Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 520
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ndheathen Good Water Softener
This seems like a good water softener. We've been running it for a few weeks without any problems so far.
September 11, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by AZLorne Up to but not including
The outside of the box states "For plumbing connections up to 1 1/4" dia".
Note that's up to 1 1/4" dia, not including 1 1/4" dia.
The actual connection sizes on the softener are 1" dia, so if you've got 1 1/4" dia lines you're still going to need a couple of reducers.
Nice little play on the English language there.
August 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tankgrrrl Easy Installation
What a great product! I researched for some time and went with the GE Brand. We have extremely hard water and this unit is great. Affordable, compact, easy to set up. Well worth the purchase.
October 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cindylouho Great Product
We bought this for the employees that service our Helicopters
October 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by james it is a cheap one , almost every part is pastic made, that means it breaks easyly and soon, dont buy it
one and a half years ago I purchased this for my new home. but one early morning we were waked up by our neighbors, it was flooding in our garage!!!! the drain port broke,the recharging function might had been running for two hours!! it would not stop automatically even with the drain port failure.
after checking it, I found all the part are plastic made, no rust but not durable
October 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sapper Easy install
Just bought it to replace an old he softener. Heads up, plan on the old bypass valve and piping will not line up. Save the additional trip and buy the sharkbite hoses - makes install in 30 min or less!!!!
October 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BK Softens water nicely, defective part needed immediate replacement.
The water softener was relatively easy to install, however; I was replacing an older GE softener so all the plumbing was already in place. When I was ready to plug it in and start it up, I got no power. I checked the wiring and all was good. Multi-meter probing showed no voltage. The power transformer that came with the unit looked and felt like a cell phone charger. This seemed odd to me since the power adapter from the unit I was replacing was a lot larger and heavier (close to 1lb). The power ratings are different from one transformer to the other. Not sure what to think about this...
I called GE support and they asked me if I had plugged it into a power strip (which I did, but also tried bypassing the power strip to no avail). Plugging your water softener into a power strip will break the water softener's power transformer according to the GE support rep. Anyway, I was sent a new one and the replacement was a large and beefy as the old one. This worked perfectly. No issues since.
The water softener is in my crawlspace so I don't hear any noise from it (not even sure how much noise it produces).
I am on a community well and I tested my water hardness from some strips I bought from "the world's largest marketplace". These strips did not measure the lead levels, so I just assumed a little and added it to my water hardness level accordingly. I then set the water softener to that number. No more hardness. It seems to be working as it should. Had it installed for almost 8 weeks now.
The indicator states that I have 0 days of salt left, but it is mistaken. Been saying that for a week or two now. Not sure how useful the salt-monitoring is, but I like how it tells you the average gallons/day used is. That is the extent of the display's usefulness IMO. Now that I'm thinking about it, I wonder how accurate the gallons/day reading is if the other readings are not all that accurate?
My children's sensitive-skin issues have gone down with the softer water. This makes everyone a little happier.
We use a reverse osmosis water filtration system for drinking and do not notice any salty taste. I have not tried to drink from the faucet yet, but the dog doesn't seem to mind. I hope this review helps someone out.
June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by min72 So far so good
Just bought and installed yesterday and all I can say is so far so good. We noticed a difference almost immediately.
October 1, 2016