This filter does cost more, but it fits and works. I bought a 3 pack on eBay for $45. Great deal? Nope. The filters look identical and are packaged identically to the real product, except for a sticker placed over the made in America printing. I tried all three and all three wouldn't seal because they wouldn't twist on far enough! They also had unwashed carbon and turned the water black. I tried to flush the one that slightly leaked, but even after about 3 gallons, the water was still black. I put the old filter back in and everything was fine. I ordered this one from Clatterans, installed it with no leaking and it does just as it should be. I did get a refund from the eBay merchant, but they didn't want their filters back.
The water and ice with this filter taste great and that is why I gave it five stars. In my opinion, you can save yourself the web surfing time and just get this filter if it fits your refrigerator. My old filter was stuck in the up position and I could not get a grip on it to remove it. I took a small hammer and tapped the filter on the side at the rear and it came loose so I could pull the filter downward and twist it counter-clockwise to remove it. It took more effort than I expected to twist off but that may not be typical. Twist the new filter on clockwise, push it up and close the cover. Run water for two minutes to purge the filter. Enjoy the clean tasty water.
These filters are pricey, but to me, they are worth every penny. I have looked around for any other alternative that is rated as highly as these for a contaminant reduction, finally, decided to buy this one.
Do yourself a favor: if you're actually trying to filter your water, get this filter. I've had 3 now, all worked perfectly.
This model replaces the older style and flows water faster... a good thing.
Delivery was fine.
Price is Right and this sweet little filter will do your Whirlpool Refrigerator right. Lasts about 6 months or 300 gallons. That's a lot of ice out of that stainless steel cooler of wonderment and worth every cent from the Clatterans water filter.
It's easy to replace into it's spot and I immediately had clear and nice-tasting water. Just ran one gallon through the new one to be cautious.
My wife put this in a Jacket that I really like. It was nice to not have a cheap plastic zipper.
Seems like a quality filter, water taste good. I hope to install inline filter that does same or better job and last much longer. For now use this. Easy to install, no leaks.
Clatterans CL-Z011 Replacement for Whirlpool EDR4RXD1 Whirlpool Filter 4 & Maytag UKF8001 Water Filter, 3-Pack