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Kenmore  2-Stage Drinking Water Filter

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Dimensions:
Depth (in.): 4.625
Height (in.): 13
Width (in.): 9.625
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General Warranty: Limited

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Kenmore — trusted in the homes of more than 100 million Americans.

Enjoy filtered water at your sink with a 2-Stage Drinking Water Filter that reduces chlorine taste and odor and sediment from drinking water. The water filter delivers great-tasting filtered water on demand and includes easy installation instructions and filter-change wrench.

  • Stylish faucet with indicator reminds you when it's time to change filters
  • Filters included

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Added on June 29, 2010

 

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16 Reviewers (64.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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gnomeadder
Dec 14 , 2008
Do not drill a 1 1/4" hole in your sink!
One of the previous posters was kind enough to point this out and I will concur. No 1 1/4" hole is needed. You need only drill one 3/8" hole (measure the bit to the tubing) for the water conduit tube pipe stuff and two smaller ones the size of the screws which secure it to the sink. I used the rubber grommet as a template and marked the sink with a sharpie. Also I recommend what may be the obvious, but plan the placement of the filter housings carefully taking into account having to remove them to replace the filters. Make sure you push the tubes ALL the way into the filter housings. There is a point where you think your in and then push a little more. If the tubes aren't all the way in the pressure spits them out and you are covered in water (make sure ALL the parts are in the box especially BOTH o-rings and little plastic one way seal things that the tubes pop into. Mine was missing one and I figured it was internal and the tube popped out under pressure. I swapped the unit out at Sears and the new one works great.) I also turned the cold water pressure down under the sink to just enough pressure needed instead of all the way open. My only fear with this thing is that the tube would come loose while we're on vacation and we'd come back to a flood. I will be shutting the cold water off when we go. The instillation was super easy. The only hard part was drilling the holes. The spigot is a little cheap but the water tastes great. Ironically I developed a kidney stone the day after I installed it. But I sure do drink a lot more water because now it is so easy! Consumer Reports rated this one very high which is why I chose it. Read ALL the directions and Drink lots of Water! Have fun.
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stevein818
Jan 25 , 2011
Faucet IS repairable.
"Faucet started leaking. We called Sears, and found that (1) you CAN'T REPAIR it, and (2) just to get the faucet alone would COST $110! A bust." The above is from another reviewer that started my search to replace my leaking faucet instead of trying to repair it. It can be repaired quite easily. 1) Pop off the screw cover on the end of the handle. 2) Unscrew the handle screw and remove the handle. 3) [this part is what stumped me] Unscrew the collar nut that "caps" the valve housing part. It will feel like it doesn't want to move, but it will. 4) Pop the valve out and replace the small spring and rubber gasket inside the housing. It's a Delta part #RP4993 available at ********** for about $4. 5) reverse the procedure to re-assemble and your good to go.
 

rsauser

Mount Holly, NC

Jul 23 , 2014
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18 months - No Issues - Replace gaskets when you change filter

We have had this unit for about 18 months and except for the local Sears store no longer carries the filters we have not had any issues (just order your next set when you replace them so you have them on hand).The water quality is good and so is the flow rate. I bought this unit after having one from Lo***s and it wouldn't stop leaking after you replaced the filter (based on reviews this was a common issue). I just replaced the filters and couldn't get it to stop leaking. Sears didn't carry the O-Ring (part # part number is STD302237), but after doing some research, I was able to determine this is the same ring the GE filters use was available at my local H**** D**** store (Part #UCRING). Replaced the ring and it resolved the issue. This was the first time I had to replace the O-rings.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Packam

Elgin, IL

Nov 24 , 2013
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Water filter

Installation instructions were easy to follow. Sears had the required filters in stock and on sale. The water quality is much improved. I think the water may be better than some bottle water.


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CharliesPlace

Lansing, IL

Jun 29 , 2012
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Replacement Filters no more

Love this Kenmore drinking water filter system, BUT, last week went to my local Sears where I bought it for replacement filters. All they had was 2 sediment filters left. I asked the salesperson where are all the filters. I was told they are not going to carry them any longer, try another store.


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kfhowell

San Jose, CA

Apr 17 , 2012
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The faucet on this filter has problems.

The problem with this filter is the faucet connection with the sink. It uses 2 toogle bolts to attach to the sink and they will not stay tight Finally one of the holes on the faucet broke and I had to replace the faucet after one year. When I replaced it I I found that both toogle bolts had rusted and were also ready to break. I replaced the faucet with one manufactored by Ecodyne that I bought at *****. It has a single threaded shaft of brass that is both the water intake and the fastener for washers that cover both sides of the 1 1/4 hole on the sink. Everything is brass so there is no rusting. I like this filter but you will eventually replace the faucet.


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morpheusmp

Brooklyn, NY

Jan 12 , 2012
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Better than bottle water

This will save you money and give you the best water that you have ever had.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Pinwheel

Casper, WY

Jan 1 , 2012
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Kenmore 2-Stage Drinking Water Filter

I had a ISE hot water dispener and the tank sprung a leak. I decided to replace the hot water dispenser with a water filtering system. Upon inspecting the water filtering system I found the dispenser to be made of plastic and the mounting using two toggle bolts to be very poorly engineered. I decided to use the existing hot water dispenser and adapt it to the water filters. After under sink installation I found the filtering part to be excellent and it works fine. The drinking water dispenser provided is trouble waiting to happen. Beware!


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Alfontso

Baltimore, MD

Oct 6 , 2011
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Kenmore 2 stage filter - Extra Repair Tip for the Faucet Valve

I was pleased to find the repair tip when my faucet started leaking. I checked out the Delta part at H*** D**** where they had a Danco branded replacement. The two pack valves had two types of spring. The one you need is the pyramid shape spring. That was $3.98. For $9.98 you get a 50 piece bulk pack. Figuring that this valve is going to split again on more that two occasions, I took the 50 pack.

The trick to get the rubber seal back into place was to smear it with a drop of canola or vegetable oil. It then slipped into place much more easily. After assembly the faucet started leaking again within hours. I pulled it apart and looked for another split in the rubber. It wasn't there, but there was a mark on the metal valve plate. I cleaned this off and put caloa oil on the metal plate to lubricate the seal.

The oil blew out immediately I turned on the faucet and it has not leaked since. And I still have 49 valve seats left... :-)

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Rin1208

Cary, IL

Aug 7 , 2011
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Kenmore 2-Stage Filter: attractive and great flow rate!

I have owned this for 3 months now. I had it professionally installed, and I'm glad I did because there was a slight leak from the filter cartridge to the connection hose. No big deal - the plumber changed out the connections and it's been dry ever since. I have not yet changed a filter, so I don't know how easy or difficult that is. But this is super attractive and works great. The only negative is that it didn't come in stainless steel, so it does not match my faucet or sink. The flow rate is INCREDIBLE - you can adjust how fast you want the water to come out - just like a sink faucet. You can turn the knob and the water stays on until you turn it off. Faucet arm swivels just like a kitchen faucet. Water tastes great. I use it to remove the chlorine flavor and extra sediment. My water is extremely hard, and my municipality draws it from an underground aquifer in a rural community. My water is treated, so I did not need the Reverse Osmosis option. Takes up very little room in my cabinet and I already have a garbage disposal and dishwasher hook-up under there.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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jcwoods

Suwanee, GA

Mar 7 , 2011
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good, clean water

I have owned/installed two of these units, one in FL (where the water was gritty and stank of sulphur) and one in GA (where the water is over-chlorinated). In both cases, this filter produced excellent water.

My only complaint is that the plumbing can be a little difficult to install without leaks. Be VERY sure the tubing is cut square and that tubing is connecteded very tightly. Otherwise, slow leaks are likely. Be certain that the gaskets are installed correctly when replacing filters. I had one come loose and get pinched while replacing a filter, resulting in a high pressure leak under my sink, but this was my mistake.

I have never had trouble (in seven years) finding replacement filters. It helps to keep the part numbers, so I wrote mine with a sharpie on the filter.

I'd like to see more options (screw on) rather than the compression fittings to make the plumbing a little more reliable.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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stevein818

Van Nuys, CA

Jan 25 , 2011
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Faucet IS repairable.

"Faucet started leaking. We called Sears, and found that (1) you CAN'T REPAIR it, and (2) just to get the faucet alone would COST $110! A bust." The above is from another reviewer that started my search to replace my leaking faucet instead of trying to repair it. It can be repaired quite easily. 1) Pop off the screw cover on the end of the handle. 2) Unscrew the handle screw and remove the handle. 3) [this part is what stumped me] Unscrew the collar nut that "caps" the valve housing part. It will feel like it doesn't want to move, but it will. 4) Pop the valve out and replace the small spring and rubber gasket inside the housing. It's a Delta part #RP4993 available at ********** for about $4. 5) reverse the procedure to re-assemble and your good to go.


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