Originally Posted by Triple9
Ok, dismantled it and here's what we have. I do believe i will switch to solid core when I put the new receptacle in. Thanks for the heads up. I have a ton of it lying around, so should be an easy fix.
I was wrong!!
That isn't the kind of connection I was picturing when I was talking about solid vs. stranded wire. That one probably would be better with stranded.
Still, the problem looks to be the same.. As a rule, it is important for connections to be tight (with lots of metal-metal contact). And as a previous poster said, I also like to use a flat screwdriver to crank the screws down as tight as I can.