Archive for the ‘Refrigerator Water Filters’ Category

GE SmartWater Water Filter (mwf)

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

The new and improved GE SmartWater water filter replaces most older style GE and Hotpoint filters including the commonly used gwf. It’s a lot easier to install but if you’re replacing this filter for the first time, you’re most likely going to need a special adapter.

Just like most, this filter gets rid of residue like chlorine, lead, rust, and cysts but does not remove fluoride so your ice and water is left tasting clear and fresh. Also, don’t forget to replace your GE SmartWater filter every 6 months. 

Replacing the GE SmartWater filter:

  • Twist the old filter counterclockwise, a half-turn.
  • Pull it down and out. Note that the water will automatically shut off.
  • Fill the new filter up with water and push it back in the fridge.
  • Twist it back (clockwise), a half-turn.

-If you have a “change filter” reset button, push it down for a few seconds.

The GE SmartWater filter removes the following:

    • 99.00% of Alachlor
    • 99.00% of Lindane
    • 99.00% of Lead
    • 99.00% of Asbestos
    • 98.00% of Turbidity
    • 98.00% of Carbofuran
    • 99.99% of Cysts
    • 99.00% of P-Dichlorobenzene
    • 96.00% of Chlorine
    • 96.00% of Benzene
    • 94.00% of Atrazine
    • 93.00% of Toxaphene
    • 93.00% of Mercury
    • 99.10% of Particulates (Class I)

Older part numbers this filter replaces:





Older part numbers this filter will replace with the adapter:

Culligan filters-

  • FXRC, FXRT, HXRT, MXRC, WR97X10006

Kenmore filters-

  • 9905, 9905P, 469905, 46-9905, 04609905000

This filter fits most GE, Hotpoint, and Kenmore refrigerators with the filter located at the rear of the compartment. Made by GE. Part Number: MWF.

Whirlpool PUR Water filter (4396710)

Monday, December 4th, 2006

Replacing your water filter shouldn’t have to be a chore. Whirlpool makes it easy with this PUR water filter. All it takes is a few simple steps and you’re back to drinking that fresh, crisp, and tasty water. PUR water filters remove all the nasty residue like dirt, rust, cysts, bad taste and odor, asbestos and more. Remember to replace your Whirlpool PUR water filter every 6 months to keep your ice and water tasting fresh.
wpl pur water filter

This PUR water filter fits most Whirlpool and Kitchen Aid refrigerators. Made by Whirlpool. Part Number: 4396710.

How to replace your PUR water filter:

  • Push the button that is located to the left of the water filter.
  • Pull out the filter and unscrew the re-usable cap. Note that the water will automatically shut off.
  • Attach the re-usable cap you removed from the old filter, onto the new filter.
  • Slide the new filter into the refrigerator until you hear a click.

How to reset your “change filter” light:

If you’re refrigerator has a filter button, press and hold the button for 5-10 seconds. If there is no filter button, press on the light switch repeatedly, 5 times.

The bad stuff this filter removes:

    • 99.99% of Cysts
    • 93.30% of Toxaphene
    • 96.70% of Benzene
    • 99.90% of P-Dichlorobenzene
    • 97.90% of Turbidity
    • 99.30% of Lead at pH 6.5
    • 99.30% of Lead at pH 8.5
    • 96.50% of Mercury at pH 6.5
    • 96.50% of Mercury at pH 8.5
    • 97.40% of Chlorine
    • 95.50% of Endrin
    • 99.80% of Asbestos
    • 99.98% of Chlorobenzene
    • 99.96% of Ethylbenzene
    • 99.50% of Alachlor
    • 98.90% of Lindane
    • 80.80% of Atrazine
    • 96.50% of Tetrachloroethylene
    • 99.70% of Particulates (Class I)

Older Part Numbers this filter replaces:


  • 2260538, 4396710B
  • T1KB1, T1RFKB1, T1RFWB2, T1WB2, T1WB2L

Kitchen Aid-

  • 4396711


  • 9020, 9020P, 9030, 9030P
  • 469020, 46-9020, 469030, 46-9030, 04609020000, 04609030000

Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter (4396508)

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Everyone knows that time is a valuable thing. Why waste it on an appliance? One thing you can appreciate about a Whirlpool refrigerator is how quick and effortless it is to replace their water filters. It literally takes a few minutes. All you do is remove the reusable knob, pop the old filter out and replace it with a new one. Three simple steps and you’re done! These water filters are great because they cut back on things like lime-scale build-up, bad taste, dirt, and rust. One other good thing to know about your Whirlpool refrigerator is that if you want your ice and water tasting fresh and crisp, it’s a good idea to replace your water filter every 6 months.

water filter

You can use this water filter for most Whirlpool, Kenmore, and Kitchen Aid models. There’s also a 2-pack available ($61.95 + $6.95 shipping) which makes it such a big convenience. Made by Whirlpool. Part Number: 4396508.

How to install your new water filter:

  • Twist the old filter counterclockwise about a quarter turn.
  • Pull the filter completely out and unscrew the reusable knob. Note that the water shuts off automatically when you pull the filter out.
  • Attach the knob you removed from the old filter onto the new one.
  • Slide the new filter through the grille and the refrigerator until it can’t go any further.
  • Twist the filter back (clockwise) about a quarter turn.

How to reset the “change filter” light:

If your refrigerator has a filter button, press the button and hold it between 5-10 seconds. If it does not have a filter button, just press on the light switch 5 times, repeatedly.

Older part numbers this filter replaces:


  • 2186444, 2200203, 2203980, 2255518, 2203220
  • 2305768, 2305766, 2305767
  • 4396918, 4396563, 4396562, 4392857, 4392857R
  • WF-NL240, WFNL240, WF-NL240V, WFNL240V, NL240, NL240V
  • WF-NL300, WFNL300, NL300
  • WF-L400, WFL400, WF-L400V, WFL400V, NL300, L400V
  • WF-L500, WFL500, L500, WF-300BR


  • 46-9902, 469902, 46-9908, 469908
  • 9902, 9902P, 9908, 9908P
  • 04609902000, 04609908000

Kitchen Aid-

  • 4396547, 4396163, 4396509, 4396509P

A list of all the residue this filter removes:

  • 92.50% of Carbofuran
  • 96.22% of Mercury at pH 6.5
  • 91.57% of Mercury at pH 8.5
  • 96.40% of Benzene
  • 95.10% of Particulates (Class II)
  • 99.35% of Lead at pH 6.5
  • 99.31% of Lead at pH 8.5
  • 99.77% of P-Dichlorobenzene
  • 99.00% of Chlorine
  • 92.86% of Toxaphene