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Hello.....my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your electrical question. My goal is to exceed your expectations on Just Answer!1) Is the receptacle an "always live" receptacle or controlled by a wall switch?2) Do you have an AC voltmeter available to measure for voltage at this receptacle? Need to confirm that this receptacle or the upstream receptacle or upstream wall switch does not have any loose wires.3) Have you tried a different brand of a 3 way light bulb?
Thank you for the confirmation and reply.1) If you can obtain a voltmeter, take the following measurements at the receptacle and reply back to me..........Thanks..........Kevin!A) Hot (short slot or brass screw) to Neutral (long slot or silver screw). Should = approximately 120 voltsB) Hot (short slot or brass screw) to Ground (Round hole or green screw). Should = approximately 120 voltsC) Neutral (long slot or silver screw) to Ground (Round hole or green screw). Should = 0 volts or very close to it