Upgrade your bath fan and reduce noise without tearing open the ceiling. Simply replace the fan and motor in your existing unit with a new 60 cfm blower. We show you how.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:June 2010
Grab the edge of the cover and pull down. Squeeze the springs to
release them from the slots and remove the cover.
Make sure the wall switch for the fan is turned off. Either remove
the screw that holds the fan in place or push out on the metal fan
housing to release the tab holding the fan. Then simply pull the
fan down and unplug it.
Match one of the new mounting plates to the style of your old
plate, and attach the new fan to the plate with the screws
Install the new fan, either hooking the tabs or reinstalling the
screw. Plug in the fan and install the new cover.
Photos 3 and 4 show how to install the replacement parts. The kit comes with
complete instructions, the new fan and an attractive white
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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