Bathroom Fan Motor Replacement

Bathroom Fan Motor Replacement

As many other sites note, fan motors are very similar across a number of brands. You do need to watch for spline length and fan type. I found this unit works with a very old, discontinued vent fan by Air-o Fan – a fan unit from the 1970's and labeled as 605 for a 600 unit. However, one required change – the fan goes CW and not CCW. Happily, this is very easy to change: just remove the 2 long screws holding the motor ends together, move the pieces so it face the opposite direction and reinstall the screws. Voila, CW. Otherwise, it fit perfectly! Agree that the air volume isn't wonderful, but it's decent and saved ripping out the ceiling of the bathroom for our discontinued fan model.
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Bathroom Fan Motor Replacement

If your bathroom fan is dead, here’s some good news: You don’t have to tear out the entire unit. Even if you fan is decades old, chances are you can get a replacement motor. Although a new motor costs about the same as a new fan, replacement saves time and trouble. You don’t have to cut into the ceiling, crawl around your attic or get up on your roof. It usually takes less than an hour.
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Bathroom Fan Motor Replacement

Bath fans vary in design, but motor replacement requires the same basic steps, no matter which brand or model you have. Turn off the power to the fan at the main breaker panel. Then unplug the fan and remove the motor plate (Photo 2). Some motor plates release by pressing or prying on the side of the fan housing. Others are secured with a screw or two.
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Bathroom Fan Motor Replacement

The box at Lowes for this model (BP27) shows that it also fits Broan model #688 – A through E. As you can see from this website above Broan does not list this model. It fits and runs just like the old motor, however, I am not convinced that the fan blades (new in the box) are operating as efficiently as the original fan which is similar but has a sealed top and is a bit thicker. The shaft spline is different so the old fan blade won't fit. It does run as quiet as the original equipment. Gave it three stars as it is worth a try at only $15+/- and may work better in other Broan models. Would have liked to use the old fan blades though.
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Bathroom Fan Motor Replacement

Before you can remove the motor from the plate, you have to get the blower off the motor’s shaft. This is often the toughest part of the whole project. An older metal blower might be fastened with a screw. Plastic blowers usually aren’t fastened at all, but simply slide off the shaft. Either way, removal may require some hard prying and pulling. If you wreck the blower while removing it, don’t worry. You can order a replacement at little cost. To install the new motor, simply reverse the removal process.
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Bathroom Fan Motor Replacement

690 Bath Fan Upgrade Kit The BROAN bath fan upgrade kit lets you convert your old bath fan to a brand new unit in just 10 minutes. Improve performance, reduce the sound level, and upgrade the appearance of your economy fan in minutes.
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Bathroom Fan Motor Replacement

Bath Fan Upgrade Kit The NuTone bath fan upgrade kit lets you convert your old bath fan to a brand new unit in just 10 minutes. Improve performance, reduce the sound level, and upgrade the appearance of your economy fan in minutes.
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Bathroom Fan Motor Replacement

The BROAN bath fan upgrade kit lets you convert your old bath fan to a brand new unit in just 10 minutes. Improve performance, reduce the sound level, and upgrade the appearance of your economy fan in minutes.
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The NuTone bath fan upgrade kit lets you convert your old bath fan to a brand new unit in just 10 minutes. Improve performance, reduce the sound level, and upgrade the appearance of your economy fan in minutes.
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Installation and motor are great. Replacement fan blade moves very little air. Simply put toilet paper infront of grill and it is easy to test the air flow, the TP barely stays up against the grill, really, seriously.
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If you don’t have a cap on your roof like the one shown in Photo 2, chances are your bath fan vents into the attic. Running a new duct up through the roof isn’t a complex job, but you will have to work in the attic and on the roof. Since you’re doing all that work anyway, consider replacing the fan.
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When there’s an attic above the bathroom, some installers take a shortcut: Instead of running the duct through the roof, they end the duct inside the attic. The result is that the fan fills the attic with moist air. That moisture feeds wood rot. In winter, frost forms in the attic and as the frost melts, water can damage the ceilings below.
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When the fan is first powered on, it runs very quiet. After it has been running for 1 minute or 2, it becomes very loud. It is like running a air compressor in the bathroom. This is my second unit. The first unit, I thought it was just a defected unit and I went to store to exchange a new one. The new unit has same problem. I even noticed recently that it stopped for a few seconds, then re-start on its own.
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It’s quite simple. You may use some rooms only briefly, such as the bathroom, as you get ready for work in the morning. Heating the entire home for this purpose is pointless. Instead, opt for spot heating, which will effectively heat the area you need – when you need it.
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View Heaters It’s quite simple. You may use some rooms only briefly, such as the bathroom, as you get ready for work in the morning. Heating the entire home for this purpose is pointless. Instead, opt for spot heating, which will effectively heat the area you need – when you need it. High Capacity Wall Heaters Kickspace Accessories
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View Heaters It’s quite simple. You may use some rooms only briefly, such as the bathroom, as you get ready for work in the morning. Heating the entire home for this purpose is pointless. Instead, opt for spot heating, which will effectively heat the area you need – when you need it.