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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.
    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 40.
    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
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy peasey Builder fan, 20 years old, came right out and this replacement popped back in it's place. While it is quieter than the old one, especially when it started shrieking, it could be quieter. Well worth the money
    Date published: 2016-09-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Three 690 - Bath Fan Upgrade Kits ... Installed I purchased & installed THREE of the 690 Upgrade Kits in my Bathrooms. Each took less than 10-minutes to install. Each have superb performance and quality of materials exceeds my expectations. I Highly Recommend BROAN Products. I have had them in several of my homes. They are the BEST !
    Date published: 2016-07-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Runs quieter than original fan and moves more cfm of air
    Date published: 2016-04-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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. Thanks Broan!
    Date published: 2015-12-04
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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: Anonymous
    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

    My 675-a motor needs to be replaced. Can I 'upgrade' without having to enlarge/change current opening?

    I see by the parts info that this fan is no longer made. Is it possible to upgrade to another Broan/Nutone fan and not have to enlarge the current cut-out or is ordering part 97008513 for $44.80 the best that I can do? I am hoping for a quieter fan.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Thank you for your question on the model 675 exhaust fan. Other than completely removing the 675 from the ceiling and installing a different model, you would need to replace the motor with part number 97008513. You can get this through the “Shop for Parts” link at the top of our web site page. You can also contact customer service for assistance at 800-558-1711.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2014-07-30

    Broan Model 600 Fan

    I have an old Model 600 Broan exhaust fan. I need to replace the motor, fan, and grill assembly. What replacement parts are available?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Thank you for your question on the Broan model 600. The model 600 was discontinued back in 1965 and most parts are no longer available, including the motor. Please contact technical support for help with replacing this unit. Technical can be reached at 800-637-1453.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2014-06-17
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