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Lighting problem need location of ballast for light, and what to remove to get to it.Thanks

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Front center section behind the lower panel you will need to remove the front bottom grill to get to it

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    The ballast is located on the bottom inside wall where the compressor is located. Its usaually mounted, and can be easily removed and replaced. The ballast is rectangular in shape and has a few wires protruding from each end. To replace simply dismount the bad ballast and clip the wires. Match the ballast to a new one, reattach the wires using wire nuts, and remount ballast.

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    You'll need to look around as each manufacturer has different specs for their particular units and without the wiring diagram, it is difficult to provide an exact answer to your question. If you remove the cover plate to the bottom section or look on the back of the unit, you might find the wiring diagram that could include a schematic and a line drawing showing the placement of all major components. With a little effort on your part, you should be able to find it.

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    the ballast is right in the middle. you should see an electrical cord. open the 2 screws from the ballast cover. then unscrew the top and bottom screw from the ballast. the ballast should come off. cut the wires closer to the ballast, so that you can identify the wire with the new ballast, which will have the same color scheme.

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