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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 kits (available separately)
    • Bath Fan Upgrade Kit
  • Video Links

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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 12 reviewers.
    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
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Good product I like the product because it last long. Had the original fan for 20 years. This is 2 nd time it been changed out. May 20, 2013
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    Broan Damper Flap Replacement Part

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    I have an old Broan 663-B/688-B A-Housing 8″ x 8-1/4″ and the damper flap hing broke. Where can I find a replacement? Possibly made of metal this time but anything will do.
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    Cleaning

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    I have the older 663C/668C model that produces loud noises when running. I'd like to try cleaning it before buying any replacement parts. What is the process to clean the motor and blower? I also have the 162-C model that I'd like to clean out as well.
     
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    Thank you for your question on the model 663C/668C exhaust fans. You would need to remove the grille assembly and you should also remove the fan assembly from the unit housing for cleaning. Please contact the Technical Service Department at 800-637-1453 for assistance.
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    can i cover this 688 with inlulation? blown in?

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    Thank you for your question on the model 688 exhaust fan. The 688 can have insulation against the sides and on top of the unit up to an R40 value.
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    Thank you for your question on the model 688 exhaust fan. The parts of the current version of the 688 will fit in your presently installed housing. You could also install model 690 upgrade kit to provide you with 60 CFM and quieter operation.
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    What motor can I use to replace a 663-C/688-C

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    Hi, I want to replace the bathroom motor fan, but I don't know what model can I use, the old one is a 663-C/688-C , seems discontinued.
    Could you advise me what motor can I use to replace this one?
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    Thank you for your question on the model 663C/688C exhaust fan. The motor and blower wheel for the 663C/688C are part number 97012038 and can be purchased through the “Shop for Parts” link at the top of our web site page.
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