Note that these std. receptacles have a copper conductor plate that connects the similar conductors of the top and bottom plugs together. As it was broken apart on the original chipped plug I fatigued and split it apart on the replacement. That was on the short prong, or right side. I must still believe that the problem must have been with where I put the sixth wire. I think I probably had the wires where they were before, and I should just try putting the sixth wire on the other side (ther longer prong/ left side: the unbroken conductor plate)
So the way I left it and the way I tried to re-wire the new plug was like this. Viewd from front
white( | i) white (6th blk. wire blew fuse here) ^ broken plate oblack (sixth wire) blk ( | i) red ^ L bare (ground)
Q> Where does the sixth black wire go? In all the confusion I forgot where the sixth (black) wire was. I think it was on the top. If the other wiring is correct, and I believe it is, then I have tried one of three possible positions, plus ground. Remember the right side/ short blade conductor plate is /broken. My first (only) choice is to try the other, unbroken side. The vaporized fuse scared me, and the HD guy said my other wires are wrong.
Q>Is the wiring correct, or obviously messed up.
btw Is there a place to post a pic for this ng such as rec.woodworking has a.b.p.w?