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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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  • Bathrooms up to (X) Square Feet65
    Ceiling InstallationYes
    CFM @ 0.10"70
    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 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 Bulb(s) IncludedNo
    Lighting TypeIncandescent
    Minimum construction space required2x6
    Motor engineered for continuous operationNo
    Product Weight6.5 lbs
    Project PackNo
    Rated Amps2
    Rated Sones - VerticalN/A
    Rated WattsN/A
    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
  • 679 is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 31.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Open the box to find no instructions! Yep, you read that right, no instructions. Thankfully, I know what I am doing and I am on this site now to print the instructions and spec sheet. Was something else left out of the box? Never liked opening a box that states, "INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED" to find no instructions. Review would be much better if the little details were followed through on. Now I can install, thanks for having the instructions and spec sheet on the website.
    Date published: 2017-12-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Broan fan/light originally I was only going to purchase just a fan. I changed my mind and got one with a light. Best decision I ever made. I didn't realize how dark it really was in my shower until installing this fan/light combo. The fan is very quiet and more than does the job in my tiny bathroom. I highly recommend this product.
    Date published: 2017-04-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very quiet and looks good Needs better lighting, but fan is very quiet. Installation was quick and easy while being well made.. The bulbs it uses are weak.
    Date published: 2017-04-06
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Noisy, not durable I've had to replace mine every 6-7 yrs. Stuck w/this design now. Noisy and speed is inconsistent. The wiring and power in this newer house is fine. Cheap motor, real junky light shade/cover.
    Date published: 2016-10-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice produict I had the Nautilus N678-D with light which the motor died. I left the original housing in the ceiling and I replaced it with the Broan 678. All I had to do was replace the motor on the original base assembly due to the Broan was not compatible with the original Nautilus housing and installed the new Broan fan / light assembly. Easy
    Date published: 2016-10-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor durability Installed in a small, low use bathroom. The unit had a limited mounting orientation- requiring extra effort to route exhaust piping. Even after install, unmounted side sagged slightly. Would not have been acceptable in a main bathroom. Lasted only 5 years. Motor started squealing and quit on it's next turn-on. Replacement motor/impeller parts priced more than the original purchase price.
    Date published: 2016-10-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Very Good Product I am very pleased with my ventilation fan/light. It is quiet and effective. It is not as effective as I would have liked, but that is on me. I should have given more consideration to the size of my bathroom before making the purchase - let that be a heads up to you. Measure before you purchase and install. Also, I have two other lighting systems in my bathroom. So, I wanted soft lighting in the vent. I'm using a low watt bulb in it and the effect is perfect for a relaxing bath or night use. I am remodeling the master bath now and have already purchased another Broan.
    Date published: 2016-08-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from this product is a big improvement over my prior fan/light I was able to replace a similar fan/light in the bathroom without complication. my wife immediately commented on how much quieter the new one is. Since we use it a great deal the significant lack of loud noise is a relief. Now she wants me to replace the fan/light in the other bathroom with this quieter version.
    Date published: 2016-04-29
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  • The bottom of the draft damper flap has an angle on it, does this face in toward the fan or away from the fan and why.

    Asked by: Dan the Man
    The damper housing "flat" Side should be down towards ceiling look at pictures in the instructions also says the tabs should line up with housing. According to institutions damper stays open approximately 1 inch that permits insulation to be in direct contact with fan/light housing per UL. The slightest backdraft will close damper preventing air from entering housing.
    Answered by: mattcheck
    Date published: 2015-06-20

    i can't open to change bulb

    the contractor put in fan years ago, left no directions how to open to change bulb. is there a latch or something as it does not pull open
    Asked by: lee
    Instructions say remove the light lens by gently depression sides and pull down.There is 2 tabs on the lens to install insert 1 tab into the opening then the other one. I'll attach a picture of one of the tabs on lens. Ps you can download the instructions on here for future reference.
    Answered by: mattcheck
    Date published: 2016-12-04

    Can 678 support single control for fan and light simultaneous ?

    Please tell me how to wire the 678 to a single switch for both fan and light together. I only have 14-2 wire...not the 3 wire cable.
    Asked by: john ewing
    if you have one of those $3.99 hot wire static electric testers that you hold up next to a wire to see if it's live (hot), that really helps. black should be hot. if your house wiring is not up to code (no ground wiring separate from white, no ground-fault detectors), first switch off the circuit breaker. hook up the fan's green wire to its metal housing. hook up fan white and light white to house white. hook up fan black and light black to house black (hot). twist wire ends together and use wire nuts. this will be a code violation, but it will work, as long as you shut off the circuit breaker after checking for hot wires and before making any connections.
    Answered by: Schmitty
    Date published: 2016-04-16

    Will the 678 replacement work on a 678-A?

    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. 678-A is not included
    Asked by: Stu
    Thank you for your question on the model 678 exhaust fan. The proper fan assembly for the 678A would be part number 97012028 and the motor and blower wheel alone would be part number 97012038. Both of these part numbers can be purchased through the “Shop for Parts” link at the top of our web site page. Our Customer Service can also assist you at 800-558-1711.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2015-07-02

    I am replacing my Broan 678 got the new motor but the screw is to long.

    I am replacing my Broan 678 got the new motor but the screw that holds it in place seems to long. When I screw it to make the light tight against it The screw hits the fan. So now I am not sure how to fix it. Seems easy but that long screw...
    Asked by: JB
    Having same problem. Fan is flush, but the top of the screw still hits the fan, locking it up. Did you find a fix? This long screw they use just seems like a really bad idea.
    Answered by: Homeworker
    Date published: 2017-09-17
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