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Model #769RL

Store SKU #416986

  • NuTone exhaust fan with light reduces moisture, odors and mildew
  • Powerful enough for rooms (including bathroom) up to 65 sq. ft.
  • Easy to install and/or replace existing product for DIY'ers

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Q:Looking for just the light cover?
by|Nov 11, 2019
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A:  Please contact our Customer Service Department at 888-336-3948 for assistance with obtaining replacement parts.

by|Nov 12, 2019

    A:  I was looking for the exact same thing. Here is the bad news. I found the cover at multiple locations but the cost was about $2-$3 less than buying the entire new fan with light at Home Depot. Home Depot does not carry the cover only and Nutone service centers (they are not part of Nutone but service Nutone products) are the ones that are almost as expensive as the entire fan new. So what I did was purchased a new fan with light at Home Depot, installed the new cover on the old fan, and stored the new fan box for when the old one eventually does stop working. At that point, I can use the cover I already have. If you don't want to store the box, look for the slightly less expensive fan only at Home Depot as the cover should still fit a fan with light (9" X 9" if I remember correctly).

    by|Nov 13, 2019

    A:  Call nutone. Ask them to send you one. Ask home depot customer service to notify you of a defective return whichwill work Retail stores do not sell replacements.

    by|Nov 13, 2019

    A:  Yes but get it online at Home Depot. Com

    by|Nov 13, 2019

      A:  Call On Line at Newtown and they will have the information.

      by|Nov 12, 2019

      A:  Yes you can order it directly from Nutone. Be sure you have the exact model number before calling. The model number can be found on inside of the unit. This should be very easy to purchase as Nutone sells virtually every part that comes with their fans separately Good luck, Herb.

      by|Nov 12, 2019

      A:  If you can't find one, replacing the unit is less than 20 bucks and easy to do.

      by|Nov 12, 2019
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      Q:Do you need to vent it
      by|Jun 27, 2019
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      A:  /The 769RL must be exhausted to the outside. If you have further technical or installation questions, please contact our NuTone Technical Support Department at 1-888-336-6151 between 8:30 AM and 7:00 PM (EST) Monday-Friday.

      by|Jun 28, 2019

        A:  Yes

        by|Jun 28, 2019

        A:  YES. It requires a 4inch round duct to attach to the fan's discharge opening.

        by|Oct 3, 2019

        A:  In a half bath with no shower or bath tub not really. In a main bath or bath with a shower I would as you will over time develop a mildew mold problem in the attic. I personally would vent it in either case.

        by|Jun 28, 2019

        A:  Yes.

        by|Jun 28, 2019

        A:  Absolutely.

        by|Jun 28, 2019
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        Q:I have a NuTone 763RL “B” unit that is in a 763RL/769RL “A” unit. 50CFM It’s looking old and I...
        by|Jun 19, 2019
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        A:  If you have the model number NUTONE can answer that question. They sell individual parts so you may get lucky and be able to swap the fan and light assemble without problem.

        by|Nov 12, 2019

        A:  The correct part must be installed in the unit. You can purchase replacement parts directly from NuTone. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-888-336-3948 between 7:30 AM and 6:00 PM (CDT) Monday-Friday to place an order. Authorized method of payment is via MasterCard/Visa or a check/money order in advance. Shipping and handling will vary depending upon your order total (within the Contiguous United States). Your local sales tax may also apply.

        by|Jun 21, 2019

          A:  If the outside dimensions of your old housing matches EXACTLY the outside dimension of the new unit, it MAY fit in the old housing. No guarantee - as modifications to products happen all the time. Worse case scenario, the entire housing has to be replaced with the completely new unit.

          by|Jun 23, 2019
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          Q:Can this fan be configured with the exhaust pointing the opposite direction when mounted directly...
          by|May 17, 2019
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          A:  Yes but you have to uninstall the mounting box and rotate it so the exhaust opening is on the side you want. This is a rather big job as you must disconnect the power via the circuit breaker. Then you take the unit apart which is not difficult. But the enclosure may be nailed or screwed to ceiling joists and these must be removed carefully so you do not damage the enclosure. Once the enclosure is freed just rotate it to match up with your exhaust pipe of flex pipe. Attach the pipe first and then remount the enclosure using screws if the ceiling joists are wood. Then just assemble the unit, turn on power and you are good to go.

          by|Nov 12, 2019

          A:  Yes, it can, as long as there is a clear pathway for the airflow and duct to the outside.

          by|May 20, 2019

            A:  As long as the pathway is unobstructed for the exhaust to vent through to the outside.

            by|May 18, 2019
            caret
            Q:How to change the lightbulb in the fan?
            by|May 9, 2019
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            A:  Very easy but may take two people, one to hold the ladder secure. With a thin blade screw driver or putter knife. Carefully pry the cover off the ceiling. Do this slowly so yo do not damage your ceiling. The cover may come completely off of hang by retainers it doesn't matter as long as you can reach the light bulb. Unscrew the light bulb and replace with new one. Then push the cover back into place so it is snug against the ceiling. This in not a hard job but does require care so you do not scratch your ceiling.

            by|Nov 12, 2019

            A:  Remove lens by squeezing both sides and removing lens tabs from slot in grille. You should then be able to change the bulb.

            by|May 9, 2019

              A:  Yes

              by|May 21, 2019
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              Q:Can an LED bulb be used?
              by|May 8, 2019
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              A:  Yes

              by|May 21, 2019

              A:  Yes

              by|May 12, 2019

                A:  Yes I believe so.

                by|May 8, 2019

                A:  Thank you for your question. You can use an LED bulb in the 769RL, however, the bulb may have a shorter than expected life or reduced light performance as not all bulbs are created equal. The bulb must be marked suitable for enclosed fixtures, as well as be listed by a certification body (i.e. UL, CSA, ETL).

                by|Jun 1, 2019
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                  A:  Yes

                  by|May 21, 2019
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                    Q:I currently have a fan/light assembly that works on seperate switches. Is the wiring set up to ha...
                    by|Apr 3, 2019
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                    A:  Yes, it is.

                    by|Apr 4, 2019

                      A:  Very good and easy to install, I'm happy.

                      by|Apr 7, 2019

                        A:  Yes, ours is set up the same way. And this replacement fan works exactly the same as the original model did. And it is quieter too.

                        by|Apr 7, 2019

                          A:  Yes

                          by|Apr 8, 2019

                            A:  Yes, most all heat/vent/lights are designed to be wired separate, or you can wire them together and run them on one switch.

                            by|Apr 7, 2019
                              caret
                              Q:is it quiet
                              by|Mar 1, 2019
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                              A:  It is rated at 3.0 sones. It is moderately quiet. If you need something very quiet, you would need a fan that is 1.0 sones or less.

                              by|May 31, 2019
                                1 found this answer helpful

                                A:  NO.

                                by|Jun 1, 2019
                                  1 found this answer helpful

                                  A:  I would say it is in the middle of the pack for sound. If you close the door, then you can't hear it so it is better than most of the cheaper models.

                                  by|Mar 8, 2019

                                    A:  not really. It is 3.0 scones. If you want a quiet exhaust, you have to go with something with scone rating of 1.0 or less.

                                    by|May 31, 2019
                                    2 found this answer helpful

                                    A:  It is reasonably quiet. It replaced an older model fan for us so it is not as quiet as a newer model fan would be but it fits in the hole that the old fan fits in. I hope that this answers the question for you. If quiet is your main issue buy a newer version fan. If it needs to fit in a specific space this works and is reasonably quiet.

                                    by|May 31, 2019
                                      1 found this answer helpful
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                                      Q:What is the max length of exhaust hose I can use with this? I want to vent to one side of the hou...
                                      by|Feb 24, 2019
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                                      A:  Call Nutone as this depends on the size of the fan. The larger the fan the more air is moved and so a longer vent pipe can be used. I live in a condo and I am on the top floor but my vent goes up to the roof and is attached to an out side vent plate about 10 feet from my bathroom ceiling.. When you call Nutone have your unit's model number available and they will answer you very quickly.

                                      by|Nov 12, 2019

                                      A:  I think it will work OK with that length

                                      by|Feb 26, 2019
                                      1 found this answer helpful

                                      A:  That's a question involving air movement, volume and the environmental conditions where the exhaust vent pipe will be located. The simplest thing I can say is to avoid sharp bends, dips and any obstructions in the installation of the hose which can cause condensation of warm moist air into water and either freeze or leak into the structure. Make sure to use a high quality exhaust hose to avoid rips and tears during installation.

                                      by|Feb 27, 2019

                                      A:  As long as you are using rigid duct, you can go as far as 24 feet. However, for each 90 degree turn, deduct 3 feet. If you have questions about this, please call our Technical Support Department at 888-336-3948.

                                      by|Feb 26, 2019
                                        1 found this answer helpful
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                                        Q:My fan seems to be blowing in. Is it supposed to? Did I install it wrong? Is there a switch to ch...
                                        by|Jan 6, 2019
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                                        A:  I would check the plastic connector that connects to the 4" exhaust vent pipe to make sure the "door" swings outward when the fan is turned on. Otherwise, there may be a blockage in the vent pipe which leads to the outside. I once had a to remove a sizeable wasp's nest from one!

                                        by|Jan 6, 2019

                                        A:  No it is not supposed to blow in

                                        by|Jan 10, 2019

                                          A:  The fan itself might be wired wrong take back to store

                                          by|Jan 8, 2019

                                          A:  The fan only moves a small amount of air, so it would be difficult to tell that it was blowing air the wrong direction. As far as wiring goes the only way it could blow the wrong direction is if the fan motor was wired incorrectly at the factory. You could try this to test if it’s working correctly. Use painters tape and cover over the vents on 3 sides, then hold a thin piece of the tissue or toilet paper over the rest of the remaining vent, if it’s working correctly it should suck the paper to the vent, incorrectly it will blow the paper away from the vent. If it does neither you may have a blockage in your vent pipe.

                                          by|Jan 6, 2019

                                            A:  Please contact our Technical Support Department at 800-637-1453. When you call, have your model number. They can be reached M-F, 8:00am - 6:00pm. Thank you.

                                            by|May 1, 2019
                                              1 found this answer helpful

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                                              Air Volume (CFM)70508070
                                              Fan Sound Level (Sones)4.02.52.51.5
                                              Housing Width (in.)98.258.258.0
                                              Housing Length (in.)9888.25
                                              Maximum Room Size (sq. ft.)65457560
                                              FeaturesLightLightLightLight
                                              Installation TypeCeilingCeilingCeilingCeiling
                                              Grill ShapeRectangleRectangleRectangleRound
                                              Duct Compatible Sizes4 in4 in4 in4 in
                                              Mount TypeRecessedRecessedRecessedRecessed
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