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Model GXSF30H

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30,000 Grain Water Softener System

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The GE 30,000-Grain Water Softener System enhances the quality of water throughout your home for cleaner dishes, less water-heater scale buildup and potential energy savings. It has 95 grains per gallon maximum hardness-removal capacity and it also removes 7 PPM of iron. Handy features include programmable operation and a permanent memory in case the power goes out. This water softener even adapts to your usage patterns to help ensure you have soft water when you need it.

  • 7.5 GPM service flow rate at 15 psi drop
  • 200 lb. salt storage capacity
  • Reduces hard-water scale buildup in water heaters for up to 25% less energy consumption
  • Adapts to your family's water-use patterns so there's always plenty of softened water
  • 7 PPM iron removal and 95 grains per gallon maximum hardness removal
  • Programmable with a permanent settings memory for worry-free operation
  • Approximately 127-minute regeneration time
  • Alarm included
  • 24-volt system
  • Installation kit and instructions provided

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Is there a softener that will remove rust from well water? Jo-Ann

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October 14, 2011
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It depends on what you mean by rust.
If your water comes out of your faucet clear but you can smell iron and taste it (clear water iron) then yes a water softener will do the job.
If water comes out red or brown and it smells like iron or sulfur (bad eggs) then you need to invest in a iron filtration system that precipitates the iron out and back flushes it away.
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It depends on what you mean by rust.
If your water comes out of your faucet clear but you can smell iron and taste it (clear water iron) then yes a water softener will do the job.
If water comes out red or brown and it smells like iron or sulfur (bad eggs) then you need to invest in a iron filtration system that precipitates the iron out and back flushes it away.
Most paper element sediment filters will not anything since dissolved iron is going to me smaller than the 10-20 microns they operate at. A paper wrapped activated charcoal or carbon filter will do the job, but if you are also filtering fine clay (which is usually the case with a well that is iron rich - because clay retains iron better than sandy soils) that expensive carbon filter is going to get clogged in about 2-3 weeks (at about 35 dollars a filter it gets expensive.)
Best bet for iron / sulfur in a well system would be some type of chemical precipitation in a fine media like sand. Most common systems use potassium permanganate in a green sand medium, this will also filter out and back flush most of that fine sediment clay should you have any but you will have to refill the KMnO4 tank and it is a pretty harsh chemical salt.
There are options but water softeners were not meant to be iron filters. Read Less
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You can buy pellets that are rust prohibiting, and they work just fine with the unit.
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Hi Jo,
Thanks for your interest in GE SmartWater products. A water softener will remove minerals from your water improving taste and reducing wear on your water using appliances.
To remove rust and sediment, you will need a whole home filtration system like model GNWH38S,or GNWH38F; or a household pre-filtration system like the GNWH38F.
Please let us know if you have any other questions and Happy Read More
Hi Jo,
Thanks for your interest in GE SmartWater products. A water softener will remove minerals from your water improving taste and reducing wear on your water using appliances.
To remove rust and sediment, you will need a whole home filtration system like model GNWH38S,or GNWH38F; or a household pre-filtration system like the GNWH38F.
Please let us know if you have any other questions and Happy Shopping!
Nikki from GE
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Does it matter what you set the hardness number at in a GE softener

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The higher the number you set the more it will regenerate. It uses about 30 gallons per regen. YUou call call your water company and fing the number or buy a $20 tester on amazon.
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Yes. The hardness number relates to how hard your water is in grains per gallon. You will need to have a water test done to determine that number.
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is the regeneration based on time system has run or amount of water used in the 30000 grain unit?

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All the research I have seen on this product shows that it is based off of actual water usage.
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Hello Phil B,
Thank you for your question on the GE 30,000 Grain Water Softener System Model # GXSF30H.
Depending on the hardness of your local water, at some point the resin bed becomes coated with hardness minerals and must be regenerated or cleaned. All GE water softeners are programmed from the factory to regenerate at 2:00 AM. How often this is done is determined by water usage and water hardness, Read More
Hello Phil B,
Thank you for your question on the GE 30,000 Grain Water Softener System Model # GXSF30H.
Depending on the hardness of your local water, at some point the resin bed becomes coated with hardness minerals and must be regenerated or cleaned. All GE water softeners are programmed from the factory to regenerate at 2:00 AM. How often this is done is determined by water usage and water hardness, generally about every 3 days.
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How much water is used for regeneration?

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2.6 gallons
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Hello Bre,
Thank you for your question on the GE 30,000 grain water softener system model # GXSF30H.
Approximately 30 to 50 gallons of water is used during regeneration, depending on model size and household water pressure.
Regeneration takes approximately 2 hours, however, this will vary depending on model size.
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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 328 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Could have been an easier instll I installed this water softener which had the very same water supply fittings of my original water softener that I was replacing. Unfortunately this water softener had a different body design and was about five inches lower, necessitating some plumbing changes to fit. I was hoping for a drop in. But the water softener works fine. September 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Water Softener I just bought this yesterday after reviewing water softener on line. The review were very positive. I purchased it and installed it myself. The instructions were very easy to follow for installation, setup and operation. After removing the old unit, it took about 2 hours to install. In our second day of usage, our water is seems to better than ever. I view this as a great buy and would recommend it to anyone. August 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice unit, works great. I bought this to replace a fifteen-year-old GE that got physically damage (a bookcase fell on it). My *only* disappointment with this unit was that its plumbing hookup was about seven inches lower than the older unit, so I had to re-plumb it. That said, it's small, very quiet, and it softens water perfectly. Nice control improvements over the old unit, too: It adaptively learns to predict remaining salt life in days. Well done, GE! August 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Why didn't we do this sooner Our old softener went out about a year ago... not too much notice weening off... BUT soap bills went up/ Fabric softener bills went up/and HAIR went dull and hard to manage. Now... WOW !!! "What a difference a day makes"...LIFE IS Sooooooo MUCH SOFTER NOW! Thanks! Thanks! August 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Likes Ease of installation. Water quality is greatly improved. August 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy Life Wife purchased this when we bought our home, me being a plumber and having installed systems that were waaaaaay pricier than this i was quite skeptical. Installed super easy and clean, plugged in and was suuuuper easy to program, soft water difference felt almost immediately. GE hit a home run with this one!! August 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Easy, Breezy, Beautiful, soft water maker Bought this when I updated my plumbing and my water heater, and so far (after 2 months) it has been awesome. The install was super easy, maybe took me 25 minutes with ZERO previous experience. Settings were easy to manage and navigate and my favorite part has been the salt level indicator that even counts down the days until empty for me. Excellent job GE. August 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GREAT UNIT Replaced a culligan unit with this and couldn't be any happier, easy install, set up and operation, I checked out a lot if other systems and this one scored highest with all the reviews August 18, 2016
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