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My 6 ft florescent light that has 4-30 inch bulbs is not working

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My 6 ft florescent light that has 4-30 inch bulbs is not working properly. The 2 bulbs on the right side will not fully light up. I cannot find another fixture this size which surprises me. Can I rehab this one. What would it need to cure the problem?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 3 years ago.

Hi. Welcome to Just Answer.
You can rehab the light by replacing the "ballast". Remove the bulbs and there is a cover in the center of the light. It is squeezed together to remove or may be held by screws. Once the cover is off you will see the ballast. It is a black rectangular part about 9-12 inches long. Disconnect the wiring being sure to make a diagram first.
Take it to your local home electronics outlet or home Depot and match the specifications to a new one.
Install it using your diagram and you are good to go.
Please let me know if you need anything else.
Best, Smitty

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