on December 2, 2016
Just a heads up, I didn't purchase this product. I was about to, but then I did some research. NSF 42 has nothing to do with the quality of water (a.k.a. efficiency of removing harmful chemicals from the water.)

NSF 42 only applies to the structural integrity of the filter (a.k.a. it won't blow up under pressure in your fridge)

If you're interested in actual filtration performance, you want a filter that is ANSI/NSF 53 certified (like the OEM filter). However, that's going to cost more. But if I'm buying a filter so I can clean up tap water, I want something that's actually doing the job...

I've attached a screen grab from the NSF website for further explanation.
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on August 22, 2017
I was skeptical after having bought a couple knockoffs at the big box stores over the years that never fit quite right and had terrible water pressure, but so far I've been very impressed with these. Perfect fit and great pressure. I've got a water tester ordered so soon I'll be able to truly judge filtration quality, but right now I'm very pleased.

UPDATE: 8/25/2017-
I've just finished testing my water for TDS and I'm a little concerned. My tap water measures approx. 200PPM TDS - which is very average for tap. The water coming through this filter measures roughly the same. Maybe a tiny bit less if you average over multiple tests - 190PPM would be generous. That makes me think it isn't really filtering much... I'm going to order one of the expensive original filters and test it for comparison. I'll update again after I get it in.
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on April 5, 2017
It was shocked that the name brand filters cost around $50.00! So, I checked Amazon and found these and paid half and still received two filters! They work great if they are properly installed. I noticed several complaints about leaking so I was a little worried and put a cup out to drip into. Other than the initial drips that you always get after a filter change, it stopped. Couldn't be happier with this product. Saving money and getting the same thing! My favorite.
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on June 29, 2018
Buying a fridge filter should not be challenging - BUT, I soon found out that not all filters are created equal. As a matter of fact, most filters only meet the lower NSF 42 & 372 standard ratings, and not 53. Of course, you can buy the OEM Samsung filter for about $50...or buy this one for far less and get the same triple NSI (42, 53, 372) rated and safe product. I went with this, and have been very satisfied. Looked and worked exactly like the OEM filter. It was a clear choice.
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on March 22, 2018
I seldom write a review but this one is important. I purchased these filters as per the model number for my refrig., I removed the samsung filter and compared it with the new ones. The new filters were very similar and appeared they would function correctly so I inserted one of the new filters without any difficulty and left on an errand. I returned 45 mins later and my kitchen was flooded. I cleaned the floor up and refrig and removed the filter and found the first o-ring on the connection had slipped down to the second o-ring, I assumed this was the problem. I inserted the other new filter with no difficulty and waited. Within minutes the filter began to leak, I removed it and threw both of them in the trash. WASTE OF MONEY!
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on March 8, 2017
I doubted these, given the price point is 25% of OEM. But how far wrong could I go?

The installation was fast -- pop out the old, pop in the new. The new one leaked a bit for a few days, which had me concerned. I researched a bit and learned that even the $49 ones can also leak until they get properly "seated." Now installed for five days and it's working perfectly well.
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on September 20, 2017
Did not fit and ended up with a kitchen and refrigerator full of water. Tips and connection size are not the same. Replacement filter would not lock in, only contained water when manually held in place.
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on January 18, 2017
This is the second time I have purchased this 2-Pak They work just fine and I have yet to have a problem with any of the ones I've used. It is a water filter for the fridge. I am happy with them and I will continue to buy this product in the future as long as nothing changes to negatively impact my opinion. The shape of the nozzles have changed slightly since the last time I purchased these, but they still fit fine with no problems. I recommend them, if you are replacing the original Samsung DA29-00020B.
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on August 1, 2018
I bought this filter for a SAMSUNG refrigerator model RS261MDBP/XAA. It fit perfectly with no drips (thanks to the double O ring). I did SOAK the filter to remove the majority of air prior to install. This made a less bubbly transition. I ran a quart of water through the system and dumped the ice because our water has been very smelly recently and the old filter wasn't keeping up. The 'new' water and ice have been fabulous. If I could make the 5 stars dance, I would.
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on August 25, 2017
This is the second time I ordered these filters; no complains. After I installed the second filter I could not turn of the red icon according to the instructions. I went over everything and in the process glanced at the info printed on the refrigerator itself. Those instructions were different from the ones included with the filters. Once I used the instructions on the fridge, the warning light went out. Bottom line of course is read the instructions for the particular model that you purchased. Installation was very simple, and of course the savings are great!
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