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Problem with Kitchen light

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Hi. I have a square light fixture on the ceiling of my kitchen. It has been problematic since we moved in 10 years ago. It has 2 U-shaped fluorescent bulbs. When I turn it on, it usually works. But often, it doesn't, or it takes forever to turn on, or just one bulb will turn on. Both bulbs are good. So I just bought a new ballast, and the problem didn't go away. I'm out of options. Any thoughts as to the problem and how to fix it? Thanks.
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You say both bulbs are good. How do you know? Did you just change them? Does this fixture use instant start ballast or does it need starters? Maybe you need new starters.
If the bulbs haven't been replaced then that is the first thing to try.
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