683LDeluxe Exhaust Fan\Light Model 683L

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  • DISCONTINUED Replace by Model AR80LX

    Deluxe series bathroom fan for fresher, cleaner bathrooms. Stylishly designed to accentuate any bathroom decor.

    • 80 CFM
    • 2.5 sones
    • Plug-in, permanently lubricated motor
    • Built-in mounting ears for quick, sturdy installation
    • Torsion spring grille mounting - no tools required
    • 4” duct connector with quiet back draft damper
    • Installs in 2” x 6” construction

  • Bathrooms up to (X) Square Feet75
    Ceiling InstallationYes
    CFM @ 0.10"80
    cUL ListedNo
    Duct DirectionHorizontal
    Duct Size4"
    ENERGY STAR® certified productNo
    Globe ColorFrosted
    Grille FinishWhite Polymeric
    Grille Length12"
    Grille Width11"
    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 Wattage100W max
    Light Bulb(s) IncludedNo
    Lighting TypeIncandescent
    Minimum construction space required2x8
    Motion SensorNo
    Motor engineered for continuous operationYes
    Rated Amps1.5
    UL ListedYes
    UL Listed for use over bathtubs or showers when connected to a GFCI circuitYes
    Wall InstallationNo
    Warranty1 Year
  • 683L is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fan Motor Failed Installed in new bathroom. Basement bathroom seldom used. Fan stopped running in first year. This is the second Broan bathroom vent fan to fail after less than two years of use.
    Date published: 2016-12-06
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Retrofit Is Not Easy Unlike the Ultra Green series, this does not come with a bracket mount system that easily retrofits an existing unit. Current unit came with punched in brackets that spanned a 15 inch gap between 2X6's. I ended up having to drill out the old brackets and jury rig the new unit to the brackets. My advice - unless you have easy attic access (I did not) get the Ultra Green unit. You'll save a ton of time and frustration.
    Date published: 2015-09-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value, efficient but relatively quiet This is a good economical choice if you want performance and aren't fanatical about noise levels. I immediately noticed how the mirror clears after a shower with this fan. I would definitely recommend it for this price range.
    Date published: 2015-07-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to install and powerful. Clears out the moisture very well. The installation was simple and straight forward. Only thing I do not like is the frosted lens, makes it not as bright as I hoped for. Might just take some time to get used to since it was a replacement for a fluorescent fixture with no fan in the bathroom prior.
    Date published: 2015-02-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet for economical $$ Easy installation & quiet very happy with performance. Worth the $$
    Date published: 2015-02-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Value This was purchased as a replacement/change out for a Broan fan with the same footprint. Should have been an easy swap out but unfortunately the original housing had been installed before the sheetrock was installed so I had to modify the new fan to fit. It all worked out good, just more involved than I had planned.
    Date published: 2014-07-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from good product noise level seems to be a little high. It has a high hum noise.
    Date published: 2014-03-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good product for the money. Purchased this fan to be part of a new shower stall I added to our downstairs bathroom. The fan works well moving sufficient air to help clear the humidity after a shower. Fan noise is relatively low but it does transmit a mild hum through the floor joists to the room above in spite of mounting the housing on elastic isolators. Installation was very easy since I had access to the open floor joists above for this project. All in all I am happy with my purchase and would buy Broan again
    Date published: 2014-03-10
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  • Single Control wiring diagram

    What is the wiring plan for a single control? Replacing fan that had a light and fan with a single control (light switch)
    Asked by: Bobby
    Thank you for your question on the model 683L exhaust fan/light. To use the 683L with a single switch you would need to attach the house bare copper wire to the ground screw inside the 683L. You would then attach the two white wires from the 683L to the house white neutral wire. Next you would connect the black and blue wire from the 683L to the hot power wire from the wall switch.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2015-04-26

    What is the maximum exhaust distance for model 683L?

    Asked by: Remodel
    Contact technical service@ 1-800-637-1453 for maximum exhaust distance. The duct run should be as short and straight as possible and as few elbows as possible.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2014-12-14

    how much was it?

    Asked by: kenny
    Thank you for your question on the Broan 683L. The 683L is obsolete. For suggested retail pricing please contact Customer service at 800-558-1711.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2017-06-08

    How do I stop a vibrating noise that occurs after the fan is running a few minutes?

    Model 683L or 679L What should I check about the installation that could be causing this?
    Asked by: Nana
    Thank you for your question on the model 683L exhaust fan/light. Normally when we see a fan start vibrating after the fan is running for a few minutes, the problem would be in the duct work. Either there is an obstruction in the line or the unit has been put in with flexible duct work and it is now relaxing in on itself. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for further assistance.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2014-11-14

    Can this be installed without going into the attic?

    Master bath ceiling is not accessible from the attic, bad design. There is a light, so electricity is available for the fan.
    Asked by: Mike
    Thank you for your question on the model 683L exhaust fan/light. If you do not have access from an attic or crawl space when installing the 683L, you will need to cut out more of the ceiling than would normally be necessary and patch the ceiling after the installation. You may want to look at the “XB” series of fan/lights. They are made for retrofit applications when attic or crawl space is not accessible.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2014-11-11
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