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40,000 Grain Water Softener

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  • Easy to use up-front electronic controls
  • Status light indicator
  • Use 50% less detergent with softer water

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Model # GXSH40V

Internet # 203219780

Store SKU # 126118

Store SO SKU # 126118

The GE 40,000-Grain Water Softener System features SmartSoft technology that monitors water usage and anticipates future demand so you don't run out of soft water. It has 125 grains per gallon maximum hardness-removal capacity and it also removes 10 PPM of iron. Handy features such as programmable operation, an alarm and indicator lights and a permanent memory offer reliable, hassle-free operation. This system has the capacity and convenience features that make it ideal for families of 4 or more.

  • 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.)
  • 40,200 Grain capacity
  • Maximum hardness removal (125 gpg)
  • Maximum iron removal (10 ppm)
  • Efficiency (5100 gpg)- Salt Capacity (230 lbs)
  • GE exclusive custom select blending valve, allows you to select how soft you want your water
  • GE exclusive salt saver, Helps reduce salt consumption and uses up to 34% less salt (Based on internal analysis verses GE water softeners manufactured prior to 2009)
  • 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 35% less water (Based on internal analysis verses GE water softeners manufactured prior to 2009)
  • Self-cleaning sediment filter protects your home’s plumbing
  • Plumbing connection up to 1.25 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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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Product Depth (in.) 
22.4375 
Product Height (in.) 
47.625 
Product Width (in.) 
14.4375 
Tank Length (in.) 
47.625 
Tank Width (in.) 
14.4375 
Details
Color Family 
Grays 
Features 
Alarm,Indicator light(s),Permanent settings memory,Programmable 
Includes 
Installation kit 
Iron reduction (ppm) 
10 
Maximum Grain Capacity (grains) 
40000 
Maximum hardness removal (grains per gallon) 
125 
Output betweeen refills (gallons) 
4000 
Product Weight (lb.) 
100 lb 
Quantity (cu. ft.) 
1.107 
Regeneration time (min.) 
123 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Salt Storage Capacity (lbs.) 
230 lb 
Service Flow Rate @ 15 psi dropp (gallons per min.) 
9.5 gal (US)/min 
Water required for regeneration (gallons) 
37 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
Parts Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance Limited 3-Year Electronic Monitor Limited 10-year brine/resin tank Labor Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance Warranty Notes See written warranty for full details 

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How often should this unit recharge?

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July 18, 2015
I installed this unit a little over a month ago. I use about 31 gallons per day (according to the water softener display). I am somewhat concerned as I can see no evidence that the unit has recharged at all during the past month. Is this possible? The unit reports 91% capacity when I checked the readout.

When I did the water hardness test (using strips from a kit from Home Depot), it reported that my water was not particularly 'hard'. Does this make sense or do I have a defective unit?

Thank you in advance!
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November 27, 2015
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Hmm.. 31 gallons/day for a month is under 1,000 gallons. The stated recharge cycle is 4,000 gallons, or about 4 months at your level of usage. And you are wondering if it is possible that the unit has not recharged?
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July 21, 2015
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Hello GyroMan - this is Nancy at GE Appliances and I am happy to help you. To minimize the possibility of electric shock, unplug this appliance from the power supply before attempting any maintenance or cleaning. The water softener will regenerate about every 3-6 days. The water softener uses several factors to determine when to regenerate: The total capacity of the water softener in GPG (grains per Read More
Hello GyroMan - this is Nancy at GE Appliances and I am happy to help you. To minimize the possibility of electric shock, unplug this appliance from the power supply before attempting any maintenance or cleaning. The water softener will regenerate about every 3-6 days. The water softener uses several factors to determine when to regenerate: The total capacity of the water softener in GPG (grains per gallon). The water hardness setting that was programmed into the control when it was first installed. Make sure the setting matches with your local conditions. Actual water usage per day.
The water usage patterns as they are developed over time. I hope this helps! Thanks for checking with us!
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I left a "U" loop in the recharge discharge hose near its 'drain' end. If the unit had recharged, that loop would have contained some amount of residual water from the process. It has consistently remained dry. I am 99% sure this unit has never recharged since the first time I manually triggered the initial recharge.
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I left a "U" loop in the recharge discharge hose near its 'drain' end. If the unit had recharged, that loop would have contained some amount of residual water from the process. It has consistently remained dry. I am 99% sure this unit has never recharged since the first time I manually triggered the initial recharge.
If the 'strip test' that I used (to check for water hardness) was accurate and I actually have water which is not particularly hard, could that explain why the unit has not recharged in almost 6 weeks? It seems that it should have recharged at least once during that time. Or is it more likely that the unit is defective or misconfigured somehow?
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July 20, 2015
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I left a 'U' shaped loop in the discharge hose which, if the unit had recharged even once, should contain some residual water from the process. The entire hose is dry with no sign of ever having had any water pass through it. I am 99% confident that the unit has not recharged since I installed it.
Could I have installed a very over-sized unit for my needs? I had assumed that the test that I did to Read More
I left a 'U' shaped loop in the discharge hose which, if the unit had recharged even once, should contain some residual water from the process. The entire hose is dry with no sign of ever having had any water pass through it. I am 99% confident that the unit has not recharged since I installed it.
Could I have installed a very over-sized unit for my needs? I had assumed that the test that I did to determine how hard the water was had yielded incorrect results (it said my water was not particularly hard). If it was, indeed, accurate, would this explain why the unit has not recharged in almost 6 weeks at this point? Or is it more likely that the unit is defective or improperly configured? Read Less
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July 20, 2015
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What type of evidence do you expect? The unit is factory programed to recycle about 2:00 am. Unless you are very near the unit, you will not hear the recycle.
I suggest you check the capacity in about 15 days, my guess is that it will show about 89%
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Does the control panel indicate the amount of water that has been used each day or when the next regeneration may occur?

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Hi JK- This is Sue at GE Appliances. Yes, it will display the average gallons of water used by
the household each day over the past seven-day period. For the first several weeks of operation, the DAYS TO EMPTY may provide erratic operation. It takes a couple of months for the water softener to learn your water usage pattern. Once it does this, it will accurately determine actual salt usage pattern. The
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Hi JK- This is Sue at GE Appliances. Yes, it will display the average gallons of water used by
the household each day over the past seven-day period. For the first several weeks of operation, the DAYS TO EMPTY may provide erratic operation. It takes a couple of months for the water softener to learn your water usage pattern. Once it does this, it will accurately determine actual salt usage pattern. The words DAYS TO EMPTY and a number are shown in the lower half of the display. This information is shown in the normal run display. This is to inform the user of the number of days before the salt level in the brine tank reaches Level 0. There will be salt left in the salt tank, but it may not be sufficient to fully recharge the system. Thanks for checking with us!
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It gives you andaily average of water used. You set the regeneration time usually around 2 or 3 a.m. Is common, also that time is stored on the display screen.
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June 5, 2016
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This product uses indicator lights to relay information.
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yes it will show your average last 7 days usage. It updates this every day at midnight.
Also it tells you what percentage of soft water capacity you still have left. But doesn't report what day or days until next regeneration. All this info is reported on page 20 of the manual...
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does this unit stop the white stuff that settles after you boil water?

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when I boil water in my tea kettle, white stuff builds up and makes the water cloudy with tea, does this unit or any water softener resolve that issue?
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Hi Tony,
I am happy to help. Water softening is a technique that serves the removal of many of the ions that cause the water to be hard, in most cases calcium and magnesium ions. Iron ions may also be removed during softening. Thanks for checking with us.
Lisa from GE Appliances.
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Yes it does help with that, that was a major problem we had also. but it sounds like you might also need a whole house filter for minerals.
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May 5, 2016
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Yes, this will stop the foam.
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I don't know other water softener but this one can not get rid of almost anything , the salt does make you feel like you swimming in the ocean when taking a bath though :)
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Does this need a brine tank?

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I am looking at setting up a new system. Would I need to add a brine tank and if so what size would be appropriate?
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I do not know what you are talking about. The product has a built in brine tank. I did not need to add anything. Water hook up, drain, and the electrical. Make sure you leave room to get the salt in the brine tank. Easy to do, just leave about a foot in front.
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Hi Rotinaj-this is Sue from GE Appliances. Thanks for your consideration! You will not need to add a brine tank. The parts required to assemble and install the water softener are included with the unit. See page 11 of the Installation Instructions for an illustration of the Brine Tank (Salt Storage). During brining, brine travels from the salt storage area into the resin tank. Brine is the cleaning agent Read More
Hi Rotinaj-this is Sue from GE Appliances. Thanks for your consideration! You will not need to add a brine tank. The parts required to assemble and install the water softener are included with the unit. See page 11 of the Installation Instructions for an illustration of the Brine Tank (Salt Storage). During brining, brine travels from the salt storage area into the resin tank. Brine is the cleaning agent needed to remove hard minerals from the resin beads. The hard minerals and brine are discharged to the drain. Thanks for checking with us. Enjoy! Read Less
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The rectangular bod is, itself, the brine tank. The cylinder containing the resin is inside the body. You take off the lid and pour the salt right in. The salt fills the body and fills around the cylinder. It is an awesome design because it is so compact. There is nothing needed exterior to the unit itself.
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It already has a brine tank built in. The small door on the top, in front of the control panel is for pouring in your salt pellets. It holds about 4-5 bags of salt.
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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 459 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GE 40k Water Softner The online purchase process was easy. Delivery miss a day due to my address being new. Installation was super easy. And most important...compare to its cousin (the Kenmore brand) the footprint/rectangular shape of the GE is much slim. I recommend this unit if you have reduced space to install it. May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Want a softener that works well? Soft, soft, soft. I love it and wife loves and son loves it. I set my hardness 25. NICE. The higher the hardness is set it regenerates more often. Making water so soft. Pour oil all over your body and imagen how smooth that feels and Slick too. WELL that is what my softener is doing. Not with oil LOL but with the salt. Not hard to install. I went with the main IN and then out to HOUSE. That way everything is soft. The digital monitor will show average gallons use per day. I use on average 150 gallons per day. That's 3 of us and using washer, refrig, sinks, etc. Love it, truckerich June 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by I don't recommend - leaks water/salt from bottom I bought this GE water softener at Home Depot and had it installed 4 days ago. After 15 minutes of running for the first time, water and salt started leaking out from the back right corner. It has spread and now salt is all around the base. It started about half an inch out from all sides and now it's a couple inches out. GE sent a contractor out and he came by today. He said he has to replace the entire storage tank. He said he has had 4 of these lately and he's not sure why, this same model GE water softener. The storage tank seems extremely delicate, like some sort of cheap plastic material. Now we have to wait a couple weeks and I have to mop up the salt around the base every few days. He essentially said that the entire thing has to be taken apart in order to put in the new casing tank. They reuse all the electronics, float, etc, and GE sends out a new shell. January 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bad GE water softener bought this water softener got defect does not work exchange for another one still not working Contact GE for service .GE scheduled service with a company name BETTER for service The service company did not show up on the service day Will try to take this unit back and return it June 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by a nightmare We purchased the water softener on April 22 and for over six weeks we tried to make it work, we wanted it to work because it no small item to return. We tried every thing, the blending knob was not turned all the way off when installed so do that and maybe in a couple of days we will have soft water. Turn the hardness level up and maybe in couple of days we will have soft water and on and on it went until we were fed up and returned to Home Depot on the 10th of June. We purchased another softener the same day and install it is now Monday June13th and we have soft water from the new purchase. We spent a lot of time on this disaster trying to make it work to no avail. A total waste of time and money. However Home Depot did return our money. I should mention that I called to GE for help and that to was a total wast of my time. They would for a fee of course come out and check it but if they had to do anything to it that would also cost a fee. We installed the new softener ourselves as well and it works great so it was definitely the softener. June 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by reasonable price water softener was easy to plumb as I already had an old unit installed that failed. The only dislike is the size of the foot print is a little larger than I expected. But so far the unit is working like it should so I am a happy camper now with soft water again. June 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Softener This softener is easy to install and just as easy to set up. I love the days til empty feature and the fact that after a month or 2 this baby adjusts to your water usage automatically. GE put great engineering into this system. I have well water with high iron content and this replaced an iron filter and the old softener. Could not be happier. May 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I love it! I replaced my Aqua Pure two piece water softener with the GE water softener and I could not be happier. It seems the old softener never really worked right from the beginning. It was noisy when recharging, difficult to understand and program so it was not user friendly. The GE is as easy as loading a high efficiency washing machine in regard to adding the salt pellets, programming, and understanding each setting. Call your water service company for your water hardness rating. June 1, 2016
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