Rated 5 out of 5
by napochan Way to go Broan!
Used this for a Mercury (NuTone/Scovill) housing labeled "690 thru 696-A Unit". This model wasn't listed in the specs but the dimensions matched so I took a chance. The "690 Motor Plate (8" x 7.25") fit perfectly. The only thing in the kit that didn't match was my housing did not have the tabs to hold the scroll band, as described in the instructions. That was easily remedied using a pop-rivet (see attached image). The original fan was 50 CFM and 4.0 Sones so this unit was an improvement on both counts, albeit small. Actually, when I removed the housing from the ceiling (not normally required for this unit), I found the 3" flex hose blocked the exhaust flap from opening so we never had the full output of the original fan. To fix this, I added a rigid plastic collar which mated nicely with the flex hose (see attached image).
Wish I had known about this product 10 years ago when I replaced two similar fans.
December 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bobba51 Easy to install. First watch the Video, They help.
Good product. The one I replaced in the bathroom was over 12 years old. Followed the instructions on the video and it took about 15 Minutes. The 690 is 20% stronger than the old 688 model I replaced. But makes less noise.
August 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Barry This product was an excellant value, and fairly easy to install.
I purchased two (2) of the #690 Bathroom Fan Upgrade kits, to upgrade both of my bathroom fans. After opening up the boxes, and reading over the instruction sheets, I went to work at removing my old bathroom fan assemblies, and installing the new bathroom fan upgrade kits.
The instructions were very informative, and fairly easy to read and understand. The actual procedure to remove the old fan assemblies, and install the new fan upgrade kits, went very smoothly. The length of time to remove and replace the first bathroom fan assembly was a bit longer (approximately 45 minutes). That time included vacuuming out the entire fan housing enclosure. The second bathroom fan upgrade kit took me about 35 minutes to install (including the vacuuming).
Both bathroom fan upgrade kits installed fairly easily, and both work great. I believe that the #690 Bathroom Fan Upgrade kits are an excellant value, and I highly recommend them.
July 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kenny49 Most happy with sound level.
I have replace 3 fans with this product and am very happy with all. I am most happy with the reduced sound level. This purchase was to replace one that I had replaced a number of years ago that had gone bad. It gets a lot of use in a very wet bathroom.
July 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mark55 Slam Dunk
A DIYer I am not. But I felt like Bob Vila after installing this fan. The instructions were easy to follow and step by step. I had my doubts about the "installs in 10 Minutes" catch line. But I wish I had timed my self because I think I did it in 9 1/2 minutes. Seriously, I wish everything in life or at least in the home was this easy and effective. Thanks.
July 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MikeB A small step above builder grade fans
Our house had 3 of the builder grade fans that I replaced with 690NT fan kits after the originals started making noise. While the 690NT is a little quieter, it eventually starts rumbling after 5 years or so. I'd like to know if there's a higher quality fan that would fit in the original ceiling box. I replaced one of my 3 fans with a larger, quieter, and more powerful $100 fan, but it was a very difficult job, and not one I'd want to do again. As for the other two fans, I am on my second 690NT replacements for each of them.
May 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Buddy Great product, very easy to install
Overall this a was a great choice to replace the old fan. it installed very easy in a few minutes. looks more contemporary and is quieter then the previous fan. I highly recommend this for anyone wanting to replace their bathroom fan without having to make any changes to the ceiling.
February 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by coloradodoc Easy install, works like it should
I replaced two 24 year old original equipment Mercury brand bathroom fans with the new Broans.
Installation was amazingly easy - even for a non-handy man (one screw, two slots and a plug). The built in plug meant no wiring (critical feature). The two included bases assured a proper fit for my application.
Importantly, the online information included the instructions on how to identify the proper replacement model. Since my existing fans were quite old and no longer listed as a "comparable", the dimensions and picture of the existing fan cover made the selection easy.
Lastly, the sound level is just right to provide the "white noise" a bathroom needs.
February 6, 2015