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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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  • Baths up to () Sq Ft45
    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 Dimensions L x W x H14-1/4" 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 3.8 out of 5 by 11 reviewers.
    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 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
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Product performs as advertised and as I expected I have had the product installed for a few months now. It works very well and as expected. The only negative that I noted was that it was a little difficult to get all the wiring tucked back in the cavity provided. But that was not a deal killer. The product is a very good value and works as advertised. I am very happy. February 20, 2013
    Rated 4 out of 5 by really warms up my bathroom! It works great, is so nice to have extra warmth in the bathroom in the winter! The only negative is that it's rather noisy. February 22, 2013
    Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is a good buy for the price. The Broan 655 is a direct replacement for a Broan 655 that was in use for more than twenty years. All present day ventilators would not fit the present opening. I checked with Broan online and was surprised that the model was still available although not in the box stores. Installation was a direct replacement. The fan isn't the quietest when running but really does a great job removing the moisture from the shower in my small bathroom. When the shower is running it isn't noticeable. No issues with unit since installation. February 20, 2013
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    fan makes a constant clicking noise sometimes when switch is off

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    Thank you for your question on the model 659 exhaust fan/heater/light. The sound may be coming from the back draft damper. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for assistance.
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    Does it have a one time heat fuse?

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    In a competitor's similar version, if you get the bathroom too hot, the heating element has a built in fuse for protection. Problem is, you have to replace the whole unit to get another fuse. How about your unit? If it has a trip, will it reset after things cool down or do you buy a replacement heater unit, too?
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    Thank you for your question on the model 659 exhaust fan/heater/light. All of our ceiling heater combinations have a single shot thermal protector. If it opens, it would need to be replaced.
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    how do you remove the grill?

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    Thank you for your question on the model 659 exhaust fan/heater/light. To remove the grille, you would first pry the light lens out of the grille assembly. Next remove the light bulb and you will find a nut in the top of the reflector. When you remove the nut, the grille and reflector assembly will come down from the ceiling. You can download the installation instructions from our web site to see how the unit is put together.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 655 exhaust fan/heater/light. If you are trying to replace the 655 with another model, from the bathroom side, you will need to tear out more of the ceiling than would normally be necessary and patch the ceiling after the installation. It would be much easier from the attic side. Replacement parts are available and you can reuse your existing 655 housing. Contact the Technical Support Department with questions at 800-637-1453.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 659 exhaust fan/heater/light. If you do not want to use the heater, you would just cap off the red wire inside the unit. The exhaust fan and light should still work fine.
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