Bought these today, they are in a new "kenmorecomfort" package and are identical to the old style filter that everyone likes. These are far superior in performance to either of the 3rd party filters, (being the Moistair or Bestair filters) Whether they are worth the extra money is for you to decide, but I think they last a lot longer and perform better too.
They are effective at wicking up water
we've used these filters for years. They work really great
In the race to the bottom that is American industry, Sears is taking a leadership position. The quality of these replacement elements has steadily declined over the years, but this latest edition is far and away the worst. $18 for a couple of pieces of folded paper? The elements break when you try to separate them from each other, because the manufacturer didn't bother to cut them all the way through and because they are so unbelievably flimsy to start with. The only way to teach Sears that this is unacceptable is to refrain from shopping there, which I now heartily recommend.
It was a bit of a wait to get this item, but at least they are here and installed!
Item is as stated. They fit the humidifier perfectly. I use the humidifier as a whole house humidifier and it does a great job, especially in this cold dry environment that we are going through right now.
The first box of filters I bought, the filters fell apart coming out of the box. The new ones I exchanged for are to say the least, terrible quality. My original filters that came with the unit were awesome, humidity levels were kept up at 50% with the unit running very little, on low speed. The new style of filter that is being sold is garbage-hardly uses any water, and the unit is running on high speed ALL THE TIME. Can't even hold the house at 45% humidity.. Also have white dust all over the place, something that didn't happen with the original filter. I don't know what was wrong with the original design, but if Kenmore thinks they are saving a buck by selling garbage, think again. Like the design of the humidifier, HATE the "new" style filter
I bought my Kenmore humidifier last year. When I bought it I also bought a set of replacement filters. Unfortunately, I only took a picture of the part # so I would know what to get next time. The filters were Kenmore, very good filter material, nice and thick. I used those filters one month ago, and started using tap water in the humidifier. After one month of use they were gunked up with water minerals and the humidifier couldn't keep the room up to humidity. I bought another set, and opened the box just to check them out and they're totally different now. The material isn't as thick, and I know they can't hold as much water as the previous filters. I can usually get the room to 50% in a short amount of time, but after 24 hours with these new filters, the room is at 48%. I would recommend the old filters if you can find them...the kind with the strips of glue down the sides holding them together If the box says "Kenmore Comfort"...they're not very good. I'm going to a different Sears today to look for the old ones, and stock up!
Ok but humidifier last 6 months