To replace a standard non switched duplex receptacle, follow these steps:
- Turn off the power to the receptacle from the main fuse or circuit panel.
- Unscrew and remove the cover plate; then use a voltage tester to make sure that the circuit is dead. (Insider Tip: If you do not have an electrical tester use a working lamp or radio to ensure the outlet is dead. NEVER turn off the main circuit breaker for outlet replacement.)
- Unscrew the receptacle from the electrical box and pull it out with the wires still attached. Note where the white and black wires are attached to the old receptacle.