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690Bathroom Fan Upgrade Kit, 60 CFM

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  • The BROAN bath fan upgrade kit lets you convert your old bath fan to a brand new unit in just 10 minutes. Improve performance, reduce the sound level and upgrade the appearance of your economy fan in minutes.
    • Upgrading bath fan performance is easy with our all-in-one kit. NO rewiring. NO new duct work. NO hassles. ALL in just 10 minutes!
    • New motor (60 CFM and 3.0 Sones) reduces sound up to 50%, improves air movement up to 20% and helps control humidity that causes mold and mildew.
    • New Grille: Upgrade your bathroom's look with a modern white grille.
    • Wrench: No special tools are required. The kit has everything you need including new components, a wrench, fasteners, and complete step-by-step instructions.
    • Two motor plates included to fit most economy fans.

    You can purchase the Upgrade Kit online. BUY NOW

    Broan 690 Upgrade Kit replaces only the models listed below:
    If your grille looks like this:   The fan is very likely one of these models:   Housing Dimensions:

    Broan 670, 671, 688, 689 

    Nautilus N671, N688

    670, 671, 688, 689

    N671, N688

    7-1/2"x7-1/4" only

    * 8" x 8-1/4" are not compatible



    NuTone 693, 695 

    693, 695, 696N
  • Video Links

    BROAN Bath Fan Upgrade Kit Model 690

    Easy Bath Fan Replacement with Upgrade Kit

    Replacing a Noisy Bathroom Vent Fan – Danny Lipford

  • Bathrooms up to (X) Square Feet55
    Ceiling InstallationYes
    CFM @ 0.10"60
    CFM @ 0.125"N/A
    CFM @ 0.25"N/A
    cUL ListedNo
    Duct DirectionHorizontal
    Duct SizeN/A
    ENERGY STAR® certified productNo
    Globe ColorN/A
    Grille FinishWhite Polymeric
    Grille Length9-1/4"
    Grille Width11-1/4"
    Heater wattageN/A
    Housing Dimension LxWxHN/A
    Housing HeightN/A
    Housing LengthN/A
    Housing WidthN/A
    Humidity SensingNo
    HVI CertifiedYes
    Light Bulb Quantity0
    Light Bulb WattageN/A
    Light Bulb(s) IncludedNo
    Lighting TypeNo Light
    Minimum construction space required2x4
    Motor engineered for continuous operationNo
    Product Weight4.7 lbs
    Project PackNo
    Rated Amps1.2
    Rated Sones - VerticalN/A
    Rated WattsN/A
    UL Listed for use over bathtubs or showers when connected to a GFCI circuitYes
    Wall InstallationYes
    Warranty1 Year
    Watts @ 0.1"N/A
    Watts @ 0.25"N/A
  • 690 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 44.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy & Quick Installation This is a replacement/upgrade - it was very easy to assemble and remove the old fan and install the new one. There is no wiring involved, just unplug the old fan and remove it, then put together the new one, screw it in place and plug it in. All done!
    Date published: 2018-01-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet and ease of installation This is the third fan upgrade that I purchased. The new upgraded fans move much more air and are so much quieter than the old ones. It only takes a few minutes to remove the old fan and install the new one. I would and have recommended these new upgraded fans to anyone. Very good value for the money.
    Date published: 2017-12-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product was extremely easy to install. This product was extremely easy to install. No prepping was required for the opening. I just removed the old fan, did a quick cleanup and installed this Broan fan in 15 minutes. Thanks.
    Date published: 2017-11-25
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Replacement for Model Grade Model Our 15-year old home still had the original builder fans in the bathrooms. I have just installed three of the upgrade kits. Only had a small amount of aggravation with one of them. I had the other two installed in ten minutes. I'd say their estimate of a 50% sound reduction is pretty close. They aren't as quiet as I would have wanted but this kit makes it possible to install a new fan without changing the ceiling opening. That was a bonus for me.
    Date published: 2017-05-13
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from No better than old fan Replaced older unit that had served us well, no quieter than the 12yr old one was maybe a little louder but it installed in no time at all.Will look into another brand next time around.
    Date published: 2017-04-07
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Start off nice & quiet, but....... Replaced 2 units. Installation was a breeze. I was also glad to have a new white grille to replace the yellowed one. I'm disappointed that after just a few days of use, the fan motor RPM would suddenly ramp up after being on for a few minutes. It's obnoxiously loud the majority of the time now, which is unfortunate for a 1/2 bathroom just off of the kitchen. Any help in remedying this situation would be greatly appreciated.
    Date published: 2017-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great replacement My old 771 motor locked up. I wasn't sure if the 690 upgrade was going to work, but after some research and a quick response from Broan's excellent customer service I ordered the kit. The swap took maybe 10 minutes and what a difference. This unit is a whisper compared to the 4 sone 771. Great product!!! Very satisfied!!!
    Date published: 2017-01-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product Very easy to install if original vent fan box was properly installed and electrical wires attached properly and folded up tight. It is quiter than original builder installed Brian fan. Much better fan and grill cover.
    Date published: 2016-12-28
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  • Scroll Band Installation

    Hi, I just purchased 2 kits to upgrade the fans in my house. I have the 696N models. How do I install the scroll bands as there are no tabs in the housings that I can see. My current scroll bands are riveted to the fan/motor plates. Do you have any suggestions for installing the plastic scroll bands without the tabs? Thanks, Kurt
    Asked by: KurtH
    Thanks for the reply! I ended up installing my scroll bands just like you did except I used a sheet metal screw in the place of the rivet. I didn't have any rivets. I didn't want to install the fan without the scroll bands, with the square corners the airflow would have been impacted too much.
    Answered by: KurtH
    Date published: 2016-06-04


    I wish to replace the motor for my unit marked 663b/688b A housing. I see from a previous post that the 690 is not a replacement, what would be? the motor alone would be OK Regards, David
    Asked by: blowingingthewind
    The motor and impeller is part number 97012038. The part number for the complete motor assembly is 97012029. You can order replacement parts on our website at the “Shop for Parts “ link, or contact our customer service department at 1-800-558-1711 for assistance.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2013-10-23

    it seems that this will fit any matching housing size, regardless of the brand. What am I not understanding?

    I have a 7.25" x 8" old non-working fan, from a third party (not Nutone/Broan). I was able to remove this with no problem, and now have the existing housing in my ceiling, with those measurements. Your 690 kit seems like a fine (and perhaps the only) readily available commercial solution to my problem, given the measurement constraints. It seems that you are providing all of the parts in the kit, and don't use any of the old parts, except for the old housing. Perhaps the existing plug will be in the way?
    Asked by: JEKenjac
    I am very pleased to report that this worked. I think that the older cheapie fan must have been using a Nutone/Broan enclosure. In particular, there were two slits on the end of the enclosure opposite the plug. Also the plug was located in just the right place. I thought that I would need to snip away some of the 690's sheet metal, but in the end it fit like a glove. The new fan is much quieter and more effective than the old one (when the latter still worked). I am a very happy customer, all the more so because I got rather lucky regarding the old enclosure.
    Answered by: JEKenjac
    Date published: 2016-06-21

    I have an old Emerson V220, can I use 690 Bthrm Fan Upgrade kit 60cfm work?

    I have an old Emerson V220, can I use 690 Bthrm Fan Upgrade kit 60cfm work?
    Asked by: Deb
    Thank you for your question on bath fans. The 690 upgrade kit only works with a few Broan bath fans and is not interchangeable with other brands of bath fans.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2017-09-25

    Will this kit replace 671SP model?

    Asked by: FD
    Thank you for your question on the 690 upgrade kit. We do not offer a model 671SP. We do have a 671 but there are old versions and the current version. The old 671 had a housing size of 8" x 8-1/4" and the 690 upgrade kit would not be compatible with it. The current 671's have a housing size of 7-1/4" x 7-1/2" and the 690 is compatible with it. If you need more assistance, please contact our Technical Support Department directly at 800-637-1453.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2017-05-24
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