There's six wires plus a ground. Wich one goes where?1234?🤷♂️
You have 3 sets of wires in cables. One comes from the main panel (or from a previous device in the circuit). The others go to 2 other locations. But they are all effectively the same.
As far as I can tell, the old setup (and what you are trying to do now) includes two wires on a single screw. You can't do that. Or alternatively, one set of wires in backstabs and the others on screws, which is legal but not recommended. Instead, use pigtails:
- Connect all 3 blacks together with a wire nut and an additional short length of black wire. Connect the pigtail to the top brass screw.
- Connect all 3 whites together with a wire nut and an additional short length of white wire. Connect the pigtail to the top silver screw.
If you don't have any extra wire around to use for pigtails, get some. You may want to get Romex, aka NM, aka cable. In any case, you must make sure the wire is the same size or larger than the existing wire. That means using either 12 AWG (which will work for 15A or 20A circuits) or, if you are sure the circuit is a 15A circuit, 14 AWG.
In addition to avoiding the backstabs, using pigtails will allow this receptacle to be removed (provided you cap the pigtails with wire nuts) and still have the other devices on the circuit function properly.
Take all the whites wire nut them add a pigtail put on silver screw. Do the same with the blacks. Stay away from back stabbing wires into outlets. It does not mater how you hook on really. But I was taught at school to hook ground first then neutral then hots.Teach said that way ground path to panel in case someone turns on breaker. And I just do it that way. and always do. You need to get wire nut on grounds or a green one with a whole wire wire run out as pigtail or add one and ground to switch.
The black wires (hots) go on the side with the shorter slot. The white wires (neutrals) go on the side with the longer slot.
The problem was another outlet since I made one spark the older ones gave up