The filter works and it's easy to install. Six months is too short. Maybe nine months to replace, but it depends on the quality of your tap water. If Sears cut the price, people might replace them more frequently (and make more visits to Sears...hint...hint...lower the price).
I purchased this filter from my local Sears store only to find some strange objects floating in my water. I contacted the manufacturer of this product, PUR water, and was sent a coupon for a replacement unit. Only problem is NO ONE accepts these coupons including my local sears store. I now have a $50 paper weight and no fresh water to drink/cook with. The sad thing is that on PUR waters web site they ask "how clean is your water", when sadly my tap water is clean and it is only the filtered water that has this problem. These coupons from Procter and Gamble, the maker of PUR and Kenmore filters are a scam and nothing more as they are not honored anywhere and no one can tell me where they are honored.
Great for your health.
kinda expensive but worth it.
WORKS WELL AND WAS EASY TO CHANGE
Ordered online & picked up the same day at store. Much easier than looking in the store for the correct filter.
Delivered and performed as expected
Easyy replacement even my husband can do it
The filter for me lasts about a year. I wait until I see the replace filter symbol on the fridge before replacing. There is no taste to the water and it is very easy to change the filter. Just turn to the left and pull out. To install, put in the filter and turn to the right to lock it in.
I'm pleased with this water filter. I would have given it 5 stars if it weren't for the price. I feel that it is a bit overpriced.
<p>Another Kenmore product that is of high quality and a great price.</p>
<p>Great product. One easy step to replace and Sears did a great job of getting it out very quickly.</p>
<p>Get the LG LT600P PN 5231JA2006B filter instead of the Kenmore 9990 as its fits perfectly. Kenmore doesn supply enough info to compare impurity removal apples to apples, but I do know that 5231JA2006A is the older version and 5231JA2006B is the newer version that removes more impurities as follows: 96.7% of Mercury, 99.31% of Lead, 95.9% of Atrazine, 96.3% of Benzene, 93.06% of 2,4-D, 99.09% of Lindane, 99.99% of Cysts, 99.3% of Turbidity, 99.9% of Particulates (Class I), 97.6% of Chlorine Taste & Odor.</p>
<p>The water that comes out of the tap in my area is awful so it is necessary to use water filters to have drinkable water. The kenmore water filter is a good filter - easy to install and the water tastes great! It is a little pricey considering how often you have to change the filter but a solid purchase nonetheless.</p>
It purifies the water and it lasts a long time. I was pleased because there was this young man helping me choose the right water filter, and he gave me his own opinions too.
<p><strong>I totally agree with the reviews that the water and ice taste horrible. Our water tasted like bleach for months. Someone from Sears came and said it was our water hose, since it was plastic. So he changed it to copper, well, no it did not work. It's the filter, it's cheap and horrible. Don't waste your money. Your water will not taste good, unless you are used to tasting disgusting water.</strong></p>
<p>Wow!! We get really fantastic tasting, clean water because it filters so well. This filter is extremely easy to take out and replace. I never have any trougle finding it in the store either. Just a simple drop down cover, twist to loosen and remove the old filter, then slide in the new one and twist to lock. This could not be easier. The filter is also placed in an extremely accessible area of the refrigerator. It does not take up a lot of space and it does not get in the way of food storage either. Love it, love it, love it.</p>
<p>It only takes about one minute to replace the filter and no tools are required!</p>
<p>It does require a fair amount of turning force, so not easy for elderly people to change probably. But they could easily instruct a twelve-year-old how to do it.</p>
<p>When I went in to get a replacement filter for my refrigerator, the gal that helped me went above and beyond to help me find the correct one. She even checked the floor models taking them out to let me see the correct one. We finally decided on one that I thought was right. I asked if I could return it to the store in my town if it wasn't right and she replied absolutely. She was very helpful. And I would shop there again because of her outstanding service. I really like my Kenmore refrigerator with ice maker and water dispenser. It's one of the best purchases I've ever made!</p>