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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    I have a 678D/678F

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    I need to replace my fan but cannot replace the whole thing. I did find on the buy parts section a 97012028 Complete Motor Assembly With Plastic Impeller & Bracket 678-A, B, C, D, E, F, 678F-F (Includes Key Nos. 8,9,11,14, & 15 ). Would that one work?
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    Thank you for your question on the model 678D/678F exhaust fan/light. From your description, the complete motor assembly (part number 97012028) should work fine for your unit.
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    What is the replacement part for the spring that holds the grille on the unit?

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    We are replacing the grilles on our Broan fans #678 and purchased the replacement grille #97014094. However, we need the springs that are used to attach the grilles. They look like they should be about 2" long. What is the part number?
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    Thank you for your question on the model 678 exhaust fan/light. The grille on the 678 does not use grille springs. The reflector goes up through the grille and holds it in place by way of a nut in the top of the reflector. You can check out the installation instructions on our web site for more detailed instructions or contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for further assistance.
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    Does Damper/Duct Connector need all 4 metal tabs inside when attached? If not, would it cause mold or mildew?

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    I have a Broan 678 mounted in a drywall shower ceiling and discovered mildew around the vent intakes on the ceiling drywall. I took the unit apart and the entire housing had moisture in it despite not having had any showers or moisture in the bathroom for about 5 days. Looking at the damper I did see it was open but I also noticed the bottom of the connector had a gap between the housing and the connector. The top and both sides had the metal housing tabs INSIDE the plastic connector but the bottom metal tab was OUTSIDE the connector. Could this be causing some moisture to be blown into the ceiling and not all go into the ductwork? Curious, I checked the other 3 678's in the house and found them all the same. One of the connectors did not have a damper in it. Are the dampers an option? All of my vents have a damper mounted on the exterior of the house and upon inspection did not have moisture or obstructions in them. I am attaching photos of the missing damper and the moist damper, both showing the bottom housing tab.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 678 exhaust fan/light. The problem you are having does not have anything to do with the back draft dampers on the 678. The problem is the type of duct work you are using. Using the flexible duct work that is shown in your photos, water collects in the large grooves and eventually drains back to the fan. If you have attic access you may want to check for additional water being held in the duct work.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 712C exhaust fan/light. The only parts available for use in the 712C housing would be the original replacement parts. If you need more CFM or a quieter unit, you would need to totally remove the 712C from the ceiling to install the new unit.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 712C exhaust fan/light. If you have the 712C and you want to replace it with the 761RB, you will need to completely remove the 712C to install the 761RB.
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