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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 3.6 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
    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
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Replaced 20yr Broan unit I was amazed how very little this Broan unit has changed from when my house was constructed 20 years ago. The fan died in the old unit, and It made replacement very easy. I went to HD first and all they had was NuTone products - bad! (Un)Fortunately the smallest unit was 9" square and my ceiling cutout was 81/4 inch, but I was not about to create more work for me. So I went to my local family owned hardware store who happened to carry the Broan line - Yeah!. My only complaint is that there is little room for adjustment with the grill screw that connects the light reflector assembly. I had to replace it with one that was 1/4 inch longer so the acorn nut would secure it. We have exhaust again in the 1/2 bath. October 8, 2013
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Good low CFM combo fan/light The unit was relatively easy to install in the ceiling of my enclosed shower compartment. I selected the lower CFM unit since it was a relatively confined space. My house configuration caused some difficulty with the vent pipe coming from the unit, but that was not a unit issue. The light output is very good and provides consistent light throughout the whole shower stall. The fan noise is reasonable, although I wish it could have been less (just didn't want to pay the higher price for the lower noise). Fan has some rattle occasionally, but not consistently. Overall, a good value for a small area that needed both light and vent. October 4, 2013
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Good value and reliable This unit was installed in 2000 and has performed flawlessly to 2013 until the motor started making noise. So much for "permanent" lubrication, but of course, under the harsh conditions of moisture, hot and cold temperature extremes, etc, can't expect everything. The good news is that I cleaned and relubricated it and it sounds like new. My biggest complaint is the "flapping" sound of the backdraft flap and the cold air that comes in because it's designed to have a small 1" opening and close in a breeze. This design I believe is somewhat flawed, so I added some counterweight to the flap and some weatherstripping to the output to better seal that opening but still allow it to open when the fan runs. Seems to work fine. Other than that, I don't think it's too noisy normally, but I know there are quieter ones. Biggest thing is to clean it routinely. I hadn't cleaned it in 5 years and it was really gunked up with dust. I spent more time cleaning it thoroughly than getting the fan and flap re-worked. 3 hours later and we're back to normal. March 30, 2013
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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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    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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    Thank you for your question on the model 679 exhaust fan/light. For a similar fan that is quieter, you may want to consider the 778WH (if you have access from an attic or crawl space above). If you do not have access from above, you may want to consider the XB80L. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for further assistance.
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    How big do I cut the hole to install a 679?

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    the instructions are a bit confusing to me. Do I need to cut the hole in the ceiling the size of the housing plus the mounting tabs, or should I cut it just slightly bigger than the main housing and the unit can be tipped into place? just want to make sure before I start cutting holes in the ceiling, Thanks.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 679 exhaust fan/light. The actual ceiling opening needed for the 679 is 8” x 8-1/4”. Depending on how you are installing it, you may need to make the hole slightly larger. The unit needs to be mounted so that the bottom of the unit housing is flush with the finished side of the ceiling. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for further assistance.
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    Replacing motor?

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    My 679's fan has stopped turning. I hear a hum when I flip the switch. I am interested in purchasing a new 679 and using it for parts, as it would cost 50% more for me to just purchase 97006939. Do you have an installation guide for 97006939 so that I can know exactly which parts I should be replacing?

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    Thank you for your question on the Broan model 679. Based on the part number you supplied of 97006939, a new model 679 will not be compatible with the unit you currently have installed. The parts are not interchangeable. If you wanted to repair this unit, you would need to do so with the parts available for your revision. The revision letter is located after the model number. This can be found inside the housing on a specification label. If you wanted to replace the entire unit by removing the old and installing the new, you can do that as the housing is still the same size. For further questions, please contact our technical support department directly at 800-637-1453. They will be happy to assist you more.
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