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659Heater/Fan/Light, White Plastic Grille, 50 CFM; same as Model 655 except 50 CFM, 2.5 Sones

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  • Broan has plenty of models to choose from. So you can get exactly the comfort and convenience features you want. All in one compact, easy-to-install unit. Two blower wheels, each powered by its own permanently lubricated plug-in motor, quietly deliver high-efficiency performance. 1300-watt heater for fast, even heat distribution. Built-in damper prevents backdrafts and eliminates metallic clatter. Adjustable, slotted mounting brackets span up to 24” for easy installation. Polymeric 4” round duct features a 2” long tapered sleeve for easy, positive ducting. All models available in single packs or Project Paks, except where noted.
    • 50 CFM 2.5 Sones
    • Designer styled white polymeric grille complements virtually any decor
    • Fan and heater function independently or together
    • Bright 100-watt light capacity (bulb not included)
    • 1300-watt heater for fast, even heat distribution
    • 15-amp circuit acceptable
    • Type IC (Insulation Contact)
    • Use with Model 65W, 65V, 66W, 66V, 67W, 67V three-function control (available separately)
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  • Bathrooms up to (X) Square Feet45
    Ceiling InstallationYes
    CFM @ 0.10"50
    CFM @ 0.125"N/A
    CFM @ 0.25"N/A
    ColorWhite
    CSANo
    cUL ListedNo
    Duct DirectionHorizontal
    Duct Size4"
    ENERGY STAR® qualifiedNo
    Globe Glass ColorN/A
    Grille FinishWhite Polymeric
    Grille Length16-3/4"
    Grille Width10-5/8"
    Heater wattage1300
    Housing Dimension LxWxH14-1/4" x 8-1/4" x 5-3/4"
    Housing Height5-3/4"
    Housing Length14-1/4"
    Housing Width8-1/4"
    Humidity SensingNo
    HVI CertifiedYes
    Light Bulb Quantity1
    Light Bulb Wattage100 Watts
    Light Bulbs IncludedNo
    Lighting TypeIncandescent
    MaterialPolymeric
    Minimum construction space required2x6
    Motor engineered for continuous operationNo
    NightlightNo
    Product Weight12.5 lbs
    Project PackNo
    Rated Amps12
    Rated Sones - VerticalN/A
    Rated Watts1440
    Sones2.5
    UL Listed for use over bathtubs or showers when connected to a GFCI circuitNo
    Wall InstallationNo
    Warranty1 Year
    Watts @ 0.1"N/A
    Watts @ 0.25"N/A
  • Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by GREAT PRODUCT IT WAS A SNAP TO INSTALL THIS WAS A REPLACEMENT FOR AN EXISTING UNIT THAT HAD GOT TIRED, THE INSTALLATION WAS EASY AND WENT IN WITHOUT A PROBLEM. July 18, 2015
    Rated 1 out of 5 by Vent Review I bought the combination Light/Vent/Heater rated at 2.5 sones and 50 CFM for a small Bathroom. This was part of a re-model still ongoing. Having several mounting options was a plus considering the small space in the attic to make the install. The product did not have an acorn nut which was a main fastener in the bulb and lens assembly, this cost me a trip to a home improvement center. I am disappointed with how loud the unit is for a 2.5 sones rating, it sounds more like 5 or 6 to me. I would definitely not buy this brand again in the future. February 27, 2014
    Rated 3 out of 5 by Loud and poor heat out put It's an average unit. It is louder than we thought, plus the heater doesn't put out like we hoped either. We have the same unit our smaller kid bathroom and still doesn't put out heat like we thought. Only had it for 2 months, so I can not comment on long life. If sound and heat is important, I would not suggest this model. December 18, 2013
    Rated 1 out of 5 by Heating element failed the first one of these units i bought lasted over 5 years before the heating element quit working, does nothing when the switch is flicked. for the price, i bought en entire second unit, believing that if one component went after 5 years, the rest couldnt be far behind. well, 18 months in and the heater went on the new one. Broan used to offer a 5 year warranty on this, but i've discovered that theyve since changed it to a 1 year. hmmmm and thew new one died after a year and a half, coincidence? October 18, 2013
    Rated 3 out of 5 by The 655 is a mid level unit The 655 works fine but the light socket failed within 1.5 years and the light lens has yellowed from a 100W bulb during normal residential use. As a specifier of fans in the HVAC industry I give it a 5 out of 10 for short light socket life. September 10, 2013
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Perfect replacement for older Braun fan The fan was easily installed in the same location without any further cutting of the ceiling and worked perfectly upon completion. The fan is much quieter than the older fan that was replaced and I was quite pleased with the product and the expediency in which it was delivered and also the price. Thanks, Russ..... September 4, 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Heater/ Exhaust Fan for small bathroom We have 2 of these units in our two smaller bathrooms. They work extremely well. We had them installed during the building of our home 6 years ago. They are still functioning just fine. In our master bath, which is considerably larger, we installed a larger version with more power. I believe it is the Broan QTX110HL. It also has a night light feature, which is nice. It also works extremely well. Our heating element just went out in that one, but we are replacing it for about $30. Very pleased with our choice of these products. Would not want to live without them! May 4, 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Easy to install, works great. I installed this product as a replacement Broan Fan/Light. The Heater is a great addition for the shower area. I e-mailed tech support about putting the Heater and Fan on the same breaker and the light on the other breaker. They said this would not be a problem. I hooked everything up and it works great. February 21, 2013
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    can the unit be installed in a drop ceiling with 8 inch space between drop and old celing

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    Thank you for your question on the model 659 exhaust fan/heater/light. The 659 cannot be installed directly into a drop ceiling. It needs to be connected to the hard ceiling with brackets or cables. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 if you need further assistance.
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    Can I replace a 655F with a model 659?

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    It seems that there are lots of comments on the net about how hard it is to get some of these out of the ceiling from below. Would it be difficult to replace a 655F with a new model 659?
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    Thank you for your question on the model 659. You will need to remove the 655 housing from ceiling in order to install the 659. It is easier to do so if you have attic access. It can be done from below, but you have to enlarge the hole in the ceiling in order to work around the housing. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Technical Support directly at 1-800-637-1453.
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    Heat v Exhaust

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    Betsy
    NC
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    I just moved into a house with a 655. There are 3 switches, but nothing happens on 1st one, and light and heat on both the others. Is it possible that the wiring could be messed up that bad? (I don't see how both light and heat go to 2 separate switches.) Or is there another issue?
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    Thank you for your question on the model 655 exhaust fan/heater/light. The 655 would normally use three switches for individual operation of the three functions. The installation instructions are available for download from our web site so you can check the wiring. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for further assistance.
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    snug fan back to the ceilinig?

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    Kansas, USA
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    I took off the ceiling tiles and repainted the ceiling, the fan is just hanging and now I need to snug it back up to the ceiling, how do I do that?
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    Thank you for your question on the model 659 exhaust fan/heater/light. The grille assembly should fit snugly against the ceiling if the unit housing is mounted so that it is flush with the finished side of the ceiling. If the housing is hanging below the finished side of the ceiling, it would need to be raised. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 if you need further assistance.
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    I don't want to go through the trouble of replacing the whole unit. I just want to buy a quieter fan component and swap out with it.

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    Thank you for your questions on the Broan model 655. Unfortunately, there isn't another motor assembly option for this unit. If you are looking for a quieter fan, you would need to completely remove this unit from the ceiling and install a fan that better meets your needs.
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