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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
    cUL ListedNo
    Duct DirectionHorizontal
    Duct Size4"
    ENERGY STAR® certified productNo
    Globe 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 Bulb(s) IncludedNo
    Lighting TypeIncandescent
    Minimum construction space required2x6
    Motor engineered for continuous operationNo
    Product Weight12.5 lbs
    Project PackNo
    Rated Amps12
    Rated Sones - VerticalN/A
    Rated Watts1440
    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
  • 659 is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 32.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This fan has many features, Heat, Light. fan. I purchased the fan light heat kit on line. I am an electrician by trade. The fan went up easily. I had to cut the ceiling open to fit the the fan in the ceiling. I screwed the fan assembly to 2x4 lumber I installed in the attic. I ran a dedicated 20 amp. # 12 AWG wire to power the fan, heater, and light. The fan doesn't make any noise because it is solidly mounted. The heater works great. I used a LED bulb for the light.
    Date published: 2018-02-22
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from poor heat my bathroom is only 5 x 10 so I assumed that the 655 would produce enough heat to be comfortable after a shower. Wrong. I ran it for 10 minutes plus with the door closed. I barely noticed a change in temp. I could feel warmish air blowing. Is the product defective or were my expectations too high. 1300 wt heat should cover the room.
    Date published: 2018-01-18
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from White grille turned yellow The product has worked satisfactorily; however, after a few years with normal cleaning, the 'white' plastic grille has turned an ugly yellow. I called Broan to get a quote on a replacement part... the nice lady in customer service, Terry, quoted me nearly $30 plus shipping.. It just seems like too much money...
    Date published: 2017-02-28
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from New fan sold with defective heater fan element Bought a new model 655 to replace an old model 655. Switched out the new for the old components - and the heater didn't work. Using a volt meter narrowed it down to a defective thermal cutoff/fuse. Fortunately I was able to take the part from the old heater and it worked - however who knows how long it will last. Installed this at my in laws home, a 5 hour drive from where I live, so leaving them with a non-functioning heater was not an option. Test the parts of the bath fan before installing to make sure everything works.
    Date published: 2017-01-07
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Noisy and heat does not work very well Bought this to replace an older model with heat that had stopped working. The fan is much noisier installed than it was at the store and the heater is extremely loud. The heat output is okay but wasn't what I had expected. The older version directed the heat better so one could stand under it and feel the heat/dry off. In this model/version the hot air is more diffused. The fan and the light work well. If you're just looking for a way to heat your bathroom and don't mind the noise, this is a good buy. If you want something quiet and with more directed heat, I'd suggest passing this one by.
    Date published: 2017-01-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Operates as expected We remodeled our bathroom and decided to replace our 33 year old bathroom exhaust fan/heater/light combination as part of the remodel project. Honestly, it was not easy to find a combination unit that performed all three functions - fan, light, and heater. This unit was one of the few available. It functions as we would expect it to function. It is much quieter than our 33 year old fan. The heat it puts out warms the bathroom quickly. Our only complaint would be that the flipper built into the unit that connects to the roof exhaust vent makes a 'click, click' noise when the wind blows. This was quite annoying to hear when trying to get to sleep. We were able to fix that by installing a second flipper in the exhaust line that was closer to the roof. All said - we are very satisfied with this unit.
    Date published: 2016-04-29
    Date published: 2016-04-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Drop-in Replacement This product was selected because it was an identical replacement for my old heater/fan/light. That meant that I could use the old housing which meant I didn't have to do any fitting, The entire process of switching the internal components took less than fifteen minutes. The original failed because the heater fan motor seized up and the grille melted. That had been repaired and except for the grill, I have a spare unit. The plug-in wire connections made wiring a cinch and the simple component fastening also made the repair easy.
    Date published: 2016-04-28
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  • Exhaust vent on the long side of the housing

    I’m trying to install this unit to replace an older unit that died of old age. The openings in the sheet rock or almost identical between this unit and the one that I removed. Unfortunately the opening is perpendicular to the way this unit is to be installed. Is there a way that this unit can be vented out the long side? Putting additional framing in the attic is no big deal, but doing Sheetrock repairs on a textured ceiling is not going to look right. An alternative would be if you manufactured a heat resistant medallion that would hide the fact that they opening in the sheet rock is too big.
    Asked by: Dan
    No. The location of the fan/heater won't allow any relocating the vent. Carl
    Answered by: Carl2468
    Date published: 2018-03-14

    Does this require a dedicated 15 amp circuit?

    The product description says "15-amp circuit acceptable." I would like clarification as to whether this must be a dedicated 15 amp circuit.
    Asked by: Manu
    Yes, use a dedicated 15 amp circuit to prevent overloading the circuit.
    Answered by: Carl2468
    Date published: 2018-02-22

    Broan 655 wireing question

    Is this an exhaust fan? If so how do I wire to exhaust when I turn the light on and when I turn the other light switch to turn on the heater does the fan work to blow the heat down? The way it works out of the box is one switch turns on the light only and the other switch turns the fan and heater on. Is that exhausting and heating at the same time? Confused.
    Asked by: Tom
    You need a triple switch, one for fan, one for light, and one for the heater. I wired mine up for 3 separate functions and all work great. Sounds like you need to hire an electrician. Good luck
    Answered by: StudebakerJoe
    Date published: 2013-10-23

    Can I replace a 655F with a model 659?

    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?
    Asked by: Flannery
    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.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2015-07-31

    Duct Adapter for Broan 659

    My current installed fan has 3 inch ducting. Is there an adapter available so the Broan 659 can be installed to a 3 inch duct?
    Asked by: Jay
    Thank you for your question on the model 659 exhaust fan/heater/light. The 659 requires the use of 4” duct work to vent the exhaust fan. We do not recommend using three inch duct work on this unit.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2014-02-10
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