By Megan Vick
Multiple times a day, our customer service team gets phone calls regarding the PUR refrigerator water filter for Whirlpool/Kenmore. PUR makes the filter for both Whirlpool and Kenmore brands and it does have many product numbers. Both 4396710 and 4396841 will fit the same in your fridge, but the performance may differ. Here is a quick way to help determine which filter is right for you!
This is the “Advanced” filter for your model refrigerator. This filter is slightly slower than its “Deluxe” counterpart, but it removes more contaminants. It is also NSF tested and certified to meet or exceed NSF standards 42 and 53.
The 4396710 filter is great if you have heavy metals, pesticides, chlorine, and particulates in your water. We particularly recommend this filter over the Deluxe filter if you have well water, live in a more rural area, or if pesticides are used frequently in your community for landscaping.
PRO TIP: If your refrigerator has “Fast Fill” or “PUR Measure” on the water dispenser, do not use this filter. Your water dispenser’s performance will decrease significantly.
This is the “Deluxe” filter for your model fridge. This filter is also known as the “Fast Fill” filter or “PUR Measure” filter due to its higher gallon per minute output. If your water dispenser has either of the two phrases on it, make certain you use this filter instead of the “Advanced” because your water dispenser’s performance will suffer.
The 4396841 filter is excellent if you have lead, mercury, chlorine, or particulates in your water. It is also NSF tested and certified to meet or exceed NSF standards 42 and 53. We recommend this filter to customers who have municipal water and want a little extra filtering of their drinking water.
If you have any questions about which filter to use, don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team by phone 800-683-8353 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are more than happy to assist you!