Category Archives: Refrigerator Filters

How Much Are You Paying for Tap Water?

At Fridge Filters, we're big fans of filtered water. We're not such big fans of disposable plastic water bottles. That's because water you buy at the store can cost anywhere from 50-2700 times more than filtered water from your faucet.

Say No to Water Coolers

Some supporters of bottled water may claim that their bottled water is from fresh mountain springs or secluded mineral wells on remote islands, however those claims may not be true. Recently, several businesses have been duped by water companies advertising "fresh, great-tasting spring water" when, in fact, it is merely municipal tap water. 


A plumbing company in Chicago recently filed a lawsuit against Nestlé Waters North America for this terrible lie in advertising. Read More

What Are Contaminants?

In water filtration, we use the word "contaminant" frequently. But what exactly does it mean? A contaminant is any one of a number of unwanted things in something. Food, drink, land, and filters are all things which can be contaminated.

Fresh tap water


Contaminants are vastly different which is why it is so difficult to make filters to remove all contaminants. There are also differing opinions regarding contaminants. Some people believe fluoride is a contaminant, while the EPA does not regard it as such. Because the opinions and beliefs are so varied, there are many filters available to help meet your needs. Read More

4396710 and 4396841 – Which Filter Do I Need?

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. Read More

Fridge Filters 101: How Do I Remove My Fridge Filter?

Most Refrigerators:Refrigerator

  1. Twist the old filter a quarter or half-turn counterclockwise

  2. Pull the filter straight out and discard


Frigidaire PureSource & PureSourcePlus – Only

  1. Unscrew the filter cup and dump out the water
  2. Pull the old filter straight down and discard

Frigidaire PureSource2 – Only

  1. Press the button to the right of the filter to release it
  2. Pull the old filter straight out and discard

Whirlpool & KitchenAid Base-Grille "Push Button" – Only

  1. Press the button to the left of the filter to release it
  2. Pull the filter straight out, and remove the reusable color-keyed cap from the end
  3. Discard the old filter


Friendly reminders:

  • If your filter is located in the base grille of your fridge, don't throw away your reusable knob!
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A season of change

Fall season of change

The cooler weather is finally here! Everything is changing as nature prepares for the upcoming winter months. After a long hot summer I am really excited to feel the temperature drop and see the leaves changing color. Of course, the changing seasons are also a great reminder to check on the little things around the house too. Here’s a little checklist for you with a couple quick home maintenance tips.

  • Inspect and (possibly) clean out your gutters
  • Clean or replace dirty furnace filters
  • Test smoke and CO monitors (especially if you use your fireplace in the winter)
  • Check for gaps in caulk and weather-stripping around windows and doors
  • Check your roof for missing shingles, cracks in flashing and wind damage

While you’re busy preparing your home for the colder weather, go ahead and check on your water filter too.

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FridgeFilters Reviews from Real Customers: “Keeping it Easy”

Thumbs up customer service

Easy to find the right part…

“Fridgefilters hosts a web site that is extremely easy to navigate. As part of their excellent customer service, they send you email reminders to reorder, the frequency of which you determine yourself. Their prices are extremely competitive, and their shipping options are many. I highly recommend Fridgefilters for all of your home filter needs.” – Francis R.

Easy to order…

“I am very happy with the quality of the merchandise and extremely happy with the ease in which it was ordered and sent to me.

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FridgeFilters Reviews from Real Customers: “Consistently great customer service”

Thumbs up customer service

Great service…

“I have ordered many times from this vendor and they are consistently excellent. Great service on the phone, too, if you have to call them.” – Sarah L.

Great prices…

“Great prices, easy purchase process, and they don’t soak you on shipping. Order was at my house in just a couple of days! Great folks to deal with…thanks!” – David J.

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FridgeFilters Featured Customer: Great Expectations

Satisfied customer

Jay lives in Commerce, MI, a small town outside of Detroit where he likes to do a little woodworking on the side, making cabinets and other casings. Back in 2005, he bought a new refrigerator and when it was time to order his water filters he went online to search for the right part. He placed his first order with, because “your site was the easiest to find the right model”. Now, six years later he still buys his water filters from FridgeFilters.

I asked Jay what helped us keep his business all these years. “It’s about the service you provide,” he explains, “I always get the right filter. Read More

Like Clockwork


April is a very busy woman. She works for Dwayne Johnson & Associates, S.C. an accounting firm in Waukesha, WI. In addition to the work she does in reception and billing, she also handles all of the online orders for the company. I asked April what she looks for when she shops online and she explained that there are two major factors on her list.

The first thing is to order from someone you can trust to do things right the first time. Because Dwayne Johnson is a company that is built around trust and integrity, two very important values when you manage financial details for your clients, they expect the same from other businesses. Read More