How do you remove a wire from a push-in fitting when there is no release opening?
Note: “What could cause two of my receptacles to stop working?” is my post.
Note: My home is a 1980 manufactured home. It had junk plumbing (I have replaced the plumbing) and it has a junk electrical system.
I wanted to practice on an old receptacle by replacing the receptacle with an up-to-date receptacle that has screw terminals. When I looked at the old receptacle I saw that it had push-in fittings, but no release openings to remove the wires (two white, two black) from the push-in fittings.
So, how do I remove the wires?
I see four ways:
Cut the wires. I would cut the wires as close to the push-in fitting as possible.
By using brute force pull the wires from the fitting. Is this even possible?
Use a Dermal rotary tool to cut-up the receptacle being careful to not harm the wires. I see no reason to save the junk receptacle.
Some other method.
Any help you can give me with this problem would be greatly appreciated.