Are discount fridge water filters safe?

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  1. Dakota731

    Dakota731 DIS Veteran

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    They are $13.99 compared to $40 from the manufacturer. I know some generic products are even made by the same company as a name brand, so I hate to throw money away for nothing. Of course appliances websites say never to buy discount filters, but then again they have a monetary stake in dismissing genetics. Anyone try the discount products?
     
  2. MillauFr

    MillauFr Buzz & Woody

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    I don't even use a filter. Do you really need one? I would buy the cheapest I could find.
     
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  4. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

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    I have a Kenmore refrigerator made LG. The Sears website sells two filters. One a Kenmore for $49, and another brand for $25. I haven't installed the $25 one yet, but I sure hope if Sears is selling it, it is safe.
     
  5. dina444444

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    I’ve been using a generic ones I’ve gotten from Amazon in my Samsung fridge for the past year and they work just fine.
     
  6. aliceindisneyland

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    I bought a generic filter on Amazon for Kenmore (really LG I believe) fridge. $15 compared to $50. No difference as far as I can tell. I just went with the one that had the reviews that seemed the least fake.
     
  7. merdie

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    I’ve bought generic filters from Amazon for several years for our Samsung fridge and we’re all still alive and well.
     
  8. gmar1210

    gmar1210 Registered

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    I bought a generic for my Samsung and threw it out a month later. Water was always cloudy and ice tasted funny. Replaced with OEM filter and everything is good now. I also heard that the generic ones do not last as long as the OEM filters.
     
  9. havaneselover

    havaneselover Dreaming about a Disney cruise

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    I buy the generic ones for my LG fridge for Amazon. No issues and have been buying them for years.
     

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