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679Fan/Light, White Plastic Grille, 70 CFM, 3.5 Sones Type IC

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  • Broan features classic ventilation fan/light combinations which easily fit any décor. Why stop at just powerful ventilation when you can add extra lighting to help brighten any room?
    • 70 CFM 3.5 Sones
    • Bright 100-watt lighting capacity. Bulb not included
    • Shatter-resistant light diffusing lens
    • Type IC (Insulation Contact). Quality Broan features and easy installation make this an extremely popular series
    • Designer styled white polymeric grille complements virtually any decor
    • Plug-in, permanently lubricated motor
    • Efficient polymeric fan impeller
    • Mounting ears offer quick, sturdy installation
    • UL listed for use over bathtubs and showers when connected to a GFCI-protected branch circuit
    • Polymeric duct connectors with tapered sleeves for easy, positive ducting
    • All models are available in single packs or Project Paks
    • Use with Model 68W (White) or 68V (Ivory) two-function control (available separately)
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  • Baths up to () Sq Ft65
    Ceiling InstallationYes
    CFM @ 0.10"70
    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 Length10-5/8"
    Grille Width11-1/8"
    Heater wattageN/A
    Housing Dimension LxWxH8" x 8-1/4" x 5-3/4"
    Housing Height5-3/4"
    Housing Length8"
    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 Weight6.5 lbs
    Project PackNo
    Rated Amps2
    Rated Sones - VerticalN/A
    Rated WattsN/A
    Sones3.5
    UL Listed for use over bathtubs or showers when connected to a GFCI circuitYes
    Wall InstallationNo
    Warranty1 Year
    Watts @ 0.1"N/A
    Watts @ 0.25"N/A
  • Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 19 reviewers.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by Cheap and NOISY Why would anyone want a very loud fan? Sure, it is cheap and people want to try it due to price. After installation, it is so loud, you wish you had NEVER HEARD OF BROAN and gone with something better. The plastic cover resonates, metal pings, and noise STATES CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP! May 17, 2015
    Rated 4 out of 5 by American made I just installed the broan 679 in my bathroom it replaced an old nutone fan only that just died. Big reason I bought this fan and light is because it's American made. Installation wasn't that bad. It's not real loud but it's not real quiet either that's why I bought it I like the noise I don't like hearing people use the bathroom. There is some things that need improved like the installation instructions separate the different languages, give rough dimensions on the sheet not just the box, and also include wiring diagram for using 1 switch for light and fan. Also the grille doesn't have a lot of play in it so you really need to be sure the have the proper depth when installing. One last thing is the grille design to take it off and clean it will you will have to remove the light reflector to take grille all the way off. Those don't hurt the product just are things that could be improved. Side note seen a bad review because someone didn't wire unit at time of install and put drywall up. Really use common sense look at unit first get familiar with it plan out install don't give negative review because of a mental error. December 16, 2014
    Rated 1 out of 5 by don't forget to prewire or you are in trouble I installed this unit and after reading the instructions was not warned to make sure the wiring was complete before the drywall ceiling is installed. There is no way to service the electric post installation. It also appears there is no way to replace the motor as the motor compartment is riveted in. Overall this unit was unsatisfactory December 10, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect Balance of Quiet White Noise This fan replaced an older model bathroom exhaust fan which was significantly noisier. This fan, has just the right balance of what I call a "Quiet White Noise". In other words, it has just enough noise so you know its on and covers any sounds that you may not want heard. September 7, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Great product at a great price! I purchased this fan to use in my bathroom. I did the install myself, and it couldnt have been easier. The product is made very well, and I have had no issues with its performance. The fan is very quiet, yet very strong. I would definitely recommend. September 5, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by The Broan bathroom fan/light is an excellent value, easily installed and quiet while in use. The Broan bathroom light/fan is well designed, the instructions are easy to understand and follow. The fixture fits readily into the bathroom ceiling and takes about 1 hour to install when replacing an existing light/fan. The fan can be wired to operate either independently of or in conjunction with the light. The Broan bathroom light/fan is an attractive fixture with a strong, quiet fan that is an attractive addition to any bathroom. September 5, 2014
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Good low-end bathroom fan Good fan for small bathroom. Not too loud. Efficient enough. Price was good. My only complaint is that the plastic covering the light is tinted a terrible shade of blue that makes any bulb you put in look very harsh. March 10, 2014
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Noisy but economical bathroom vent fan and light. My reason for not giving this fan/light set a higher rating is it is rather noisy. It was harder removing the old fan compared to how easily this fan went in the same hole in the ceiling. March 10, 2014
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    Thank you for your question on the Broan model 679-E ventilation fan/light. To remove the motor assembly you will need to first unplug the fan assembly (black receptacle). To remove the motor plate, find the single tab on the motor plate located next to the receptacles. Push up near the motor plate tab while pushing out on the side of the housing. You can also insert a straight-blade screwdriver into slot in the housing (next to tab) and twist the screwdriver. If you need more assistance, please contact our Technical Support team at 800-637-1453.
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    Will the 678 replacement work on a 678-A?

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    Naperville, IL, USA
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    I am about to purchase the replacement kit for my Broan 678-A, but it is not listed. It lists: This motor has an original part number of S99080216 and works with the following Broan ventilation fan models: 659, 662, 663A, 663B, 663C, 663D, 663E, 668, 688, 678, 678B, 688, 688A, 688B, 688C, 688D, 688E.

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    How do I remove the light wiring harness-receptacle from the old 679FL-B housing?

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    wubby
    california
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    I have six old 679FL-B fixtures that all have dying 12v fluorescent lights/ballasts (new bulbs don't work). I want to use the old 679 FL-B housing with a new incandescent receptacle from the 679L fan/light combo. I only need the lights to work and want to change the bad light receptacles. Please don't refer me to a part number to keep fluorescent lights that are no longer wanted. Fans are all good. Lights are all bad. How do I simply replace the light assembly wiring/harness/receptacle with new parts? Is there a way to punch out or undo from the old housing the wiring harness? I do not want to have to go to the attic on six fixtures just to replace failing lights.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 679FL exhaust fan/fluorescent light. The only parts available for the 679FL would be the original replacement parts. We cannot suggest or recommend trying to use parts from other models in the 679FL housing. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 if you need further assistance.
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    I have a 678D/678F

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    I need to replace my fan but cannot replace the whole thing. I did find on the buy parts section a 97012028 Complete Motor Assembly With Plastic Impeller & Bracket 678-A, B, C, D, E, F, 678F-F (Includes Key Nos. 8,9,11,14, & 15 ). Would that one work?
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    Thank you for your question on the model 678D/678F exhaust fan/light. From your description, the complete motor assembly (part number 97012028) should work fine for your unit.
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    What is the replacement part for the spring that holds the grille on the unit?

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    We are replacing the grilles on our Broan fans #678 and purchased the replacement grille #97014094. However, we need the springs that are used to attach the grilles. They look like they should be about 2" long. What is the part number?
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    Thank you for your question on the model 678 exhaust fan/light. The grille on the 678 does not use grille springs. The reflector goes up through the grille and holds it in place by way of a nut in the top of the reflector. You can check out the installation instructions on our web site for more detailed instructions or contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for further assistance.
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