678Fan/Light, White Plastic Grille, 50 CFM

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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?
    • 50 CFM 2.5 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 Ft45
    Ceiling InstallationYes
    CFM @ 0.10"50
    CFM @ 0.125"N/A
    CFM @ 0.25"39
    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 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 Bulbs IncludedNo
    Lighting TypeIncandescent
    MaterialPolymeric
    Minimum construction space required2x6
    Motor engineered for continuous operationNo
    NightlightNo
    Product Weight5.6 lbs
    Project PackNo
    Rated Amps1.6
    Rated Sones - VerticalN/A
    Rated Watts42.4
    Sones2.5
    UL Listed for use over bathtubs or showers when connected to a GFCI circuitYes
    Wall InstallationNo
    Warranty1 Year
    Watts @ 0.1"42.4
    Watts @ 0.25"41.6
  • Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 19 reviewers.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by Cheap and NOISY Why would anyone want a very loud fan? Sure, it is cheap and people want to try it due to price. After installation, it is so loud, you wish you had NEVER HEARD OF BROAN and gone with something better. The plastic cover resonates, metal pings, and noise STATES CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP! May 17, 2015
    Rated 1 out of 5 by don't forget to prewire or you are in trouble I installed this unit and after reading the instructions was not warned to make sure the wiring was complete before the drywall ceiling is installed. There is no way to service the electric post installation. It also appears there is no way to replace the motor as the motor compartment is riveted in. Overall this unit was unsatisfactory December 10, 2014
    Rated 4 out of 5 by American made I just installed the broan 679 in my bathroom it replaced an old nutone fan only that just died. Big reason I bought this fan and light is because it's American made. Installation wasn't that bad. It's not real loud but it's not real quiet either that's why I bought it I like the noise I don't like hearing people use the bathroom. There is some things that need improved like the installation instructions separate the different languages, give rough dimensions on the sheet not just the box, and also include wiring diagram for using 1 switch for light and fan. Also the grille doesn't have a lot of play in it so you really need to be sure the have the proper depth when installing. One last thing is the grille design to take it off and clean it will you will have to remove the light reflector to take grille all the way off. Those don't hurt the product just are things that could be improved. Side note seen a bad review because someone didn't wire unit at time of install and put drywall up. Really use common sense look at unit first get familiar with it plan out install don't give negative review because of a mental error. December 16, 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 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 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
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    Can Model # S97012038 Replace a won out 688?

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    The motor in my old housing (688) is loud and squeaky. Upon inspection, it is rusted from moisture. A replacement is available for the 678. Are the parts compatable?
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    Thank you for your question on the model 688 exhaust fan. The motor and blower wheel assembly, part number 97012038 will work for your 688, if it is revision A – E. If it is revision G – K, you would need part number 97012041. You can get either one of these parts through the “Shop for Parts” link at the top of our web site page. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 if you need further assistance.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 678 exhaust fan/light. You would first need to gently pry the light lens out of the grille assembly. Then remove the nut in the top of the light reflector and the grille and reflector assembly will come down from the ceiling. The installation instructions are available for download from our web site for your convenience. This will explain how the unit is put together. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 if you need further assistance.
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    Install 678 to replace 688 without attic access.

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    is it possible to use existing 688k wiring and duct to install in a first floor room?
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    Thank you for your question on the models 678 exhaust fan/light and 688 exhaust fan. To replace the 688 with the 678 you could use the same wiring and have the 678 fan and light come on together. You would need to change the duct work from three inch to four inch and if you do not have attic access, you would need to remove more of the ceiling dry wall than would normally be necessary and patch the ceiling after the installation. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 if you need further assistance.
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    hole to cut in ceiling

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    I can't find anywhere in the install instructions that tells me what size hole I need to cut in my bathroom ceiling for the 678. Also, do I cut it just large enough so the the housing sits on the drywall. Securing to joists, of course.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 678 exhaust fan/light. The size of the unit housing is 8” x 8-1/4” but if you are installing from an attic or crawl space from above, you would need to cut the hole a little larger to fit the flange at the bottom of the housing through the hole. The bottom of the unit housing must be flush with the finished side of the ceiling. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for additional assistance.
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    I dropped the Acorn Nut and Cannot find it what size do Do i need to replace it?

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    Indiana, USA
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    Thank you for your question on the model 678 exhaust fan/light. The grille acorn nut is a #10-24.
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