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GE 30,400 Grain Water Softener
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GE

30,400 Grain Water Softener

  • GE SmartSoft technology learns water usage patterns
  • GE exclusive days to empty feature tells you when to add salt
  • Uses up to 20% less water (vs GE softeners made before 2009)
$347.00 /each

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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






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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?

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August 30, 2015
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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.
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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
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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.
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November 8, 2013
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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.
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July 26, 2013
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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
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May 2, 2013
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Dont know where you heard that but you dont need one.
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December 17, 2012
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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
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How many bags of 40lb salt do I need for the G. E. 30,400

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September 5, 2016
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To start it recommends at least 2 bags, but the instructions tells how many will fill it.
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Hello Robin, This is Lisa from GE Appliances. I am happy to help you.
The amount of salt that is added to the softener in a new installation is dependent upon the hardness of your water. The average tank holds 200 pounds but it need not be filled all the way. Three-fourths full is okay. We recommend checking your tank after about two weeks to maintain this level. The average regeneration will use about Read More
Hello Robin, This is Lisa from GE Appliances. I am happy to help you.
The amount of salt that is added to the softener in a new installation is dependent upon the hardness of your water. The average tank holds 200 pounds but it need not be filled all the way. Three-fourths full is okay. We recommend checking your tank after about two weeks to maintain this level. The average regeneration will use about 5 pounds of salt. Read Less
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July 3, 2016
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As little as one will work. However, I would use two to start. Then monitor your use and adjust accordingly. the machine may take a day to get a good reading of your use. Once it adjusts, it is
very accurate. Hope that helps.
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Do you need a drain on the floor?

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Check your installation manual for the drain requirements
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Hi Swartz- This is Sue at GE Appliances. The Water Softener comes with a flexible drain hose. A flexible drain hose is not allowed in all localities (check your plumbing codes). If local codes do not allow use of a flexible drain hose, a rigid valve drain run must be used. The drain hose will be under pressure when the unit is discharging. Use a hose clamp (included) to secure the drain hose in place and Read More
Hi Swartz- This is Sue at GE Appliances. The Water Softener comes with a flexible drain hose. A flexible drain hose is not allowed in all localities (check your plumbing codes). If local codes do not allow use of a flexible drain hose, a rigid valve drain run must be used. The drain hose will be under pressure when the unit is discharging. Use a hose clamp (included) to secure the drain hose in place and prevent "whipping" during regenerations/recharges. A water softener can be drained into a laundry tub, standpipe, sump, floor drain, or other options (check local codes); providing there is an air gap for all. The drain field should be able to handle small amounts of brine regenerate. For proper drain operation 10 feet is recommended, however it can be drained up to 30 feet maximum. If raising the drain hose overhead to reach drain, raise it no more than 8 feet high for proper drainage. Thanks for checking with us! Read Less
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Hi Swartz,
This is Nancy from GE Appliances and I am happy to help you. Yes, this water softener requires a nearby drain that is necessary to carry away regeneration discharge (drain) water. I hope this helps! Thanks for checking with us!
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You need a drain but it doesn't need to be on the floor. There are requirement for the drain that are required by most building codes. Those requirements are that the drain hose have an air break at the dischart point to prevent the formation of a siphon which could contaminate the water softner and make you sick, discharging into sanitary sewer requires a p trap to prevent gas from sewer.
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Can these be installed outdoors next to a well pump?

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Used to rent a water softner and they had it installed outdoors, but it looks nothing like this one.
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I would not put it out side the aliments will damage it faster I have mine in a shed.
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These can only be installed outdoors if there is no chance of freezing, that will damage the unit.
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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.
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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.
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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by good procuct, easy set up the shipment was in time and handled very well. the set up was so easy and simple, after putting the salt and connecting to water, the difference in water quality is very obvious. September 27, 2016
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 Simple install and setup. Great for the money. Could supply more hose for the discharge. October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good product for the price. October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bigden SEEMS TO WORKING GREAT had a issue with iron in water seems to handle job September 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Water Softener works great Water lines were already in place, 1Hr to install, in-service 1-wk. working as expected September 27, 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 softner The water softner works great. The company should package the adapter fittings with the unit, and maybe give a special offer on salt for the unit September 6, 2016
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