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Questions and Answers for Broan-NuTone 70 CFM Ceiling Bathroom Exhaust Fan with Light, White Grille and Light

Internet #100140619

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:Will this fan/light assembly (not housing) fit in existing 8814R "A" unit. Just want the fan/light.
by|Nov 13, 2017
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A:  Been there; tried that. The assemblies are spot welded or riveted to the housing. When I discovered that, I went ahead and replaced both of my fan/lights even through the old housing was still good.. Other than the attic crawl, it was not that difficult..

by|May 5, 2023

A:  The internal "guts" of the fans are not interchangeable in the two housings. For additional assistance, please contact our Technical Support Department at 888-336-6151.

by|May 5, 2023
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    Q:How noise it is this fan?
    by|Oct 23, 2017
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    A:  This fan is rated at 3 sones. You will be able to tell it is on, but it is not overly loud.

    by|May 5, 2023
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      A:  The noise that fans make is all relative. The greater the CFM (cubic feet per minute of air it moves), the more noise that the fan blades will make. But if your bathroom is a normal size, you do not want to install anything less than a 70 CFM or it will not do an adequate job of removing steam and odors.

      by|May 5, 2023

      A:  I do not how to take the measurement but is very soft to me.

      by|May 5, 2023

        A:  Not very loud, but loud. It has a small engine and you won't forget it it's on. Doesn't do a bad job, however my has a bumping sound like it's hitting the inside somewhere. However, I still haven't figured out way yet.

        by|May 5, 2023
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        Q:Where can I get light bulbs for this and how do I know the correct ones to buy?
        by|Sep 20, 2017
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        A:  It uses an incandescent A19 bulb, up to 100 watts maximum

        by|May 4, 2023

          A:  Hello Ben, This unit uses one A19 medium base standard 100 Watt max bulb.

          by|May 4, 2023
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          Q:Will a 769rl fan kit fit in a 763rl housing?
          by|Jul 13, 2017
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          A:  The fans are not kits. The assemblies are either riveted or spot welded to the housing.

          by|Feb 12, 2019

          A:  While the housing size for both fans is the same, the orientation may be slightly different. We do not recommend putting a 769RL inside the 763RL housing. Please contact our Technical Support Department at 888-336-6151 for additional assistance.

          by|Feb 12, 2019
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            Q:This was installed by our contractor while doing bathroom renovations. How does one get the cover...
            by|Jul 2, 2017
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            A:  To change the light bulb, you only need to remove the lens, not the entire grille. To remove the lens, determine which 2 sides have the tabs. Gently squeeze those 2 sides to remove the tabs from the slots. The lens should then be able to be removed.

            by|May 4, 2023

              A:  The White trim cover is just that, a cover. Just click it off and replace the bulb. This is a VERY easy task to do.

              by|Dec 18, 2018

              A:  The center part of the cover can easily be removed. Determine which two sides of the center part have the plastic clip attachment. With a thin tool of some type, insert the tool between the center cover and outer cover and push on the attachment clip with the thin tool to gently pry the middle cover off a little. Once it begins to come off, it is easy to removed. The bulb is right behind the center cover. Be careful not to force the cover or you may break the attaching clip. It is plastic You may want to consider using an LED bulb to last longer.

              by|May 4, 2023
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              Q:Can this be left on for two days straight?
              by|Jun 20, 2017
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              A:  No, this is a VERY loud unit. It works fine, but is much to loud to be run any longer than it has to.

              by|Feb 12, 2019

              A:  This exhaust fan is for general residential use. It should be used while the bathroom is in use and then turned off. If you need a fan that can handle continuous operation, or at least two days, contact our Technical Support Department at 888-336-6151 and ask them about our heavy duty rated units.

              by|Feb 12, 2019
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                Q:Can i use this unit to replace a 763RLN , meaning i could just swap out the everything from the o...
                by|May 23, 2017
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                A:  I wanted to do the same thing. The cover was bad, but the fan an light still worked well. They were just old. The light bulb holder can be replaced but the fan is riveted to the box. I wound up just replacing the cover, which was an easy swap. While I had it apart, I cleaned it out well, removing years of dust buildup. The box attaches with an outside mounting bracket, so if your fan motor has stopped, you will have to replace the entire box, which means climbing into the attic. The only salvation in that case is that the mounting hole would be the same, which would make the installation much easier.

                by|May 4, 2023

                A:  Yes. This would be compatible with the 763RLN housing. Thank you.

                by|May 4, 2023
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                  Q:Can this be installed in drop ceiling?
                  by|May 10, 2017
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                  A:  This is not designed for a drop ceiling. If you have further questions, you may want to speak with a Technical Support person. Please dial 888-336-6151. Thank you.

                  by|May 4, 2023

                    A:  Electrician put mine (as replacement to old fan that rusted into) into drop ceiling in basement bathroom.

                    by|May 6, 2023

                      A:  Well, I was able to install it in drop ceiling. It was quite easy.

                      by|May 4, 2023
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                        Q:Unit mounting dimensions?
                        by|Mar 27, 2017
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                        A:  The housing measures 9” x 9” x 5¾”.

                        by|May 4, 2023

                          A:  9 and 1/8" hole

                          by|May 5, 2023

                            A:  The dimensions are shown on the outside of the box. If you do not have a Home Depot store to go to and look at the box, look at the specifications on line. The dimensions will be shown.

                            by|May 4, 2023
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                            Q:What is the housing height or depth
                            by|Mar 20, 2017
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                            A:  Go to the Home Depot website, look up the fan, and look at the specifications. The fan number generally reveals the dimensions (8814R = 8" X 8" X 14")

                            by|May 5, 2023

                            A:  The housing dimensions are 9” x 9” x 5¾”.

                            by|May 4, 2023

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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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