How Often Should I Change My Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter?


4396841 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter
4396841 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter

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Call our customer service team for help at 1-800-277-3458 or enter your filter model number, refrigerator model number or refrigerator style into our Filter Finder.] 

For decades, the name Whirlpool has been synonymous with quality kitchen appliances like refrigerators.

The Good Housekeeping Research Institute graded three Whirlpool refrigerator models between 2009 and 2013, and all scored a B+ or higher, with one model being one of the few to score an A- or higher.  Additionally, just last year, Reviewed.com awarded runner-up status to two Whirlpool models in its 2013 Best of Year Refrigerator Awards.

By looking at our refrigerator water filter sales data, of course, this comes as no surprise.  The eight genuine OE Whirlpool refrigerator water filters we offer have consistently been among our best sellers for quite some time.  And with the information we have on these eight top selling filters, we have more than enough to provide you with a quick crib sheet sharing when the Whirlpool refrigerator filter you use needs to be replaced.

Best yet, we’ve also included within the crib sheet pricing data from three of our bigger brick & mortar competitors (Wal-Mart, The Home Depot and Lowe’s) to show you just how much you can save when you buy online from us.

Please note that the prices refer to genuine OE filters from Whirlpool, priced as of June 1st, 2014.

Whirlpool 4396841:
Filter & Refrigerator Model Overviews:
Besides the fact that Whirlpool has always consistently delivered a quality refrigerator, part of the reason they offer such competitive filters is their ability to fit into models from several different manufacturers, including Maytag and Kenmore.  The 4396841 is just such a filter.

Built to fit into the bottom grille of side-by-side refrigerator models featuring a push-button filter, the 4396841 will perform effectively in a Maytag, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air – and, of course – a Whirlpool.

Lifespan (Time):
6 Months

Lifespan (Water Usage):

200 gallons

As with most water filters and refrigerator filters we offer, including all those offered on this crib sheet, life expectancy can decrease if you experience water quality or sediment issues (more common with well water) or have more people living in your home.

In either case, we would recommend having an extra filter on-hand, in the very real likelihood that it needs to be replaced sooner than six months after install.

Our Price:
$38.99

Wal-Mart’s Price:
Genuine OE – not found online

The Home Depot’s Price:
Genuine OE – not found online

Lowe’s Price:
$39.88

In other words, provided you can find it at Lowe’s, it’ll cost you just a bit more than the price we offer.  However, we’ll give you a quantity discount if you buy more than one, which will knock down your price per filter – and ensure you get them shipped to you for free!

How To Order From Us:
Head right over here
Order today by 4pm CST and we’ll ship today!

4396710 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter
4396710 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter

Whirlpool 4396710:
Filter & Refrigerator Model Overviews:
The 4396710 is remarkably similar to the 4396841, fitting into the same refrigerator styles and models.  The difference, apart from the price, is that the 4396710 will not filter quite as many contaminants (ie the 4396841 will filter our most asbestos, cysts and turbidity, while the 4396710 will not.)

Lifespan (Time):
6 Months

Lifespan (Water Usage):

200 gallons

Our Price:

$34.99
(ie $4 less than the 4396841)

Wal-Mart’s Price:
Genuine OE – not found online

The Home Depot’s Price:
Genuine OE – not found online

Lowe’s Price:
$39.88

Our price is already $5 less per filter than Lowe’s, and once again, we’ll give you a quantity discount!

4396510 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter
4396510 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter

How To Order:
Buy from us online right over here
Order today and we’ll ship it today!

Whirlpool 4396510:
Filter & Refrigerator Model Overviews:
The 4396510 is one of the lower priced Whirlpool refrigerator filters we offer.  That said, it will still help protect the water served by several different refrigerator brands – including KitchenAid, Maytag and Kenmore.

This filter is designed to fit into refrigerator models that feature a quarter-turn filter in the bottom grille.

Lifespan (Time):
6 months

Lifespan (Water Usage):
400 gallons

Our Price:
$34.99

Wal-Mart’s Price:
Genuine OE – not found online

The Home Depot’s Price:
Genuine OE – not found online

Lowe’s Price:
Genuine OE – not found online

If you’re looking for the genuine OE version of this filter, our site is the only one of the four we checked where we could find it!

How to Order:
Order quickly and easily by visiting our site
Orders ship same day!

4396508 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter
4396508 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter

Whirlpool 4396508:
Filter & Refrigerator Model Overviews:
Similar to the relationship between the 4396841 and the 4396710, the 4396508 is similar to the 4396510, but reduces fewer contaminants.  That said, this is a solid filter that will meet your needs, provided your home doesn’t experience significant water quality issues.

When deciding which filter to buy, our recommendation is to review the list of contaminants on our product pages (linked to from each product section on this crib sheet) and compare against the contaminants present or potentially present in your water.  Of course, if you’re unsure, we are also happy to offer several varieties of drinking water test kits that can be of help.

Lifespan (Time):
6 months

Lifespan (Water Usage):
400 gallons

Our Price:
$29

Wal-Mart’s Price:
Genuine OE – not found online

The Home Depot’s Price:
Genuine OE – not found online

Lowe’s Price:
Genuine OE – not found online

Once again, the only site of the four we checked for this filter that had the genuine OE version was our own!

4396701 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter
4396701 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter

How to Order:
Available here
Orders ship same day!

Whirlpool 4396701:
Filter & Refrigerator Model Overviews:
Another lower priced option, the 4396701 fits into top / bottom models from Whirlpool, KitchenAid, JennAir and Kenmore that feature a quarter turn filter in the bottom grille.

Don’t mistake the lower price for a lack of performance, as this filter will significantly reduce up to 99% of asbestos, lead, turbidity and more.

Lifespan (Time):
6 months

Lifespan (Water Usage):
200 gallons

Wal-Mart’s Price:
Genuine OE – not found online

The Home Depot’s Price:
Genuine OE – not found online

Lowe’s Price:
$34.88

Our prices beat Lowe’s, even before the quantity discount, and The Home Depot and Wal-Mart are choosing to not even compete!

How to Order:
Available online right here
If you need this soon, you’ll be happy to know that orders placed before 4pm CST ship same day!

8171413 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter
8171413 Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter

Whirlpool 8171413:
Filter & Refrigerator Model Overviews:
The 8171413 fits into KitchenAid and Kenmore models, in addition to Whirlpool, that feature a round plastic filter inside the refrigerator compartment.  This filter is primarily designed to filter out particulates, chlorine taste and odor only.

If this is the filter your refrigerator uses, and you are looking for an affordable way to filter out even more contaminants, check out our selection of faucet filers from Instapure and water filter pitchers from ZeroWater that help to complement this refrigerator filter nicely.

Lifespan (Time):
6 months

Lifespan (Water Usage):
200 gallons

Our Price:
$35.99

Wal-Mart’s Price:
Genuine OE – not found online

The Home Depot’s Price:
Genuine OE – not found online

Lowe’s Price:
$34.88

On this one, admittedly, Lowe’s has us beat.  It’s a good thing we offer a quantity discount!

W10295370A Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter
W10295370A Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter

How to Order:
Find it here
If you need this soon, you’ll be happy to know that orders placed before 4pm CST ship same day!

Whirlpool W10295370A:
Filter & Refrigerator Model Overviews:
Also built to fit into side by side refrigerator models from Maytag, Amana, KitchenAid and Kenmore – in addition to Whirlpool – the W10295370A replaces interior push-button filters.

Similar to the 4396841, this filter is effective at reducing some of the more potentially harmful contaminants that can infiltrate your water, including asbestos, lead and cysts.

Lifespan (Time):
6 Months

Lifespan (Water Usage):
200 gallons

Our Price:
$39.99

Wal-Mart’s Price:
Genuine OE – not found online

The Home Depot’s Price:
$39.99

Lowe’s Price:
$39.99

Provided you can find this filter at your local Home Depot or Lowe’s, you’ll pay the same price as you will at our online store.  But, once again, we’ll offer you a quantity discount!

W10413645A Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter
W10413645A Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter

How to Order:
Just visit our product page!
Orders ship same day!

Whirlpool W10413645A:
Filter & Refrigerator Model Overviews:
This filter from Whirlpool will fit into bottom freezer models that start with WRF989, including the WRF989SDAM, recently named as runner-up in its category by Reviewed.com.

Lifespan (Time):
6 months

Our Price:
$37.99

Wal-Mart’s Price:
Genuine OE – not found online

The Home Depot’s Price:
$49.98

Lowe’s Price:
$39.99

On a refrigerator filter designed for one of the more popular current Whirlpool models, Wal-Mart doesn’t compete, The Home Depot offers the same product at more than $10 more, and Lowe’s offers it for $2 more.  Did we mention that we also offer a quantity discount?

How to Order:
Find it right over here!
If you need this soon, you’ll be happy to know that orders placed before 4pm CST ship same day!

Need help finding another Whirlpool refrigerator water filter not listed here?

Please feel free to call our customer service team for help at 1-800-277-3458 or enter your filter model number, refrigerator model number or refrigerator style into our Filter Finder.

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Valerie Mohler

Valerie Mohler

Valerie Mohler provides support for customers of DiscountFilterStore.com. As a proud working mother of two children, Valerie offers tips, insight and advice that helps her readers provide the cleanest tasting drinking water, freshest indoor air and healthiest environments for themselves and their families. Valerie has been recognized by the Water Quality Association as a Certified Water Specialist since 2013.

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