C+
Grade C+
Cost Performance
Replacement
$39.00
Certified
NSF 42/58
System
$146.00
Contaminants
24

Low system and replacement price. NSF certified to reduce chlorine taste, odor and some contaminants but not pharmaceuticals or fluoride. Does not restore healthy minerals lost in the reverse osmosis process.

Overview

From the manufacturer

Get better tasting water and protect your family from harmful contaminants with a Whirlpool® Water Filtration System.

Bottled Water Quality at Your Kitchen Sink
Reduces many contaminants to provide bottled water quality water right at your kitchen sink for a fraction of the cost. Designed for use with municipal and private well water supplies.

Details

From the manufacturer

Faucet Included
Designer chrome faucet included.

UltraEase™ Filter Replacement
Change filter in seconds with just a quarter turn – no hassles, no mess, no need to turn off your water supply. One set of filters and one Reverse Osmosis membrane included.

EZ-Change™ Indicator Light
The EZ-Change™ indicator light tells you when to replace filters.

6 Month Filter Life
A 6-month filter life means you only have to replace filters twice a year. It is essential to change your filters every 6 months to ensure your system is working properly. Replace membrane every 2-3 years.

Do-It-Yourself Installation Instructions
Comes complete with designer chrome faucet, two filters, one membrane, hardware and step by step installation manual.

1 Year Limited Warranty
One year limited warranty by manufacturer on Reverse Osmosis Water Filtration System.

NSF Certified Contaminant Removal
Arsenic (pentavalent), Barium, Cadmium, Chromium (VI), Chromium (III), Copper, Cysts, Lead, Nitrate (as N), Nitrite (as N), Radium 226/228, Selenium, Turbidity, TDS, Chlorine Taste and Odor, Ammonium, Bicarbonate, Bromide, Chloride, Magnesium, Sodium, Sulfate, Tannin, Zinc
See Performance Data Sheet for details.

Rated a Consumer Best Buy
By a leading consumer magazine.

American Pride
Designed, Engineered and Assembled in U.S.A.

Reviews

Customer Rating: 2.7 out of 5

Number of Reviews: 78

18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars
Engineered to Fail
By J. Conleyon March 15, 2013
Why give a one star review to a product that works perfectly? Plan on it failing - perhaps catastrophically - in just a few years. The diaphragms will fail after a few years and they leak through outlets on top. I just happened to be standing next to the sink when I heard water splashing nearby. It was the water filter and when I googled the problem there was an excellent youtube video explaining my exact problem. Good thing I was not on vacation or the floor would be soaked.
You an easily replace these diaphragms but they cost $8.75, plus a shipping cost of $13.00 (for something that would slip easily into a first-class stamped envelope). I also needed the plastic plunger -$25!, and also chose to order a flow-control insert because it seemed abnormal to have the $25 plunger fail after only four years. In comparing the new to the old flow-control parts I could see no difference, so I guess it I should expect a $47 repair bill every few years, (not counting filters) and hopefully no repair bills for a water-damaged floor.
I would not repair this again. Instead I would purchase a competitive product as almost anything would be better engineered than this.
Incidentally, I only change filters when I can detect a change in taste or slowness of filtration. That worked out to 2 years on the filters and 4 years on the R.O. membrane. DO NOT change every 6 months as recommended.

45 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Don't change RO filter every 6 mths only pre and post
By EBon April 7, 2012
In the literature the RO membrane does not need to be changed every 6 months, just the pre and post filter. The RO membrane will let you know when it is time by decreased production or pressure. They indicate "The membrane should be replaced after a decrease in water pressure or quality."
Have had mine for 5 years and only changed membrane once. I'm connected to city water and move the post filter to the pre spot and put on a new post filter about every 6 months or so. The pre filter needs to remove big items, the RO membrane removes the disolved solids and the post filter removes the odor. If you have lots of smell to your water, like with some wells, might make sense to change both every time.

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