Whirlpool 4396841P PUR Push Button Side-by-Side Refrigerator Water Filter, 2-Pack
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- NSF certified refrigerator water filter retains beneficial fluoride in water while reducing chlorine taste and odor
- Also reduces particulates, lead, and mercury
- Replace every six months for best results
- Dimensions: 13 inches long by 4.6 inches wide by 2.6 inches tall
- This item sold in a convenient two-pack
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Make sure the water and ice from your refrigerator is as clean and fresh tasting as possible by replacing its water filter. This Whirlpool PuR water filter is used in Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Amana, and JennAir side-by-side refrigerators with filter access in the base grille.
It's NSF-certified to reduce cysts, particulates (class I), lead, mercury, and more. (The contaminants or other substances removed or reduced by this water filter are not necessarily in all users' water.) While it effectively removes contaminants from your water and ice, this filter also lowers the taste and odor of chlorine while retaining beneficial fluoride.
For the highest quality water and ice, your refrigerator's water filter needs to be changed over a period of time as its effectiveness at cleaning the water is reduced. For optimal results, you should replace this refrigerator water filter every 6 months to ensure clean, safe drinking water and ice.
Your refrigerator will even remind you when to change its filter, turning on an indicator light found near the water dispenser. Changing the filter is easy--just locate the old filter, twist and turn it until it becomes loose, then pull the old filter out and replace with the new filter.
This model (4396841) can be used to replace the following models of water filter:
Replacing Your Water Filter
For side-by-side refrigerators with filter access in the base grille, follow these instructions for replacing your filter:
- Push the eject button, then pull the filter cap. Do not twist cap.
- Remove the filter cap by turning it counter clockwise. Set aside cap. Discard old filter.
- Remove the packaging and O-ring covers from the new filter.
- Align arrows on the cap and new filter. Turn clockwise to snap in place.
- Push filter into the base grill until the eject button pops. Gently tug on cap to ensure it is snug.
- Flush the water system until a total of 3 gallons (12 L) has been dispensed.
From the Manufacturer
Package Quantity: 1 | Style Name: Blue
Top Customer Reviews
Something to note on your water filter.
The light is merely a timed indicator of when they want you to replace the filter. Think of it as a "countdown timer" that starts as soon as you reset it. It is in no way measuring the amount of water you are consuming... Personally, I used to change out the filter every 6 months when the indicator light came on, but we rarely use the water/ice now, so I haven't changed it (or reset it) in over a year although I probably will soon. I actually cut the first one in half to see how "contaminated" the filter was and to my surprise, it looked like a brand new filter...
The life of a filter depends on a couple of things.
1. The amount of contaminants in your water (well water is typically the worst)
2. The amount of water that passes through the filter
If you have low contaminants and/or use very little filtered water, your filter will last much longer than 6 months. If you pay attention to the amount of water flow and the size of your ice cubes, you can more accurately determine the proper time to replace the filter.
I have county water and we also have installed a "whole house" water filtration system, so I can probably get closer to 2 years out of a filter. Obviously, not everyone has these installed though, just use common sense on when to replace your filter and you'll be fine.
P.S. Why is it more expensive per unit to buy the 3-pack than it is to buy the 2-pack? Am I the only one that found this odd?
After bypassing the whole house water filter, I wanted to rely on my refrigerator for drink water because it has a filter, right? Experience told me to test the filtered water before using it. It came out with high level of both nitrate and nitrite. No surprise, the filter on my refrigerator is Whirlpool 4396841.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Filters work perfectly and now I have the filters to last another year. Price is much better than purchasing locally.