The 4396510 replacement water filter is designed to fit into the same variety of fridge brands and models as the popular OEM part number 4396508. Examples of fridges that this filter is designed to fit into are Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Amana, and Thermador. Purchasing this aftermarket filter is no different than purchasing the brand name…except for all the savings! Never worry about drinking dirty water again.
Installing your 4396510 Water Filter
If you’ve never installed a refrigerator filter before, don’t worry. Installing your new filter shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes. Just follow the steps below and watch the easy-to-follow installation video.
1. Turn off your ice maker
2. Located your filter at the bottom of the fridge.
3. Unlock the filter by turning the cap counter clockwise.
4. Pull the filter straight out.
5. Slide off the grille cap and place it on the new filter.
6. Insert your new filter with the cap in a vertical position.
7. Lock the new filter by rotating the cap one-fourth turn clockwise.
That’s it! Just always remember to flush water through your new filter for approximately five minutes before using it for personal use. Once this is completed, turn the ice maker back on and enjoy clean, healthy water at your leisure.
If you’re anything like me, you like to know how everything in your house works. So how does the 4396510 filter accomplish this great feat of filtering your tap water? Well the answer lies in one material: activated carbon. Activated carbon is a specially engineered form of carbon designed specifically for filtration purposes. This material is made up of millions of tiny little pores that allow the water to seep through, while still trapping impurities. Impurities that can be found in tap water include, lead, asbestos, mold, and chlorine. Due to the unique properties of activated carbon, it’s great at trapping particulates such as these.
As water enters your refrigerator’s pipes, it gets pushed into the inner chamber of the filter. When it comes into contact with the activated carbon, it is adsorbed, and leaves the other side clean, and filtered. This all occurs in a matter of seconds. Almost seems too good to be true, huh?
As great as water filters are at saving you money and supplying your home with clean water, they have a short lifespan. Fortunately we can send you packs that contain multiple filters to make changes even easier. We recommend replacing fridge filters at least twice a year. If your water supply is especially dirty (well water maybe) then you might want to change them even sooner.