Thanks, I will do as you suggest. The outlet has been fine for 14 years so I
think getting the same one is more than reasonable. I will write down how it
is hooked up before removing it. And I DO have trouble curling the wire
around the screw. Back stabbers??? The wire usually spills out the sides a
bit. Is that dangerous?
If you try to start making changes you run the risk of error.
Bring in the old one, hand it to the "specialist", and ask for one of the
same. Install it EXACTLY like the old one. You cannot go wrong.
PS: I always considered back stabbers easier for beginners. Often times
beginners have trouble properly looping the wire around the screws. They do
not properly torque the screw, or the loop runs counterclockwise when it
should run clockwise, or the loop does not go far enough around the screw,
or the loop is spilling out of the edge of the screw, etc, etc.