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I have a 274V outlet w/ switch for my garbage disposal. I hooked it up and used a MICRONTA 3-prong circuit tester on the power outlet to make sure it was wired correctly and it showed that the right LED was green and the center LED was also green and the left LED was unlit and according to the diagram on the tester this signified that the wiring was correct meaning that the hot wire was properly instralled and the neutral wire was properly installed and it was properly grounded yet the red switch light that is only supose to illuminate when the switch is on is also illuminated when the switch is in the off position and the garbage disposal does not work. Do I have a defective switch? Or am I missing something?

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You are missing something
you describe 3 led lights --2 green and one unlit then you go on about a red led light
suggest that you get in an accredited electrician to check the circuit
it is possible that you are testing with the wring tester

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First you have to make sure you have the black or hot wire hooked up to the brass screws. That should power both pieces. On the outlet portion the white or common should be on the silver screw. Then the black wire going to the light should be on the other switch screw and the bare or green should be on the green screw

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