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ATTENTION: PLEASE READ REGARDING SEARS, WHIRLPOOL, & PUR,
This review is from: PUR W10186667 Push-Button Refrigerator Water Filter (Tools & Home Improvement)It seems there are a LOT of misuderstandings in these reviews. If you own a Sears refridgerator it IS a Whirlpool, or Kitchen Aid, or whatever else with a "Kenmore" name plate on it. Sears doesn't make their appliances and they purchase appliance from varios companys and put their "Kenmore" brand on it. I have a Whirlpool fridge, Whirlpool dishwaher, and GE microwave. They all say Kenmore and the stainless stell matches perfectly. A Sears sales rep will tell you who makes the specific unit. This is true for Kenmore washers & dryers as well, all appliance. Secondly, Whirlpool, Kitchen Aid, Kenmore, etc. do not make the filters. Sears, Whirlpool, etc. sell the filter with their markings on it. PUR make the filter. This is not a cheaper replacement for the filter, it is the same filter. I have been using PUR filters bought on-line for 5 years now and it is the same filter that came in the refridgerator when I bought it. The only thing to keep in mind is that the "universal PUR Filter", that fits all push button, in the grill units, does not have the same filtration as the the specific PUR filter that comes with the fridge. For example the "Universal" filter is about $26 on Amazon and my fridge came with a PUR 4396710 which cost about $32 on Amazon. Both will work, but the $32 unit filters out about 11 types of impurities, the $26 unit is 4 types. I buy the 4396710 to protect my 2 year old and wife. What is $7 more when it's your family's health. They are about $50 each at Sears.
I hope this information helps clear up some misconceptions and helps people make an educated decision on what to buy.
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Initial post: Mar 3, 2010 8:42:42 AM PST
mom of 3 great kids says:
Not sure if this is how to thank Scott Proud for his info on the Kenmore aka Whirlpool water filter. I hate buying filters for my fridge since at Sears they are horribly overpriced and I'm always afraid that I'll get the wrong one when I buy it from somewhere else.
Posted on Oct 13, 2010 5:00:08 AM PDT
There are two models: Part 4396710 should not be used with refridgerators with "Fast Fill" or "PUR Measure" dispensers. If your fridge has these features you should purchase filter 4396841.
The ONLY difference between those two filters is what model is appropriate for your fridge, otherwise the actual filtration quality between the two is the same.
There is NO difference in the types of impurities each of these filters filter out. The only difference is that there are 11 listed on one package... BOTH filters work the same in terms of filtration...
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 24, 2011 11:54:57 AM PST
Vanessa Stacy Gould says:
this is confusing
Posted on Jan 24, 2011 11:56:11 AM PST
Vanessa Stacy Gould says:
I really appreciate you taking the time to explain this. Thank you.
Posted on Feb 28, 2011 3:42:29 PM PST
R. P. Crockett says:
As others have said, Thank You for taking the time to explain this~! I was about to buy the cheaper one, until I read the info you provided. As you said - what's a few bucks compared to the health of my wife and kids (in my case 4 dogs)?
Keep on reviewing! As a fellow reviewer, I know that many times folks rarely take the time to vote, much less leave a comment, but the system does work, and I thank you Sir~!
Posted on Apr 4, 2011 8:37:55 AM PDT
Mai Rihani says:
Thank you for explaining this. I was one click away from buying the filter on sears.com. I am so glad I read your review! You just saved me $23.
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