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How to replace a starter?

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How to replace a starter?

Post by Biulu on Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:06 pm

I have a hood with a strip light for a 20 gallon long and the light was not longer working, so I replaced the tube. Turns out that the light is still not working, so I bought new starters.

I unscrewed the 2 little screws but am not able to open up to get to the starter. Does anybody have an idea of how to do this?
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Re: How to replace a starter?

Post by sucker4plecos on Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:10 pm

It depends on how the start is put in .... many models the started looks like a fuse and it has two pins that are slotted in and twisted..... to remove you simply twist and pull it out......
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Re: How to replace a starter?

Post by Biulu on Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:40 pm

This problem has resolved itself in the sense that this strip light is that old that it doesn't have the 2 pin fuse.

It has a rectangular box that I think serves as a starter, but I have no clue how to remove it, or to replace it, so I guess this means buying a new strip light.

S4P: the problem was getting to open up the light to access the starter. In the end I broke off a few plastic holders to get access to the inside...
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Re: How to replace a starter?

Post by sucker4plecos on Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:51 pm

Always good to have an excuse (as if we need it) to buy some new equipment.......
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Re: How to replace a starter?

Post by Sbenson11 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:54 pm

Though I was in the car forum there for a minute.

That's pretty week though just the same, you just wanted a new light anyway. Smile

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