Replacement Refrigerator Water Filters

By Todd Fratzel on Kitchens, Maintanence

replacement-water-filterOur highly intelligent refrigerator has been telling me for several months now that we need to replace the refrigerator water filter. Most of today’s refrigerators have built in water filters to clean the water for ice and cold drinks. We own a Kenmore Model #106.56703500 side-by-side refrigerator that takes Model #9030 replacement refrigerator water filters.

Quite a few of the Kenmore appliances are built by Whirlpool. This bit of information is quite handy when you go searching for your water filter. Apparently there are many different water filters on the market and they fit an assortment of makes and models.

First I checked the prices at Sears and found that it would be $49.98 for a new water filter plus shipping (or pick it up at a local Sears store, which isn’t very close by for us). Needless to say that seemed a bit pricey for me so I started looking around for another source. I was pleasantly surprised to find that Amazon has quite a selection of replacement refrigerator water filters.

I just purchased the Whirlpool 4396710P PUR Side By Side Refrigerator Push Button Cyst Reducing Water Filter, 2-Pack from Amazon for $63 with Free shipping. That’s just under $32 each and I ordered them from the comfort of my home. $63 per year (they recommend changing the filters ever 6 months) seems fairly reasonable to have filtered water from our refrigerator.

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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