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Kenmore Elite Premiere Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water SystemItem# 04238556000 | Model# 38556
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Specifications & Dimensions
|Tank Diameter (In.):||11|
|Tank Height (In.):||14|
|Filter Life Capacity (gal.):||4500|
|Operating Capacity (years):||10|
|Drinking Water Faucet Included:||Yes|
|Filter Life Indicator:||Yes|
|Filtration Method:||Reverse Osmosis|
|Substances Filtered (Aesthetic):||Chlorine odor and taste|
|Substances Filtered (Health):||See Product Description for full list|
|Water Supply Type:||Municipal or Well Supply|
|Warranties & Coverage:|
|General Warranty:||1 year full|
|NSF Particulate Reduction Class:||I|
|NSF/ANSI Certified:||Standard 42|
Ratings & Reviews
Kenmore is America's # 1 appliance brand, trusted in the homes of more than 100 million Americans.
Keep your drinking water clean with the Kenmore Elite Ultra Filter 650 Reverse Osmosis System. It reduces the levels of lead, nitrates, cysts (cryptosporidium, giardia), arsenic, sodium and other contaminants commonly found in unfiltered tap water. The easy twist-and-pull filter design makes filter changes fast and sanitary. Installation is more flexible with its exclusive no-mount cabinet style design.
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- Electronically monitored system monitors quality of water and provides filter change notification
- Faucet tightens from above, making installations quicker and easier
- Storage tank hold 4 gallons
- Filtered chemicals include Arsenic, Asbestos, Barium, Cadmium, Chromium (VI), Chromium (III), Copper, Cysts, Lead, Nitrate plus Nitrite, Nitrate, Nitrite, Radium, Selenium, Turbidity, TDS, Ammonium, Bicarbonate, Bromide, Chlorine, Magnesium, Sodium, Sulfate, Tannin, Zinc
- NSF Certified
- 1/4 turn removes the filter; no tools required for filter change
- Uses Kenmore Reverse Osmosis Replacement Filter 42-38056 (filters included)
Added on February 16, 2009
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Most Helpful Reviews
La Fayette, NY
This is my third unit. It produces great tasting water. We were fracked before it became chemical wise. EPA says its gone, but just to be sure I have these for drinking water.
In only a few months this developed an internal leak at some factory plastic welded joint and the slow leak ruined very expensive cabinets. Sears will not even warranty the product (yet has a 1 year warranty) and absolutely won't discuss the water damage done. Avoid at all costs.
Saint Charles, IL
This is an excellent reverse osmosis drinking water system. We have had 3 systems over the past 20 years and just replaced our old one which was the same model. It developed a leak but we had it for quite a few years. Filters are easy to change and the water tastes great. My husband installed it but he has some plumbing experience. I was without one for about two weeks and really missed it. My mom has the same one so I was getting R.O. water from her until my husband bought and installed our new one. R.O. purification is the best water purification available and the water tastes amazing. Very smooth and clean.
Ranchos de Taos, NM
We've had this unit about 3 years. Our water is HARD and this unit puts out lovely tasting water. My wife said that the dentist noticed that plaque buildup had lessened drastically right away. Filters are easily obtainable at the store in town, and we live in a remote area. I've let the pre/post filters run on too long and have to replace the RO filter. I'm hoping that is as easy. We plan to get this same unit for our daughter's new house. This unit makes water a pleasure to drink.
Bought this unit to replace a prior unit that worked without fail or leakage for nearly 15 years. This one leaked like a sieve from multiple connections immediately. The only connections that didn't leak were the compression fittings that I used to T off the unit to feed my ice maker. The collett system is garbage and they shouldn't even use it. Don't buy this unit, you are setting yourself up for disappointment and frustration. I bought mine today and will return it tomorrow! What a complete waste of time! Burned up several hours of my life that I will never get back! Junk!
I bought this and had a licensed, bonded plumber install it. I could have done it, but I don't do underneath sinks. The unit started to leak in the first few months, and the fix, surprisingly enough was simple. Take the side apart and re-route the green tubing. Well, then, the battery kept indicating that I needed to change the filters. I called Sears on this, and was told that once every six months in the two filters and once every two years on the RO membrane would be the recommended times. Overall, I have no issues with this unit. It IS about four gallons, but after accessing about two gallons, the unit flow is not as strong. Not overly thrilled about buying $60 of filters every six months, but I suppose if I get through over 180 gallons, it's the same as lugging it into the house in five-gallon bottles. At least I'm not lugging.
We just a put in a new whole-house filter and soft-water unit. We put in the RO system to get rid of the sodium. Water hardness was tested as 3 so not too hard. RO unit failed after 2 months and was replaced. Second RO unit failed after 3 months and is being replaced with different model.
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