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688Ceiling/Wall Mount Fan, White Plastic Grille, 50 CFM

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  • Remove air wherever needed with Broan compact ventilation fans.
    • 50 CFM 4.0 Sones
    • Torsion spring grille mounting - no tools necessary
    • Compact housing fits easily between ceiling joists or wall studs
    • Covered by U.S. and foreign patents
    • Single packs and Project Paks
    • Metal grille kit S97011308 (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"N/A
    ColorWhite
    CSANo
    cUL ListedNo
    Duct DirectionHorizontal
    Duct Size3"
    ENERGY STAR® qualifiedNo
    Globe Glass ColorN/A
    Grille FinishWhite Polymeric
    Grille Length9"
    Grille Width9-1/4"
    Heater wattageN/A
    Housing Dimensions L x W x H7-1/4" x 7-1/2" x 3-5/8"
    Housing Height3-5/8"
    Housing Length7-1/4"
    Housing Width7-1/2"
    Humidity SensingNo
    HVI CertifiedYes
    Light Bulb Quantity0
    Light Bulb WattageN/A
    Light Bulbs IncludedNo
    Lighting TypeNo Light
    MaterialPolymeric
    Minimum construction space required2x4
    Motor engineered for continuous operationNo
    NightlightNo
    Product Weight3.5 lbs
    Project PackNo
    Rated Amps0.9
    Rated Sones - VerticalN/A
    Rated WattsN/A
    Sones4.0
    UL Listed for use over bathtubs or showers when connected to a GFCI circuitYes
    Wall InstallationYes
    Warranty1 Year
    Watts @ 0.1"N/A
    Watts @ 0.25"N/A
  • Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Inexpensive and easy to replace busted vent fan Was very easy to remove old one and put in new one. Literally plug and play. Interesting buying the whole unit was cheaper than just buying the replacement motor which I would have preferred since I did not need to replace the box and grille. September 4, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Needed to replace existing fan and this model fit perfectly, is more quiet and was reasonably priced. What more do you need? Easy to install, quiet and a great price. Good product. March 26, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by it is a good product a reliable and powerful fan at a reasonable price. Will buy the same product in future. March 10, 2014
    Rated 5 out of 5 by great price, clever design Great fan, maybe, if there is a deluxe model, it could be quieter, but its not too loud March 10, 2014
    Rated 4 out of 5 by existing fan replacement We installed this replacement fan in 3/4 bath. The fan is strong and clears shower dampness very efficiently. But it is loud. If the instructions for replacing the fan with a plug were clearer, I would have been able to replace the fan myself rather than hiring someone. Since the existing fan plugged into the ceiling, it was very easy to replace; no wiring or going into crawl space was required. The instructions didn't say how to remove the existing fan (same type). Since we were replacing an existing fan of the same type, I wish I could have purchased this model without the housing; I just had to throw out the brand new housing; a waste of money and materials. Overall I would recommend this fan for a replacement; this one fit into our existing fixture perfectly. If you are installing a new one without an existing opening, then I would suggest you look for a model which is quieter. Our old one lasted 22 years; I assume this model will be as reliable. November 6, 2013
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Over 6 months now and works great 6+ months ago i replaced my small bath's fan. i can not complain AT ALL..... for the price it sells this is absolutely amazing!! It removes foul air efficiently and works like a charm. With respect to noise level.... it is noisy, but i do not visit the toilet for reading or napping and have no problem with a little noise side-effect for 2-3 mins. I was very skeptical buying it because i thought it would not last for the ridiculous price i paid. So far so good... August 21, 2013
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Loud but work well in smaller bath. Have this in both baths. Works great in 40 sq. ft. bath. Noisy is my complaint since it is next to my TV room & have to turn tv up when it is on. Builders also put same model Broan 688 k in my larger bath, 80- to 85 sq ft. I understand why it seems much quieter now. 50 cfm not enough power. No suction. July 30, 2013
    Rated 3 out of 5 by Motor bearings fail. The bearings fail and the motor seizes up after a few years. I have several installed in my apartment building and I have to replace a motor unit every couple years. Higher quality bearings/lubricant should be used. Mike June 11, 2013
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    I have an older Broan model 688 fan that is missing all parts. The housing is in place in the ceiling but It does not have a motor, grill or motor mounting bracket. I noticed that all replacement parts have tongues on the motor bracket that snap into place but mine does not have any slots in the housing to accommodate a newer bracket. I don't want to replace the housing, so do you have any kits that have a bracket that will work with a new motor and grill assembly. I have attached a picture of the housing. Please help.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 688 exhaust fan. There have been a couple different revisions of the 688 with different, non-interchangeable parts. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for assistance.
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    what motor does a 688-H/663-H use?

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    Thank you for your question on the models 688H/663H exhaust fans. The motor and blower wheel combination used in these models is part number 97012041. The complete motor assembly is part number 97012026 and they can be ordered through the “Shop for Parts” link at the top of our web site page. Our Customer Service department can also assist you with parts at 800-558-1711.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 696N-B exhaust fan. The only parts available for the existing housing would be the original replacement parts. You can get replacement 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 for further assistance.
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    I have a 688-J model and want to replace with upgraded parts

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    Can I keep my housing, mounting bracket, and fan and just get a different fan motor to go with them? Is there one that is the same size that is a little more quiet and/or powerful? Thanks.
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    Thank you for your question on the Broan model 688. We do have replacement parts available for this model if you are interested in repairing it. We do also have the model 690 upgrade kit available. This will increase your cfm's from 50 to 60 and also lower the sones from 4.0 to 3.0. You can view and order the 690 upgrade kit or replacement parts on the Broan website or by contacting customer service at 800-558-1711.
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    What size duct does my current 688H/663-H have, it is 20 years old

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    Want to upgrade fan but to not want to replace duct, just want noise reduction
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    Thank you for your question regarding your 688 exhaust fan. The duct for that model is 3 inch.
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