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 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 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 13 reviewers.
    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 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 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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    Light Not working on Model 678 Fan

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    jmg
    Virginia, USA
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    I installed 2 of these fan's today, and one work's perfect and for the other one, only the fan work's , no light ?? I wired black/blue/black, white /white. And ground wire to ground screw??? Just as I did for the first one. I plugged the light assembly into a wall outlet and it worked. But not when I plug it into the plug in the fan???? This was a long project for us, and not to mention doing it with a bad back. Plus the cost of the fan. Can somebody PLEASE advise as to what the problem could be??
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    Thank you for your question on the model 678 exhaust fan/light. The most common mistake made on these fans is that only one white wire is connected. The 678 will have a black wire, a blue wire and two white wires. Sometimes the second white wire gets coiled up underneath one of the sockets and gets missed. If that is not your problem, please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for assistance.
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    Need to order replacement motor assembly with impeller

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    Rob
    Chicago, IL, USA
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    One of my fans is running loud and the other is not running at all. Unfortunately, I cannot replace the housing on either due to access issues, so I would like to replace the motor assemblies. The model number on the sticker inside the housings are 677H-B/1677H-B.

    The model number on the sticker on the motor assembly (which I need to replace) is 678-F/678F-F.

    I purchased a new 678 thinking I could swap in the new assembly, but it is incompatible. Please assist with a part ID that I can use with my existing housings. Thanks!
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    Chicago, IL, USA
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    Thank you for your question on the model 678. The part number for the motor assembly for your 678-F is 97012028. You can order this by clicking on the Shop for Parts link on our website or by contacting Broan customer service at 800-558-1711.
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    That is, without replacing the entire existing shell of the older unit?
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    Bartlett,IL
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    Thank you for your question on the Broan model 678 ventilation fan. The part number for the motor assembly is 97012028. This includes the motor, blower wheel, and motor mounting bracket. The part number for the grille and light lens assembly is 97014094. These can be ordered from our website by clicking on the Shop for Parts link on the home page. You can also contact customer service for ordering assistance at 800-558-1711.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 678 exhaust fan. The 678 is rated at 50 CFM, which should work for a bathroom of 45 square feet or less. The amount of CFM needed is dependent on the size of the room. Please get your room dimensions and contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for assistance.
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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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