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The black transformer in the lower portion burns up

I have now replaced 4 Antigua fans due to the black transformer burning up. Some of the fans have worked for months and other 1 day.

My fan has a light kit and is controled by two regular switches on the wall (not a dimer). In the housing I attach the fan to the light fixture is where the black transformer box is located that keeps burning up. It melts wires into the box or buldges out to the side.

I have had other types of fans in the same location in previous years but never had this problem. Any idea why.

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SOURCE: wiring ceiling fans to wall switch

Hi Bigelow,

You need two switches.  It sounds like the Electrician set up the junction box for two circuits(Lights and Fans).  i say this because your supply has 4 wires, Red , Black, White and Bare. We may be able to oversome this with one Lutron Switch. Allow me to investigate, and I will be back.

Posted on Oct 29, 2007

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SOURCE: Need Wiring instructions

no problem just wire the black to black and white to white. connect the ground and cap off the blue wire, its used only for ooptional light assy

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

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SOURCE: trying to find light kit for Model 56-ANTm Flemish Brass

check the kit at home depot, get name and phone number of manufacturer and call them to see if they can supply the glass that you want.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: How to wire a remote control ceiling fan, without using remote.

If you don't want the to use the remote you don't have to, but you don't have enough wires to switch the upper light, the lower light, and the fan. You can, however, switch the upper and lower lights together if that's okay. In order to do that you'd connect the white from the ceiling box to the white (neutral) on the fan, then the green from the ceiling box to any green(ground) wires on the fan, then the black from the ceiling box to the black(motor) from the fan, then the red from the ceiling box to the blue and orange (lights) from the fan. I'm assuming that the black and red in the ceiling box are also in the switch box where the fan/light control switch is going. Those are the ones you'll connect to the controller.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Wiring/Replacing pull chain ceiling fan switch

Sounds like it to me that the netual is not there.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Hampton Bay Ceiling Fan Plastic Burning Smell

I think you have already figured out what the problem most likely is; 60 watt bulbs. Down-size the wattage or install 'energy saver' bulbs if they will fit the application. Instead of counting on these units for extra lighting, perhaps think about Track lighting to fill in those ares that need more but subtle light.
Good luck. :)

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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    I called Home Depot customer service. I had my receipt, so they gave me store credit for the full purchase. Since I have two fans, they wanted to know if I wanted to replace both fans. I told them one was still working fine, so I only replaced one. My problem was the transformer. You could see where it had overheated and melted.

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Need Wiring instructions

no problem just wire the black to black and white to white. connect the ground and cap off the blue wire, its used only for ooptional light assy

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