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696Fan/Light, White Plastic Grille, 100 CFM; same as Model 657 except 100 CFM, 4.5 Sones. Includes acoustic insulation.

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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?
    • 100 CFM 4.5 Sones
    • Designer styled white polymeric grille complements virtually any decor
    • Bright 100-watt light capacity. Bulb not included
    • Housing lined with 1/2” acoustic insulation
    • 15 amp circuit acceptable
    • Type IC (Insulation Contact)
    • Use with Model 68W or 68V two-function control (available separately)
    • Does not include heater
    • Single packs only
    • Two blower wheels, each powered by its own permanently lubricated plug-in motor, quietly deliver high-efficiency performance
    • Built-in damper prevents backdrafts and eliminates metallic clatter
    • Adjustable, slotted mounting brackets span up to 24” for easy installation
    • Polymeric 4” round duct features a 2” long tapered sleeve for easy, positive ducting
    • All models available in single packs or Project Paks, except where noted
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  • Bathrooms up to (X) Square Feet90
    Ceiling InstallationYes
    CFM @ 0.10"100
    CFM @ 0.125"N/A
    CFM @ 0.25"90
    ColorWhite
    CSANo
    cUL ListedNo
    Duct DirectionHorizontal
    Duct Size4"
    ENERGY STAR® qualifiedNo
    Globe Glass ColorN/A
    Grille FinishWhite Polymeric
    Grille Length16-3/4"
    Grille Width10-5/8"
    Heater wattageN/A
    Housing Dimension LxWxH14-1/4" x 8-1/4" x 5-3/4"
    Housing Height5-3/4"
    Housing Length14-1/4"
    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 Weight10.5 lbs
    Project PackNo
    Rated Amps2
    Rated Sones - VerticalN/A
    Rated Watts90
    Sones4.5
    UL Listed for use over bathtubs or showers when connected to a GFCI circuitNo
    Wall InstallationNo
    Warranty1 Year
    Watts @ 0.1"90
    Watts @ 0.25"N/A
  • Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Great design & function We were looking for a brushed nickel design to match an existing Moen faucet and this collection did the job perfectly. The quality of materials is excellent as is the mounting method. The one thing we love about the TP holder is the swing up design of the arm rather than the typical spring loaded type - which is at times hard to deal with. So far we have outfitted 2 bathrooms with this collection and the swing up arm design and we love them. August 9, 2015
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Very pleased with one minor complaint I bought this unit as a direct replacement for a 27 year old Broan fan. The designs were basically the same so it fit in the same sheet rock cut out the old unit resided in. Changing to the new one was fairly straight forward. It took a few trips to the attic to secure the hangers and check the vent connection. In operation this new unit is much quieter than the old. The light is about the same (not terribly bright with a 60W bulb). My only complaint is that the design of the new plastic cover has vent openings that allow one to see into the innards of the fan and light - not a real pretty sight. If the designers had taken care to cover this I would give the fan/light 5 stars. August 9, 2015
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Great basic fan/light Just put up 2 of these and I am pleased. It is not fancy but looks good and is quiet. I like the bright white color, it looks clean against the ceiling. I only wish it had two light bulbs instead of 1, that is why it got 4 stars instead of 5. January 21, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent replacement I replaced a 1970's vintage model 696 with the item purchased. Much quieter, increased ventilation, updated grille design and improved fan. The old fan was aluminum, fatigued with age and wouldn't stay balanced, causing lots of vibration. The new one has the same dimensions as the old, so installation was easy. Good price and fast free shipping! December 8, 2011
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Great replacement This was a perfect replacement for the old 2 heat bulb/fan unit since it is about the same size housing. Plus the fan is much better quality and more CFM. More energy efficient also. July 5, 2010
    Rated 5 out of 5 by broan fan this is a great item and the price couldnt be beat plus with the bing cash back , my big box store's home depot and lowes coudnt touch this price , great service and fast shipping , thanks September 19, 2009
    Rated 1 out of 5 by Not Good! These units were installed in three of my bathrooms and all three had to be replaced. One of them (in the master bath) needs to be replaced again. This unit is quiet because it does not work. My bathroom walls are wet and the entire bathroom is steamy. Why did I use the same product you might ask? The builder uses it and replaces with the same. Perhaps the next one will work. October 25, 2008
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Mr. Me I order this unit, because it was the exact size of the 70 cfm unit I replaced, so instalation was very easy. I did not want to cut out or fix any ceiling holes. The total time to remove and install was about 1.5 hours. This unit is a lot more quiet than the 70 cfm that I did replace. July 13, 2008
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    Can i Replace 655 with 657?

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    Thank you for your question on the model 657 fan/light ventilation fan. Yes, the 657 does have the same size housing as the 655 heater/fan/light. You would be able to remove the 655 from the ceiling and replace it with the 657 as the housing sizes are the same.
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    Not venting

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    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.
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    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.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 696 exhaust fan/light. Since the wiring for the light and fan are separate from each other, the problem would normally be a power supply issue. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for assistance.
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    Retrofit kit for a model 657

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    I want to replace a 2 light heater (#163 I think ) with a #657 light and fan. I see you have retro fit kits for other fans. Do you have one for this model?
    I see nothing but grief if I have to go in the attic to replace. Maybe I can use one of the round designer fan/light combinations to cover the 8 1/2 x 14 inch space? Thanks,
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    Thank you for your question on the model 163 dual radiant heat lamp and model 657 exhaust fan/light. There is no retrofit kit for the 163. If you want to install the 657 you will need to completely remove the 163 and install the new unit.
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    Thank you for your question. The "hanger" bars which you speak of, are used primarily in new construction before any drywall is up. If you are dealing with existing construction, attic access is recommended and the housing can be secured to a joist by fastening through the side(s) of the housing, assuming that a joist is in place. If there is no joist on either side, you may need to frame the in the opening. If you need further information, please contact the Technical Support group at 800-637-1543.
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