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Kenmore 38156 Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System -

Item# 04238156000P | Model# 38156 | Added on June 29, 2010 |
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Kenmore — trusted in the homes of more than 100 million Americans.Keep your drinking water clean with the Ultra Filter 450 Reverse Osmosis System from Kenmore. 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.

  • Faucet provides filter change notification
  • Faucet tightens from above making installations quicker and easier
  • 4 gallon storage tank
  • NSF certified
  • 1/4 turn easy and clean - No tools required for filter change
  • Uses Kenmore Reverse Osmosis Replacement Filer 42-38056 (filters included)
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By susan1122
April 27th, 2008
Filters are available

I spoke with a rep. from Sears Parts direct and the pre and post replacement filters and RO membrane replacement filters are still available. If you go to and search on the reverse osmosis model number, the filters show up as discontinued. However, if you search on the replacement filter part numbers, you will find them. The part numbers are as follows: Pre and Post filters: 3805607 RO Membrane filter: 3857706 In case you're talking to a Sears rep. and they ask, the DIV number is 42 and the PLS number is 625. Hope this is a help to anyone looking for the replacement filters.

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By Modus
December 31st, 2012
Replacement filters are expensive.

It works fine, fairly easy to install. Not economical for replacement filters. Current prices of replacement filters: Pre and Post Filters (Sears) 42-38056 $49.99 Reverse Osmosis Membrane (Sears Parts Direct) 3857705 $58.67 Plus shipping = More than the whole system cost if the first place. .

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Poor manufacturing


Over 2 hours to hook up only for the molding to have a hair line fracture and leak.

March 3rd via bv
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DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!


Product works fine. Here is my issue with this product.  You have to replace the filters every 6 month which cost $50.00
Then you have to replace the membrane filter every year which will cost you just over $120.00.  So every year you spend over $200.00.  It’s cheaper just replace the entire system by purchasing a new one every year (which I did once) for under $200.00.  I called customer services because the membrane filter is only sold to you by calling sear  because it’s not even on sears web page. They quoted me $220 for the filters and membrane.  I told them it was cheaper just to buy the system again since all the filters are included and the price of the new unit was $169.00.  I ended up ordering a higher end RO system from ****** and the replacement filter kit is under $100.

July 7th via mobile
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easy to install


We replaced our 15 year old kinetco RO system and the Kenmore so far is substantially better than the old unit when it was new.

June 29th via
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no good


Sometimes deals are not what they seem, I found this reverse Osmosis system for $185, yes too good to be true. It worked for 3 days and afterwards it just stopped. I call everyone from Sears, the installation people, after awhile they kept referring me to different departments, I just gave up and returned the system and purchase a pelican system, much better and it works with no flaws. When it comes to these systems, for better tasting water, buy a premium product.

May 18th via
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replacement faucet


The cost of a replacement faucet is $79 with standard shipping. Totally outrageous. Yes this system provides great filtered water, just don't mess up one of the two holes inside the faucet that holds the attaching screws.

August 2nd via
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