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Kenmore Elite  Premiere Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System

  Item#  04238556000 | Model#  38556
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 Rating 3.5 | 40 Reviews | Write a review
Reg Price: $254.99
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$209.48
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Depth (in.): 16
Height (in.): 15.5
Tank Diameter (In.): 11
Tank Height (In.): 14
Width (in.): 16
Capacity:
Filter Life Capacity (gal.): 4500
Operating Capacity (years): 10
General Features:
Color Family: Gray
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
Certifications:
NSF Particulate Reduction Class: I
NSF/ANSI Certified: Standard 42

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Kenmore — 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)

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Added on June 29, 2010

 

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40 Reviews Write a review
24 Reviewers (60.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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bearsybear
Jun 28 , 2008
very happy
I bought this unit almost a year ago, so I have a longer experience with this unit before doing a review. Others talk about the specs, I'll talk a little more about the unit itself. Because this is an under the counter set-up, you do need to have an access hole in your countertop for the faucet to come through. We have a new granite countertop, but did not need to drill a new hole. Our countertop had a hole in it already for a soap dispenser. We took out the soap dispenser and the faucet fit perfectly. This particular RO system has a light on it indicating what condition the filters are in. When you push the knob on the faucet to get your water, the light blinks. Green means good, yellow means going to need to change filters soon, and red means change filters now. To me, this was worth the extra $100 over the other Sears RO system. The cheaper one did not have this feature at the time I made this purchase. There are three filters to this system. Two of them are standard filters that need changed about once every 3 months or so, depending on how much water you use. The third filter is the RO filter (called the membrane), and it is VERY difficult to get a new one. You can only order it through Sears Telephone order system, and you have to speak to a representative so they can look up the number. It is such a hassle, that I ordered two RO filters so I would not have to deal with it for about 2 years. It is difficult and the one filter is expensive. It is $65 just for the RO membrane. The other two filters run about $35 for both, and they come as a set. You can buy these in the refrigerator department at any Sears store. The filters are very easy to change. Also, I like that the filter case can be either standing on it's side, laying down or in any position. The cheaper one does not have this feature. The water itself is GREAT!! This is one of the only units that take the ammonia out of your water. Our local water has Cholormines, which is cholrine and ammonia mixed together. Other water purifiers would take out the cholorine, but not the ammonia. The ammonia can kill my fish, so I need a system that takes it out. I use this water not only to drink, but to water my house plants and to change the water for my beloved fish.
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Arizona_Willie
Aug 28 , 2013
Don't buy
I've had this unit for several years and recently they started raising the prices on the replacement filters. I used to buy a complete set for about $114 but they just charged me almost $200 for a set of filters. For $54 dollars more I could buy a brand new unit. The units work well, best I've had. But they are not ripping us off on replacement filters. While I'm using up the set I just bought I will be researching and will change to another brand. I WILL NOT BUY ANOTHER SEARS UNIT because of their rip off prices on replacement filters.
 

enyawp

American Canyon, CA

Jun 15 , 2014
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nice system

i researched on the internet on the different water systems the reverse osmosis was the best type of system to get the tubes were all color coded so it was easy enough to hook up.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Arizona_Willie

Mesa, AZ

Aug 28 , 2013
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Don't buy

I've had this unit for several years and recently they started raising the prices on the replacement filters. I used to buy a complete set for about $114 but they just charged me almost $200 for a set of filters. For $54 dollars more I could buy a brand new unit. The units work well, best I've had. But they are not ripping us off on replacement filters. While I'm using up the set I just bought I will be researching and will change to another brand. I WILL NOT BUY ANOTHER SEARS UNIT because of their rip off prices on replacement filters.


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Kattitude

Las Vegas, NV

Aug 23 , 2013
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Hate the faucet

I don't even like the style of this faucet, but the fact that it is only available in chrome makes me want to return the whole system. I want a brushed steel/nickle option but that isn't available because I'm not supposed to be able to match this to my kitchen faucet or stainless steel appliances. I would just replace the faucet for another brand's more stylish faucet BUT the filter indicator light is on this faucet so unless I feel like paying a plumber to uninstall & reinstall a new unit I'm stuck with this ugly look I hate.


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gb766126

Kenner, LA

Jan 12 , 2013
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water system

Makes too much noise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Traveler13084

La Fayette, NY

Jan 9 , 2013
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Love it!

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mustangx3

Poulsbo, WA

Jan 8 , 2013
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Will leak internally and ruin your cabinets, period.

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.


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jbradb1

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Saint Charles, IL

Dec 6 , 2012
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Clean water for family!

Works very well and we are pleased with it. The filters, while kind of expensive are easy to change.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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skm2410

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Cleveland, OH

Nov 28 , 2012
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Premiere Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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dlcheslog

Henderson, NV

Nov 28 , 2012
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reverse osmosis

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Doorguy

Ranchos de Taos, NM

Nov 25 , 2012
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kenmore elite

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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