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I replaced a lighted switch which was not working and was not lighted. The new switch does not work and is not lighted.

This is a single pole switch. The old switch had been working but suddenly stopped working. This switch controls an outlet that has a lamp plugged into the outlet. All other switches, outlets and lights in the room work fine. The house is only 6 years old. All the connections to the switch are fine.

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From what you are stating I am going to make a few assumptions. That the new switch has been connected properly and that the lamp you are supplying works OK in a different outlet. The only thing left to do is to make sure that you have voltage on the switch. Once this has been ascertained, if no voltage, then you have a broken connection or wire on one of your other switches or outlets as the power is simply 'jumped' (in parallel) around the house from switch to switch or outlet to outlet. If the switch has power, make sure that it is indeed going through the switch when activated. If it is, then the break is between the switch and the outlet. A cheap non contact 'voltage stick', which is a tester which has audible and visual indication when it comes near voltage is a good tool to have if not adept with electrics. Please be careful. Cheers Bob

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