Always prioritize safety. When in doubt, consult a professional.

Successful Replacement

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