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Shut off power to the box at the electrical service panel and confirm that the circuit is off using a circuit tester.

Remove the cover plate and unscrew the mounting screws. Without touching wires or terminals, pull out the receptacle.

Hold a new and identical receptacle near the old one to see how the wires should be installed on the replacement. Some use terminal screws on the side while others have slots on the back for inserting bare wires. Many replacement receptacles have both.