How To Replace a Bathroom Fan

How to replace a bathroom fan in your home! A DIY project, this video will walk you through the step by step home project for your next bathroom fan replacement. Using the new Broan bath fans, we will be able to show you how Broan fan replacement is easy! No more bath fan grill mistakes and this is truly an easy guide to replacing bathroom fan motors.

See our step by step guide below for replacing an economy style bath fan with a new NuTone roomside series fan:

  • Pull grill off of base, remove grill springs, and take off unit
  • Unplug motor, use flat-head screw driver to pop out the motor plate
  • Next pull out wiring panel and unscrew the wiring
  • Outline the new unit in sharpie over existing unit and use a jab saw to cut dry wall
  • After cutting the drywall, remove the economy housing out of your ceiling, there will be 2 nails/screws on either side of unit to remove, then pry out ductwork
  • Use a pry bar or a screwdriver to remove the nails
  • Next attach the knockout onto your home’s wiring and fold in the mounting ears on the new unit and attach the knockout late/new wiring onto the can and slide the new housing into the ceiling
  • Drill new screws into the joist to attach the new housing to the ceiling, wire up the fan and the junction box to the corner of the housing
  • One you’re done with wiring, slide the junction box into the grooves, and secure with a screw
  • Unique feature of fan the duct for the easy duct connector which allows you to hook up your ductwork from the roomside
  • Pull ductwork through the housing, slide the new duct in, and tape
  • Slide in the new motor and plug it into the junction box and secure it with screws on either side
  • Finally, to attach the new grill, squeeze the springs into the channel on both sides and the grill will snap into place

How to replace a bathroom fan in your home! A DIY project, this video will walk you through the step by step home project for your next bathroom fan replacement. Using the new Broan bath fans, we will be able to show you how Broan fan replacement is easy! No more bath fan grill mistakes and this is truly an easy guide to replacing bathroom fan motors.

See our step by step guide below for replacing an economy style bath fan with a new NuTone roomside series fan:

  • Pull grill off of base, remove grill springs, and take off unit
  • Unplug motor, use flat-head screw driver to pop out the motor plate
  • Next pull out wiring panel and unscrew the wiring
  • Outline the new unit in sharpie over existing unit and use a jab saw to cut dry wall
  • After cutting the drywall, remove the economy housing out of your ceiling, there will be 2 nails/screws on either side of unit to remove, then pry out ductwork
  • Use a pry bar or a screwdriver to remove the nails
  • Next attach the knockout onto your home’s wiring and fold in the mounting ears on the new unit and attach the knockout late/new wiring onto the can and slide the new housing into the ceiling
  • Drill new screws into the joist to attach the new housing to the ceiling, wire up the fan and the junction box to the corner of the housing
  • One you’re done with wiring, slide the junction box into the grooves, and secure with a screw
  • Unique feature of fan the duct for the easy duct connector which allows you to hook up your ductwork from the roomside
  • Pull ductwork through the housing, slide the new duct in, and tape
  • Slide in the new motor and plug it into the junction box and secure it with screws on either side
  • Finally, to attach the new grill, squeeze the springs into the channel on both sides and the grill will snap into place