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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 Dimensions L x W x H8" 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 3.9 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
    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
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Love this product. I am very pleased with this product. It works very well and the fan is very quiet. Since the fan we had before this one, (not a broan brand) was very loud, I was very pleased with this fan and light fixture. March 10, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by I love it It was alittle small, so o didn't think it would be effective. But I have had it a while and it is great. It does the job, it is quiet, and it has stood the test of time, thank you Groan. March 10, 2014
    Rated 4 out of 5 by 678 Fan/Light, White Plastic Grille, 50 CFMGreat Product, Great product, great price, but CFM is a little too low. March 10, 2014
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    undersized for my application

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    I installed this fan and it is too small for my room. Is there any way i can upgrade just the fan/motor without having to install a whole new unit? are there any motors off of other powerful units that i could swap out? Thanks
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    Thank you for your question on the model 679 exhaust fan/light. The only parts available for the 679 would be the original replacement parts. If you need more CFM, you would need to completely remove the 679 from the ceiling and install a new model.
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    Can I upgrade the 679 motor and rotor to a quieter upgrade kit?
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    Thank you for your question on the model 679 exhaust fan/light. The only parts available for the 679 would be the original replacement parts. If you need something quieter, you would need to completely remove the 679 from the ceiling and replace it with another model.
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    What motors replace 678-F/678 F-F?

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    I have three Broan ventilation fan/light combo units installed in my home [one in each of three bathrooms]. All are model 678-F/678 F-F with room-only access, and all appear to have been installed by the homebuilder in 2001 [I'm not the original owner].

    The light in the master bathroom's unit continues to operate, but the motor recently stopped spinning and started emitting a troublesome drone when switched "on" [we're leaving it off until it's repaired]. I'd prefer to upgrade to something with more than 50 cfm and dimensions identical to those of the current unit's housing, however, after reading several other questions and answers on the website, I've gleaned that it would not be possible to install any of the compatible, more-powerful units from the room [attic-access isn't possible]. Therefore, I assume, my only choice is to repair this one.

    My questions are as follows:

    1.) As I've stated, attic access isn't an option in my case. Is it possible to replace the motor in my Broan light/fan combo model 678-F/678 F-F from the room by removing the grill, light bulb and light reflector?

    2.) The sticker inside the housing of my unit identifies the existing motor assembly as part number 97012040, but no part with that number exists on the Broan "Shop-For-Parts" website. Other consumers with model 678-F/678 F-F have been advised by Broan Customer Service that the appropriate replacement motor assembly is part number 97012028 [which I found quickly on the Broan parts website]. Is 97012028 the correct replacement part for my model?

    3.) Assuming part no. 97012028 is correct, can you identify any other replacement motors capable of 60 cfm or higher that are compatible with my Broan exhaust fan/light combo model 678-F/678 F-F?

    4.) Regardless of cfm, are there any other Broan motor(s) [such as part number 97012038] that qualify as replacement motors for model 678-F/678 F-F?

    Thank you for your assistance.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 678F exhaust fan/light. The motor is replaceable from the room side and you would not need to access the unit from above. The old motor number (97012040) has been changed to 97012038 and you can get it through the “Shop for Parts” link at the top of our web site. If you need more CFM, you would need to completely remove the 678 from the ceiling and install a different model. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for further assistance.
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    679 swap for XB80L

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    I have a 679 that is brand new installation but we learned for ventilation reasons we need to run this on a timer, for those purposes I would want the XB80L for reduced noise. Can the 679 be replaced with the XB80L on a "guts" basis or will I need to remove the whole chassis? There is no attic access by the way.
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    Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, there is no way to simply change the inner workings, between these two models. If you want to upgrade your 679 to the XB80L, you will need to replace the entire unit.
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    i can't open to change bulb

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    Kulpmont, PA, USA
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    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
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    Thank you for your question. In order to change the bulb in the 679, you must first "pop" out, or remove the light lens. The best way to do this is with a "butter" knife or wide bladed scraper of sorts. You may view this procedure, in the installation instructions, which may be found on our web site when searching model 679. If you need further assistance, please contact out Technical Support line at 800-637-1453.
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