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How to Replace the Ballast in a Fluorescent Lighting Fixture

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      1. See full list on homeguides.sfgateHow to Troubleshoot Lights - Electrical 101Fluorescent tube lights can be very difficult to troubleshoot because, unlike CFLs, they have a separate ballast. When fluorescent tubes dont light up, it could be a bad tube or ballast. If there are known good tubes of the same diameter in another fixture, install them in the fixture that does not light up. How to Troubleshoot Electronic Ballasts DoItYourselfJan 27, 2010 · If your ballasts all tested well, you will need to test the low voltage side of the transformer. Start by removing the nuts from the black and white wire that come from the power feed side of the ballast. Touch the probes of your volt-ohm meter to the black and white wires. If your ballast is properly functioning, it will show a continuous circuit.

        Troubleshooting Fluorescent Lights that Do Not Light

        Jun 12, 2010 · For fluorescent lights to work, they need to be tight in the socket; if the tube easily moves, then the socket is loose. Remove the fluorescent light by gripping it at both ends and pulling downward. Set the light tube off to the side. Touch the socket and check to see if it is loose; if it is, correct it by tightening the screws. What to do if your T12 magnetic ballast goes badIf your lighting is flickering or strobing periodically, it's not necessarily that the bulb, or tube, is about to burn out. It could just as well be that the ballast is going bad.Troubleshooting Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts - PIONEER Of Ballast And Connections. Check Lamps And Ballast For Matching If Improper Correct Replace Lamps With Known Good Lamps Lamps Light If Lamps Were Recently Replaced, Go To "Measure Voltage At Sockets" Check Grounding Of Fixture And Ballast Check Supply Voltage Check Supply Voltage And Fuse or Circuit Breaker Cut Leads To Socket With Voltage Out Of Tolerance