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162One-Bulb Heater/Fan, 250W BR40 Infrared Bulb, 70 CFM, Type IC, UL Listed for 60°C Wiring (retrofits)

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  • Bulb heater/fans provide silent warmth and superior ventilation in a compact package.

    • Heat and ventilation functions may be controlled separately or in combination so you’re always in control of the environment
    • Very low profile, white polymeric grille blends into most ceilings
    • 70 CFM fan provides excellent ventilation at a quiet 3.5 sones and will keep your bath free from steam or bathroom odors
    • Use 250W BR40-size infrared bulbs (not included) for comfortable heating performance
    • Quiet, highly efficient polymeric blower wheels maintain consistent power, while polymeric dampers prevent backdrafts and eliminate mechanical noise for reliable operation and a comfortable environment. UL listed for safety.
    • Sturdy steel housing, a plug-in, permanently lubricated motor, adjustable mounting brackets with keyhole slots and a 4” round duct connector with tapered sleeves combine to make installation logical and simple
    • Control operation with a choice of wall controls, available separately. 57W, 57V, 59W, 59V, 61W, 61V, 63W, 63V, 64W, 64V, 68W, 68V, 70TW, 71V, 72W, 72V, 269WL, 269VL, DH100W or T24H
    • Ceiling heaters are intended to provide supplemental heat and not to take the place of the home’s main heat source
  • Bathrooms up to (X) Square Feet60
    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® certified productNo
    Globe ColorN/A
    Grille FinishWhite Polymeric
    Grille Length10-1/4"
    Grille Width10-1/4"
    Heater wattageN/A
    Housing Dimension LxWxH8-3/8" x 8-1/8" x 6-3/8"
    Housing Height6-3/8"
    Housing Length8-3/8"
    Housing Width8-1/8"
    Humidity SensingNo
    HVI CertifiedYes
    Light Bulb Quantity1
    Light Bulb Wattage250
    Light Bulb(s) IncludedNo
    Lighting TypeInfrared
    MaterialPolymeric
    Motor engineered for continuous operationYes
    NightlightNo
    Project PackNo
    Rated Amps2.5
    Rated Sones - VerticalN/A
    Sones3.5
    UL ListedYes
    Wall InstallationNo
    Watts @ 0.1"300
  • 162 is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 18.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Thermo fuse Installed a model 164 for a customer. I am back In the attic a few weeks later and determined the thermo fuse blew. Why did it blow? It appears other customers had same problem.
    Date published: 2016-12-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 4 164A-C units installed in my house in 1983. All still working perfectly. Fans are getting a little noisy, but still work perfectly. Have worn out numerous,numerous bulbs. They don't have the most modern look, but I took the covers off and painted them to match the ceilings.
    Date published: 2016-12-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great! Looks good and works great!
    Date published: 2016-11-11
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Quality I like many of the comments made have the 164 and the lights have stopped working after a month! How do you fix? I am an licensed architect and would not specify this or any Broan product!
    Date published: 2016-11-08
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fourth Person to Discover Same Defect I'm the fourth person writing in to report that, after initially working, the lights stopped working (fan still works). I've checked out the power, and that is not the problem. I did a continuity test on the wires, and even with bulbs in place continuity in the wiring in the box does not exist for the two lights. I bought a second identical fixture, and the continuity check worked for this fixture. So, the problem is internal to the fixture and occurs after the fixture has been used for several weeks. OK Broan - there's a common problem with your two-bulb heater/fan (model 164), AND YOU SHOULD FIGURE OUT WHAT IT IS AND TELL US HOW TO CORRECT IT. Three other reviews: "This product worked fine but now the lights have quit working" (rcorwin) … I have only used this unit for a couple of hours and now the lights do not work. The fan works but nothing else." "Extremely poor wiring and eventual problems (Wi4x4Man) … "It worked for about 1 week when suddenly both lights quit working but the fan still worked. The switches for the heat lamp and the light were providing power, and instead it was in the fixture itself." "It quit working (Allen)… "After one week of use, the lights stopped lighting. Doing some debugging I find that the current to the lights is too low and will not light the 2- 250 watt bulbs. Fan works on one switch and somehow the low current is also trying to run the fan. "
    Date published: 2016-11-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great unit for the price It was relatively easy to install. The wireing diagram could be improved but I got through ok and I'm not an electrician. I replaced one that was similar. This is quieter
    Date published: 2016-08-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features Great bargain on something I couldn't find locally.
    Date published: 2015-05-16
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor longevity on this one! I have built 4 homes and never seen a fan that quits this quick. The motor is caputs and needs to be replaced, but is not covered under my homeowners warranty. Just perfect! I have 2 more of these fans in 2 other bathrooms. Waiting for them to die soon! Broan I have a question for you......what happened to quality and reliability? 5 years is hardly reliable. I don't recommend anyone waste their time on this 162 model. Not a way to spend your hard earned cash.
    Date published: 2015-04-07
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  • Can I buy a new 164-G, pullt the motor / fan assembly out and use it to replace an old, noisy 164-G fan.?

    Other than the increasing noise, which sounds as though there is a worn bearing, everything works fine -- it was originally installed by a professional bathroom remodeler.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes you can. It's very easy to do
    Answered by: MrKennyAll
    Date published: 2017-02-25

    can this unit run off a 15 amp breaker im using about 10 amps at the most if everything is on right know?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    With 2-250 watt heat bulbs on an the fan running, the unit is rated to draw 4.5 amps, Your 15 amp breaker should handle the 164 plus the other load.
    Answered by: Don76
    Date published: 2014-02-15

    On the 164 model, what is the yellow wire for? Can the fan, the heater, and the lamp all run off the same switch?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    The yellow wire is for the fan The fan and bulbs can be controlled from a single switch although I don't recommend it, because the fan would defeat the purpose of the heaters. You want the heat directed downward, not exhausted out. I prefer that the heaters be controlled via a timer switch.
    Answered by: Don76
    Date published: 2014-01-25

    how to repair 162 heat lamp modle when fan stops working

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Thank you for your question on the model 162 single heat lamp and exhaust fan. You can change the motor from inside the bathroom by removing the lamp and grille. Please contact our Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for assistance.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2013-10-23

    Fan making clunking noises, not sure how to repair

    We bought our house new 2 years ago and the bathroom fan is making a sort of low clunky sound. I'm not sure if it is the motor or if something inside the fan housing is loose. We've gotten all the dust out of it and trying to take the motor off but we're not sure where to go from there. Do you have any troubleshooting guide or tips for this? Thank you!
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Cleaning was a good thing to do. Also check if some mounting screws may have come loose. It is possible the bearings in the motor are worn. Consult with our technical service @ 1-800-637-1453.
    Answered by: BroanCustomerService
    Date published: 2013-10-23
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