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Return for replacement or see if you can fix.

Broan-NuTone... | Answered on May 27, 2019

If you are knowledgeable about electricity and safe wiring practices. you could replace the glass lens with a couple of five inch square LED panel lights as described here:

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Broan-NuTone... | Answered on Apr 17, 2019

place the push nut below the blower wheel. Don't bother with the top. The centripetal force tends to push the wheel down. The push nut in this position will prevent this.

Broan-NuTone... | Answered on Oct 19, 2018

I'm looking for the replacement motor for Nutone 668N-part #53709000- it is discontinued. Central vacuum has a replacement buyt is out of stock. There is no new unit that fits the old opening. I have no ascess to the attic. Any ideas?

Broan-NuTone... | Answered on Aug 11, 2018

This is a hassle. I have had to replace several of these and it seems they come up with a new motor/model every few days. Seriously, call them and ask if there is a replacement motor for that unit. There may be. They may also give you a recommended replacement. this is usually a different size by a bit. You just have to trim some of the sheetrock to get it to fit. unless you can only find one that is smaller. I use caulk around the edges to get a good seal and cover up. You can also try cleaning the "fan" part of the unit. this often gets dusty and becomes off balance. A good cleaning and one or two -small- drops of oil may buy you some time.

Broan-NuTone... | Answered on Jun 14, 2018

Try Home-Depot replacement fan kit or

Broan-NuTone... | Answered on Jun 14, 2018

The additional wires are for a starting capacitor, not included with the motor. The easiest way to hook-up is to order the Outlet Assembly p/n 88617000 (available at Coastal Tech Supply.) The assembly includes the capacitor, connector, and shroud; and will replace the existing outlet assembly in the housing. Minor electrical work is required to remove the old assembly and install the new one.

Broan-NuTone... | Answered on Jun 14, 2018

Hello :

You should sniff the motor first . If there's a bad smell , then the motor is burned . You
If you can fix it by yourself , then dissemble the unit, remove the motor. Loosen the bolts running from end to end of the motor and with emery cloth, clean the small metal plates on the ehd of the armature. They should be bright copper color. If the armature is burnt, they will be dull brown. The other thing is to replace the brushes in the motor . Or take it to a repair shop if you are not sure that you can fix it by yourself .

good luck .

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Broan-NuTone... | Answered on Jun 14, 2018

There are a couple of things that you will need to check. First, is there an obsrtuction in the vent pipe that will not allow the air to move out of the room. Verify that the fan is actually moving air and not just sitting there running. Most motor depend on air going over them to cool them.

The other thing would be to verify the voltage AT THE FAN. It would be best if you could do that while the fan is running. There may be a poor connection somewhere that is dropping the voltage to the fan motor which will make it run hot and burn it up. Find a bad connection can be difficult, but usually the connection will also be getting hot and have the telltale brown or black burn marks.


Broan-NuTone... | Answered on Jun 14, 2018

If you remove the motor, which usually isn't to difficult to do. I would recommend plugging it in to one of your electrical outlets to check it. There is a possibility that the wiring is messed up or the plug in the housing went bad. If the motor doesn't work you need a new motor if it does work then you could try replacing the plug in the housing. All these parts are still available.
Here is a motor finder for NuTone motors:
Here is the manufacturer you can get parts from them:

Broan-NuTone... | Answered on Jun 14, 2018

Don't worry, you can purchase just the fan from amazon (not entire motor). here: NuTone 0696B000 Motor Assembly for QT100 and QT110 Series Fans. I hope this was helpful. cheers

Broan-NuTone... | Answered on Jun 14, 2018

You need to balance the blades by adding weight to one or more blades so they all weigh the same. Stores sell a kit with stick-on weights.

Broan-NuTone... | Answered on Jun 14, 2018

possible resons... the fan motor is bad...the fan plug in the housing has vibrated out....the wire to the fan outlet came loose from the wire nut connection inside the electical box...
try plugging a light or other small electrical device into the fan plug and see if it works (be sure the wall switch is on) it will help you determine the remaining possibilities. try plugging the fan into an extension cord to see if it works, if it runs then the fan is ok and the problem is in the wiring connection. if it doesn't work, the fan motor is bad.
hope this helps....jay

Broan-NuTone... | Answered on Jun 14, 2018

The motor is usually not repairable. You can sometimes purchase the motor and fan separate but that is about it. Here is a link to a blog about replacing motors.

Broan-NuTone... | Answered on Jun 14, 2018


Broan-NuTone... | Answered on Oct 01, 2017

The motor is defective. A common problem.

Broan-NuTone... | Answered on Aug 13, 2017

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