How to Replace a 120-Volt Electrical Wall Outlet
By: Julie Day
Step 3: Unscrew Old Receptacle from Box
Remove the screws on the top and bottom of the receptacle that attach it to the electrical box. Gently pull the receptacle out to expose the wires. As a precaution, test the wires with the voltage tester, to make sure there is no current coming to the receptacle from any of the wires.