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Old 09-21-2011, 04:52 PM   #1
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NuTone 8663RP bath light and fan repair

In my newly bought house, the bathroom ventilation fan/light is making a grinding noise and shudders every once in a while. I opened it up enough to determine that it is the fan motor, still drawing air, but making the noise and shuddering occasionally.
A new one from Home Depot costs $129. Is it possible and/or worth it to find a replacement ventilation motor, or just replace the whole thing?

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Old 09-21-2011, 06:14 PM   #2
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Look at the motor....good chance you can buy a new one....the part # for the motor should be on the side....

Another option....go to HD....look at just vent fans....good chance a cheap one uses the same motor....might be cheaper to buy that and take the motor out of it.


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Old 09-21-2011, 06:43 PM   #3
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You might only need a new blower wheel. See if that is loose on the motor shaft. Blower wheels are usually less than $10.

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Thanks for the suggestions

Great idea to look for a fan-only model and switch out the motor. I'll look into that first, before opening up the motor and looking at parts. I'm not as DIY as that for the moment!

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