I have a 696 unit that is not venting the steam. I checked the motor and wheel, damper, and ducting- ALL working fine. The steam is collecting on the unit and condensing which is dripping out of the unit onto the floor, and also tripping the GFI. The bathroom is a 6x8x8 room.
Thank you for your question on the Broan 696. If your duct work and damper are free and clear of obstructions, we would ask how the duct run is installed. Is there an immediate bend or elbow right off the unit? This could block the air flow and create back pressure. The duct work should be as short and straight as possible using a 4" round duct size. If this is the case, then you may not have enough make up air entering the room and the fan is suffocating. You have a larger fan than what is required for your room size so you have to allow fresh air to enter the room to replace the air exhausted. For more assistance, please contact Technical Support at 800-637-1453.
Date published: 2015-06-10
I'm replacing a Model 655.
Do I need attic access. Or can I do all work from inside the bathroom.
Thank you for your question on the model 655 exhaust fan/heater/light. The 655 and the 696 both need to be installed with attic or crawl space access. If you install these units from below, you would need to remove more of the ceiling dry wall than would normally be necessary and patch the ceiling after the installation is done. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 if you need further assistance.
Date published: 2016-02-16