“Bad taste” I used the Brita filter once on a trial basis for about 6 months. Had been using Kenmore’s PUR then regular filter with no complaints. The Brita left the water tasting noticeably bad during the entire 6 months. I thought it was just me, but my wife said the taste was ‘off’ too. Went back to the Kenmore and it was like night and day – water tasted great.
Brita refrigerator filters are guaranteed by Brita to fit refrigerators that use Whirlpool 4392922, Whirlpool 4396509, Whirlpool 4396510, Whirlpool 4396508, Kitchenaid 4396164, Kitchenaid 4396547, Kitchenaid 4396548, 4396918, 4396919, 4395608P as well as Kenmore 46-9902, 9902, 469902, 46-9908, 9908, 469908 and 2203980, NL300, WF-NL300, 46-9010, 9010, 469010 and 2255520. This filter can also be used to fit refrigerators using the following model numbers: NL240V, WF-NL240V NLC240V, WF-NLC240V L400V, WF-L400V LC400V, WF-LC400V L500, WF-L500 NLC250, WF-NLC250. You should replace your Brita refrigerator filter approximately every six months (or about 400 gallons for refrigerators with a filter change indicator, and about 250 gallons for refrigerators without indicator) or if your water has a bad taste or odor. Diameter [in.]: 2.04 Height [in.]: 10.35 Weight [lbs.]: 0.58 lb
I was very to happy to find that Britta made this alternative to the more expensive filters made by Whirlpool. It’s working well and I will continue to buy the Britta filters. …
Now, with Brita, the water is Clean, Crisp and Tasteless, just how it should be!
I would buy this again!…
Tasted odd at first, now it’s fine
The Whirlpool ones had tasted funny and included a few particles at first; I followed the directions and ran a gallon or two through it right after install to cut down on it. The longest it lasted was usually a couple weeks. But it lasted a few months with this Brita one. My wife drinks water with almost every meal, and she refused to drink it until it had been in use for almost three months, whereas she couldn’t tell the difference after a week or two with the Whirlpool filters.
It should be noted that the water tastes great now, so I gave it three stars.
Don’t know if I got a bad unit or what, but I’ll be going back to the Whirlpool OEM filters the next time the yellow light comes on….