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I have a floralux 400hps light that siopped working. there is an oily substance that came from where the onboard ballast rides. I'm assuming that the ballast is shot. Is it replacable, where do I puchase parts, is it cost effective. I have the skills to do the work with little guidance. Please advise

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Souds like the capacitor has leaked. It should have some numbers on it and can probably be replaced for less than ten dollars -hell with a complete ballast kit or new ballast!
Good luck & be sure to unplug the thing before taking it apart. Mark your wires and be careful not to get zapped in case the capaitor is still retaining some power (you can short the leads to be sure). Dan in Des Moines

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Personally, I would try contacting a company such as HTG (High Tech Garden) . They sell Do it yourself ballast kits and they only cost about $60.00. If everything else is good, why not go that route. Good luck and I hope this helps.

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