I bought an FS-4 starter today. Things started looking good when I removed the
glow bulb from the can and it looked to be the same dimensions as the faulty
glow bulb I originally removed. I soldered the FS-4 in place and the fixture
Thanks to all who made constructive suggestions for pinpointing the problem and
for suggesting the fix. For whatever reason, the 18W lamp bulb seems to require
a starter normally rated for 30/40W bulbs.
It was worth the time and effort. Cost me $2 in parts (1 failed attempt with
the FS-2, and the successful attempt with the FS-4) and about $2 in gasoline to
salvage a lamp that I would have had to spend at least $70 to replace.
12 years ago