0084691227823

GE

Model GXSF30V

Internet #203219771

Store SKU #141070

Store SO SKU #666964

30,400 Grain Water Softener

$347.00 /each
  • Easy to use up-front electronic controls
  • Status light indicator
  • Save on water and energy by softening your water with GE

Frequently Bought Together

Product Overview

The GE 30,400-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.

  • GE water softeners help save on water and energy by using up to 50% less detergent for laundry and dishwashing (Based on research conducted by the Water Quality Association (WQA) Water Softener Benefits Study, 2011.)
  • 30,200 Grain capacity
  • Efficiency (5100 gpg)
  • Maximum hardness removal (95 gpg)
  • Maximum iron removal (7 ppm)
  • Salt capacity (200 lbs.)
  • GE Exclusive SmartSoft technology Ensures there is always plenty of softened water available by "learning" a family's water-use patterns
  • GE exclusive days to empty, makes sure you never have to guess when to refill the salt tank
  • Uses up to 20% less water (Based on internal analysis verses GE water softeners manufactured prior to 2009)
  • Plumbing connection up to 1 in.
  • Installation services are not an checkout option for this product, delivery only. Check with your local store regarding possible installation options

Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents.  Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.

Specifications

Dimensions

Details

Warranty / Certifications

More Products With These Features

Search

Customer Questions & Answers

139 Questions247 Answers

Customer Questions & Answers

30,400 Grain Water Softener
30,400 Grain Water Softener

Ask your questions. Share your answers.

 
 
Clear Search Term
 
 
Sort By:
This question is from 30,400 Grain Water Softener
 
6 answers

I was told that the water we drink will be a little salty with this system that I would need to install a water purfier under the sink is this true?

This question is from 30,400 Grain Water Softener
Asked by
Doll
December 16, 2012
+1point
1out of 1found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

Answers (6)

Asked by
Read all my Q&A
August 30, 2015
Answer: 
It actually depends on your hardness level. Each grain of hardness(calcium or magnesium chloride) is the equivalent of 17.1 ppm. In an Ion exchange system the calcium or magnesium is replaced by a sodium Ion(resulting in salt). As the ability to taste salt starts at about 180 ppm if you are replacing more than 10 gpg, it is possible that you might be able to taste it.
For health related issues...consult Read More
It actually depends on your hardness level. Each grain of hardness(calcium or magnesium chloride) is the equivalent of 17.1 ppm. In an Ion exchange system the calcium or magnesium is replaced by a sodium Ion(resulting in salt). As the ability to taste salt starts at about 180 ppm if you are replacing more than 10 gpg, it is possible that you might be able to taste it.
For health related issues...consult your physician. You can also use potasium rather than salt in most softeners, though this may have other health issues. Read Less
+11points
13out of 15found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful13unhelpful2

Asked by
Northern Illinois
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: Professional
July 18, 2015
Answer: 
A softener is ion exchange. A sodium ion for a calcium ion. It does change the taste somewhat. but after the regeneration process the resin tank is flushed of any free sodium. The only time salt is in the resin tank is during regeneration. Nothing to worry about since it automatically bypasses the softener during regeneration.
+12points
18out of 24found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful18unhelpful6

Asked by
Tomball
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
November 8, 2013
Answer: 
We have about 4 grains hardness, the exchange adds back approx. 125 ppm sodium, no you can't taste anything salty,water is tasteless & odorless to us.
+13points
13out of 13found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful13unhelpful0

Asked by
Battle Mountain, NV 89820, USA
Read all my Q&A
July 26, 2013
Answer: 
If you can taste salt in the water then you might have your setting to high, get your water tested from a faucet that isn't hooked up to your softened water, and check your settings, I have this unit, and it is set for my gpg of hardness, and I can't taste any salt
+13points
17out of 21found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful17unhelpful4

Asked by
Milford, Milford Township, MI, USA
Read all my Q&A
May 2, 2013
Answer: 
Dont know where you heard that but you dont need one.
+7points
13out of 19found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful13unhelpful6

Asked by
Read all my Q&A
December 17, 2012
Answer: 
Hello Doll,
Thank you for your inquiry on the GE 30,000 Grain Standard Flow Softener Model # GXSF30V.
Yes, you can add a water purifier but the simplist solution is to lower the hardness level.
If you can taste the salt you are probably using too much
I hope this helps!
Donna with GE
+19points
26out of 33found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful26unhelpful7
This question is from 30,400 Grain Water Softener
 
4 answers

Can these be installed outdoors next to a well pump?

This question is from 30,400 Grain Water Softener
Asked by
J
32068
April 3, 2013
Used to rent a water softner and they had it installed outdoors, but it looks nothing like this one.
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers (4)

Asked by
florida
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
October 27, 2015
Answer: 
I would not put it out side the aliments will damage it faster I have mine in a shed.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Battle Mountain, NV 89820, USA
Read all my Q&A
July 26, 2013
Answer: 
These can only be installed outdoors if there is no chance of freezing, that will damage the unit.
+2points
2out of 2found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful2unhelpful0

Asked by
Milford, Milford Township, MI, USA
Read all my Q&A
May 2, 2013
Answer: 
I wouldn't recommend it, you could run some copper inside the house and use shark bite's for a interior install and that is pretty simple, but eventually the weather would burn this unit out faster than its life.
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

Asked by
Read all my Q&A
April 4, 2013
Answer: 
Hello J,
Thank you for your question on the GE water softener.
Yes, as long as it is protected from the elements, such as rain, freezing temperatures and direct sunlight. By protected we mean, if unit will be outdoors where the temperature will go below 32 degrees F, then an enclosure, similar to a 4 sided storage shed with roof, and a heat source to prevent the water in the softener from freezing. If Read More
Hello J,
Thank you for your question on the GE water softener.
Yes, as long as it is protected from the elements, such as rain, freezing temperatures and direct sunlight. By protected we mean, if unit will be outdoors where the temperature will go below 32 degrees F, then an enclosure, similar to a 4 sided storage shed with roof, and a heat source to prevent the water in the softener from freezing. If installed outside where rain or direct sunlight will fall on the unit again, some sort of enclosure like a storage shed will be needed to protect the components, like the electronic control from being exposed to moisture. Exposure to moisture will damage the electronic controls.
I hope this helps!
Donna with GE Read Less
+17points
17out of 17found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful17unhelpful0
This question is from 30,400 Grain Water Softener
 
3 answers

Can it be installed outdoors

This question is from 30,400 Grain Water Softener
Asked by
Read all my Q&A
August 19, 2016
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers (3)

Asked by
Read all my Q&A
August 21, 2016
Answer: 
Hello Jdubn - this is Nancy at GE Appliances and I am happy to help you. The water softener should not be located where freezing temperatures occur. Nor should you attempt to treat water over 120ºF. Freezing temperatures or hot water damage voids the warranty. If installing the water softener outdoors, do not locate it where it will be exposed to wet weather, direct sunlight, extreme hot or cold Read More
Hello Jdubn - this is Nancy at GE Appliances and I am happy to help you. The water softener should not be located where freezing temperatures occur. Nor should you attempt to treat water over 120ºF. Freezing temperatures or hot water damage voids the warranty. If installing the water softener outdoors, do not locate it where it will be exposed to wet weather, direct sunlight, extreme hot or cold temperatures, or other forms of abuse. I hope this helps! Thanks for checking with us! Read Less
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Fairfield Ohio
Read all my Q&A
August 19, 2016
Answer: 
Yes if you live where it does not freeze. It should be protected just as you would a well water pump.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
North Aurora, IL
Read all my Q&A
August 19, 2016
Answer: 
It is not designed to be installed out doors.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
This question is from 30,400 Grain Water Softener
 
3 answers

Can this unit be hooked up to a septic system?

This question is from 30,400 Grain Water Softener
Asked by
Read all my Q&A
August 9, 2016
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers (3)

Asked by
North Aurora, IL
Read all my Q&A
August 11, 2016
Answer: 
A study at Virginia University have shown that water softener brine regeneration wastes not only harm the flora and fauna in the wastewater treatment system, they can also cause the septic tank itself to discharge greater concentrations of solids, grease, and oil into the dispersal field. I would not recommend discharging brine to a septic system.
A better alternative would be to discharge into a sump Read More
A study at Virginia University have shown that water softener brine regeneration wastes not only harm the flora and fauna in the wastewater treatment system, they can also cause the septic tank itself to discharge greater concentrations of solids, grease, and oil into the dispersal field. I would not recommend discharging brine to a septic system.
A better alternative would be to discharge into a sump pump pit. If you chose this option you should use a ss pump or attach a zinc anode to the pump to prevent the pump from rusting away in 6 months. Read Less
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Read all my Q&A
August 11, 2016
Answer: 
Hi Joe- This is Sue at GE Appliances. Thanks for your interest! A water softener will not harm a septic system. Water softener effluents exert a beneficial influence on a septic tank system operation by stimulating biological action in the septic tank , and cause no operational problems in the typical anaerobic and aerobic septic tanks. Softener wastes are added to the septic tank slowly and are not of Read More
Hi Joe- This is Sue at GE Appliances. Thanks for your interest! A water softener will not harm a septic system. Water softener effluents exert a beneficial influence on a septic tank system operation by stimulating biological action in the septic tank , and cause no operational problems in the typical anaerobic and aerobic septic tanks. Softener wastes are added to the septic tank slowly and are not of sufficient volume to cause any load problems in the septic tank system. In fact, they are lower in volume and rate of addition than waste coming out from many automatic washers. •Water softener regenerational wastes should not interfere with drain field soil percolation but may actually improve the soil percolation, particularly in fine textured soils (Recent studies conducted by the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and the National Sanitation Foundation). Thanks for checking with us! Read Less
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

Asked by
Fairfield Ohio
Read all my Q&A
August 11, 2016
Answer: 
Yes but if you have a choice a flow to an outside drain would be much better
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
2 3 4 5  ... 8 »
  • 2016-08-25 T12:43:39.601-05:00
  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvqa, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers
  • loc_en_US, sid_203219771, prod, sort_default
2 3 4 5  ... 8 »
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 64ms
  • QUESTIONS, PRODUCT

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 398 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WATER SOFTENER WE LIVE IN THE COUNTRY, FLORIDA WELL WATER. OUR OLD SOFTENER DIED YEARS EARLIER, NOT A PROBLEM FOR ME, HOWEVER, MY BRIDE DID NOT FEEL THE SAME. PRICE WAS REDUCED TO ABOUT 350 BUCKS, LESS 10% EX MILITARY, BROUGHT THIS HOME. BEING IN MY 60'S, I USED MY COMPUTER FOR "ENLARGED" INSTRUCTIONS. EASILY TO INSTALL, WIFE NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE IMMEDIATELY, ALL IS GOOD IN THE COUNTRY.......................... August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Size important Relatively easy to install if you know what you are doing...easy to set cycles, etc. August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Water softner worked and was not hard to install The softener was not hard at all to install, I was concerned about the O-rings and the plastic clips.In the end they worked just fine and made the install very easy. I did use the flexible connector that HD sells and I had the unit installed in no time. The only suggestion I would have is if they made it so the discharge pipe could be run 9 feet above the floor, I would have been able to run it over the garage and then down into a utility sink that is on the other side of my garage. But it worked fine I just built a dry well outside a few feet from the house and discharged the water into that. I had the unit shipped to my home, the fact that it was no charge made it so much easier since the unit is not a light weight, and only had to move it a few feet to where it was installed. August 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Water Softener Read the reviews and purchased this softener online. After pickup and installation by my plumber, the unit not only looks great but performs exceptionally well. Should have purchased one sooner. My old unit had stopped working awhile ago. It makes a difference in how the water feels. August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by good purchase water softner has done what it is supposed to do. Very satisfied August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by It is too new to rate The water softener was easy to enstall but you have to follow the correct sequence. August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good compact Water Softener I have only used this water softener for two months, so so far I am pleased with it. August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Softner Been great so far, easy to install, just make sure you have extra fittings on hand and look inside tank to in sure resin tank is straight mine fell out of grove on shipping took some doing to straighten and one clamp broke July 19, 2016
  • 2016-08-25 T14:05:17.295-05:00
  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvrr, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_398, tr_398
  • loc_en_US, sid_203219771, prod, sort_default
2 3 4 5  ... 14 >>
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 37ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT