Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 22
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gary Replacement Fan Unit
This purchase was a replacement for the same unit bought and installed about 18 years ago. The heater melted the outer cover and no longer worked. The fan was getting noisy. Since the entire unit could not easily be replaced, the internal parts were swapped with the existing unit. All parts were exact fits with the exception of the heater which was redesigned. With a simple retrofit involving a few drilled holes, the heater was easily installed in the existing ceiling box. My only complaint is the exhaust fan could be quieter.
August 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Glenn Great product - exactly what I wanted
Exactly what I wanted. Replaced a 30 year old NuTone when remodeling bathroom. The new one is an exact match dimension-wise as the one being replaced. The internal components of the new one are almost the same as the old one. The new one has a night light which the old one did not, so a little re-wiring was required. The new model has a nice glass light cover,where as the older model had a plastic light cover that discolored and got brittle over time. The new model looks better than the older model and is quieter.
This is the second one I have purchased. I remodeled another bathroom and replaced a 30 year old Nutone with this model also. Both the older models were still working. Simply wanted to replace with a newer better looking model.
September 29, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Charlie Bad Product
Unit purchased upon recommendation of the Nutone customer service, as it had the same dimensions as the 20+ year old unit it was replacing. Once installed, the heater side blew out after the first use. Contacted Nutone and they sent out a new heater/fan unit. Installed the new part, and that lasted all of 2 days. Contacted Nutone customer service and they had me talk with their technical assistance people. Tech assistance thought it might be "a bad run" of production that caused the fan/heater unit to seize.
They sent out 2 new replacement fan/heater units "just in case". Removed the seized unit and installed one of the new units sent...... And that one seized up after one week. Getting ready to install the second one sent by technical assistance and hopefully this will be the one!
September 1, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by hank16 this new model has bad heater
I bought this unit to replace the same existing model that the heater wasn't performing well. i installed the new unit. After 4 days the heater stopped working. the new heater has a plastic housing that melted and the fan stopped turning because the fan was hitting the housing. i contacted the warranty dept. they sent me another heater assembly to install. this one has melted some, so the heater is still woking at this time. the old one had a metal housing. i wish the new model had a metal housing.
February 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Handyman Love the heater part
The heater portion is great, lights are lights, the vent fan is noisier than I though it would be, seems to vibrate some. The aluminum cross piece on the light assy was broken, not a problem, but not a good weld. Over all we are very pleased with it. Our main reason for getting it was the heater and that works great. We also wanted a night light in the unit, which this one has.
January 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by natchomamma Fits in old hole. Thats it.
I ordered two of these from HD. Both arrived with damaged reflectors. This unit is packaged poorly from the manufacturer. It looks and feels cheap compared to my original one that was made 20+ years ago. Just don't make them like they used to. I would venture these are made in China and cost about $10 to make, designed to last two years with a 1 year warranty. Overpriced junk!
June 23, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SCBB Recommended
Replaced same unit we had before. This is much quieter but doesn't seem to throw out quite as much heat, but satisfied. Easy to replace, so happy they still make this model. Especially like having the heater and night light.
December 17, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DBenton Flimsy grille
The metal box and fans were sturdy enough, but the grille is made of cheap plastic (like most things nowadays!). Felt very flimsy in my hands, and while trying to open plastic clips on light cover. I was worried one of the plastic clips was going to break off. Install was easy, unit works fine.
June 16, 2015