My setup is as follows:
- Light Switch
- Duplex Receptacle with two plugs (upper controlled by switch)
- Second duplex receptacle (presumably always on)
As far as I know, the second receptacle had not been attached to the switch (but I may be wrong about that). The wife wanted white instead of off-white receptacles, so I replaced the second non-switched outlet with a new white one. I kept the wires attached to the same locations on the new outlet.
Here's what happened: the new outlet works (always on, irrespective of the switch), HOWEVER, now the old switch-controlled outlet is no longer switch controlled (it's always on!).
Any ideas on figuring this out or what might have gone wrong? Is there such a thing as a receptacle that's made for switches vs one that isn't?