Broan 679 White 70 CFM 3.5 Sone Ceiling Mounted HVI Certified Bath Fan with Light

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  • Features a powerful 70 CFM permanently lubricated and sealed motor that's specifically designed for continuous use applications.
  • Compact housing mounts directly to inboard joists, making retrofit or new installation applications straight-forward and simple.
  • Equipped with 100 watt incandescent lighting and integrated nightlight, ensuring your bathroom is brightly lit without the need for additional fixtures (bulbs sold separately).
  • Compatible with a number of Broan multi-function and time control wall switches (sold separately).
  • UL listed and suitable for use over bathtubs and showers when connected to a GFCI-protected branch circuit.
  • CFM: 70
  • Sones: 3.5
  • Duct Size: 4 Inch Round
  • Grill Width: 11.125 Inches
  • Grill Length: 10.625 Inches
  • Housing Width: 8 Inches
  • Housing Length: 8.25 Inches
  • Housing Depth: 5.75 Inches
  • Lighting Type: Incandescent (bulb not included)
  • HVI Certified: Yes
  • UL Listed: Yes
Product Variations:
  • 678: 50 CFM
  • 679 (This Model): 70 CFM
  • 680: 100 CFM

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  • Broan 679

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Broan 679 Product Specifications

Installation Guide
Installation Manual
Specification Sheet
Product Specifications
Amperage 2
Bulb Type Incandescent
CFM 70
CFM (High) 70
Collection Fan/Lights
Configuration Exhaust Fan
Country Of Origin USA
Duct Discharge Horizontal
Duct Size 4" Round
Energy Star No
Function Bath Fan, Light
Grille Finish White
Grille Length 10.625
Grille Width 11.125
HVI Certified Yes
Heater Included No
Housing Depth 5.75
Housing Length 8.25
Housing Width 8
Humidity Sensing No
Installation Type Ceiling
Light Included Yes
Made in America Yes
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year Limited
Material Plastic
Max Ventilation Area 65
Motion Sensor No
Night Light Yes
Number of Bulbs 1
Product Weight 6.5
Sones 3.5
UL Listed Yes
Voltage 120
Watts Per Bulb 100

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Broan 679 Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 by from noisy motor The electric motor in this unit had an unacceptably loud "hum" over and above the exhaust fan sound . The exhaust fan noise was fine and as expected according to the rating of the unit . I returned the unit according to instructions received from Ventingdirect ( or Broan ? ) and have received credit for the price of the unit and the shipping charges . I also re-ordered the same model unit to see if there would be an improvement in the electric motor . There is a distinct improvement , but their electric motor still has a noticeable "hum" . I have an older different model Broan exhaust fan which has the same sound rating , and there is a distinct difference in the sound level between the older exhaust fan and this new model .
Date published: 2009-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good low-end bathroom fan Good fan for small bathroom. Not too loud. Efficient enough. Price was good. My only complaint is that the plastic covering the light is tinted a terrible shade of blue that makes any bulb you put in look very harsh.
Date published: 2014-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Noisy but economical bathroom vent fan and light. My reason for not giving this fan/light set a higher rating is it is rather noisy. It was harder removing the old fan compared to how easily this fan went in the same hole in the ceiling.
Date published: 2014-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value and reliable This unit was installed in 2000 and has performed flawlessly to 2013 until the motor started making noise. So much for "permanent" lubrication, but of course, under the harsh conditions of moisture, hot and cold temperature extremes, etc, can't expect everything. The good news is that I cleaned and relubricated it and it sounds like new. My biggest complaint is the "flapping" sound of the backdraft flap and the cold air that comes in because it's designed to have a small 1" opening and close in a breeze. This design I believe is somewhat flawed, so I added some counterweight to the flap and some weatherstripping to the output to better seal that opening but still allow it to open when the fan runs. Seems to work fine. Other than that, I don't think it's too noisy normally, but I know there are quieter ones. Biggest thing is to clean it routinely. I hadn't cleaned it in 5 years and it was really gunked up with dust. I spent more time cleaning it thoroughly than getting the fan and flap re-worked. 3 hours later and we're back to normal.
Date published: 2013-03-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Noisey Installed three of these units in less than three months in 2012. One in a 3/4 bath as a replacement in my own home and two in bathroom remodels for clients. All three are noisey and rattle. They have all been dissassembled and I have had to install sticky felt pads through out to rectify the problem. Not quite sure I understand because I have used Broan products for years in many new homes and remodels and have never had a problem, but these seem to be suffering from an engineering problem. FYI-If your going to install a bath fan in any bathroom, DO NOT install anything less than a 70 cfm. I don't care how small the bath is or what the manufacturers say. Spend the extra money and get a good quality one, trust me. I still am a big Broan fan, we have had great success with their products, just not this one. I
Date published: 2013-02-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointed in this product. I had the fan fixture installed and it is quiet, I must say that. However, after about 6 months use, the light will intermittently shut off. I must let it sit for anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. There is no timing as to when it will decide to shut off. Sometimes it's 6 minutes, sometimes 10 minutes. Needless to say, it makes my morning showers quite interesting. I have had several people look at it and it totally baffles them. Unfortunately, I was unable to return it within the warrantee period due to a life changing event, so I will replace it with something else as soon as I am able.
Date published: 2013-02-20
  • I am replacing my bathroom ceiling light to a Broan ventilation fan with light, model 679. My question is where do I connect the green wire coming out from the receptacle? My excesting wire is black, white and bare wire. Your help will be appreciated very much. Mike. My email address: Thank You

    A. The bare wire is the ground, that is what you hook the green wire to.
  • Can this fan vent into the attic without duct?

    A. To optimize product performance proper ducting is necessary. Choose the location for your fan/light in the ceiling. For best possible performance, use the shortest possible duct run and a minimum number of elbows.
  • Using the Wireing schematic shown , can you use two seperate single pole switches instead of the combination switches not included. switches

    A. Yes you can do that.
  • I am replacing my bathroom ceiling light to a Broan ventilation fan with light, model 679. My question is where do I connect the green wire coming out from the receptacle? My excesting wire is black, white and bare wire.

    A. The bare wire is the ground, that is what you hook the green wire to.
  • How does the grille come off for cleaning?

    TO CLEAN LENS AND GRILLE: Remove light lens and bulb (the lens is held in place by tabs on the sides that slip into slots in the grille as shown in the Installation Guide). Remove nut in center of reflector and lower assembly.
    CAUTION: Grille and reflector are separate units.
    Unplug light from WHITE receptacle. Plastic parts can be cleaned with mild, soapy water (use a mild detergent, such as dishwashing liquid) and dried with a soft cloth. Do not use abrasive cloth, steel wool pads, or scouring powders.
  • The fan I'm replacing is not hard wired. It has two plugs that plug into a receptacle in the attic, one for the light and one for the fan. Do I understand correctly that this fan will work for this type of setup?


    The Broan 679 does come with a plug so you can use it over a shower or tub in conjunction with a GFCI protected circuit. 

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