I have just replaced my second filter, on schedule, one year after buying the Kenmore refrigerator. My family (4 people) had used a Brita water pitcher until then, replacing the filter regularly (every 2 months). The Kenmore filter works as well as the Brita -- perhaps better -- and filters the ice cubes too. City water tastes great, and is nicely chilled. There was a noticeable decline in the taste of the water almost exactly at each filter's sixth month anniversary, and the new filter immediately improved the taste. A very good product and value.
The water filter works fine, but the price is too high. I have been purchasing the Kenmore Base Grille Water Filter since I bought my refrigerator several years ago. I do replace it every 6 months, as recommended, but c'mon! The price should come down. I noticed other water filters for various other Kenmore products costs less.
The replacement fits and does not leak. It meets my expectations.