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Model # GXSF40H

Internet # 100664232

40,000 Grain Water Softener System

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Model # GXSF40H

Internet # 100664232

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 110 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.

  • 7.5 GPM service flow rate at 15 psi drop
  • 200 lb. salt storage capacity and salt-level monitor
  • Adapts to your family's water-use patterns so there's always plenty of softened water
  • 10 PPM iron removal and 110 grains per gallon maximum hardness removal
  • Programmable with a permanent settings memory for worry-free operation
  • Approximately 152-minute regeneration time
  • Alarm included
  • 24-volt system
  • Bypass valve for added flexibility
  • Installation kit and instructions provided

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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Product Depth (in.) 
18 
Product Height (in.) 
42 
Product Width (in.) 
19 in 
Tank Length (in.) 
Tank Width (in.) 
40 
Details
Alarm 
Yes 
Color Family 
Grays 
Indicator light(s) 
Yes 
Installation kit included 
Yes 
Iron reduction (ppm) 
10 
Maximum Grain Capacity (grains) 
40200 
Maximum hardness removal (grains per gallon) 
110 
Output betweeen refills (gallons) 
Permanent settings memory 
Yes 
Product Weight (lb.) 
97 lb 
Programmable 
Yes 
Quantity (cu. ft.) 
1.04 
Regeneration time (min.) 
152 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Salt Storage Capacity (lbs.) 
200 lb 
Service Flow Rate @ 15 psi dropp (gallons per min.) 
7.5 gal (US)/min 
Voltage (volts) 
24 
Water required for regeneration (gallons) 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
Parts Warranty: Limited 1-year entire appliance Limited 10-year resin tank/brine tank Limited 3-Year Electronic Monitor Labor Warranty: Limited 1-year entire appliance 

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i bought a gxsf40h last week run well question is it recharge every 2 days my hardness is 30 GPG and we,re only 2 people in the house is this normal?

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jason
July 20, 2013
first day i didn,t bypass the water for my garden hose now i do.
have a dish washer also that i use maybe every 2 days.
if i calculate the gallon of water used it will be 40000/30*.8 is this right?
so il use 1066 gallons of water every 2 days?
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July 21, 2013
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That sounds a bit high, try lowering the hardness level a couple of degrees slowly over the next couple of weeks. See if you can get it to twenty without noticing any softness level.
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July 20, 2013
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Hello Jason,
Thank you for choosing the GE Water Softener.
The water softener will regenerate about every three - six days. The electronic control on the GE 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
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Hello Jason,
Thank you for choosing the GE Water Softener.
The water softener will regenerate about every three - six days. The electronic control on the GE 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 agrees with your local conditions.
~ Actual water usage per day.
~ The water usage patterns as they are developed over time.
How does it work: Softening water is accomplished by passing hard water over a resin bed of plastic beads that attract the minerals in the water like a magnet. Water, without the hardness, flows from the softener and throughout your house.
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. The softener will initiate a regeneration cycle, to restore the resin beads. All GE water softeners are programmed from the factory to regenerate at 2:00 am.
There are several variables to consider for sizing the water softener. There is no harm in specifying a higher capacity softener. In the long run, a higher capacity softener may be more convenient.
Please see the formula below for proper sizing of the water softener.
1. Get your water tested or ask for results done on municipal water supply. Call your water provider and ask for the mineral content test results, or have the water tested by a water-testing facility.
2. Divide the mineral content if given in parts per million (PPM) by 17.1 to get the mineral content in grains per gallon (GPG). For example, a reading of 171.0 PPM divided by 17.1 equals a mineral content of 10.0 GPG.
3. Write down the number of people in the house. Multiply the number of people in the house by 75 to get the average number of gallons used per day by the house. For example, a house with two people in it would use 150 gallons per day (2 x 75 = 150).
4. Multiply the number of gallons used by your house daily by the number of grains per gallon of minerals in the water from the test results. For example, the two-person household needs to remove a total of 1,500 grains daily (150 gallons x 10 GPG = 1,500).
I hope this helps!
Donna with GE Read Less
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what is the warantee on for this model gxsf 40h

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January 30, 2013
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January 30, 2013
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I'm not the one to ask this! You should definitely ask the manufacturer. In fact, (as with any product warantee) you should read carefully the warantee details.
That said, my unit is working fine after more than six months.
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January 30, 2013
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Hello Calico,
Thank you for your inquiry on the GE 40,000 Grain Water Softener System Model # GXSF40H.
* Parts Warranty Limited: 1-year entire appliance; Limited 10-year brine/resin tank; Limited 3-Year Electronic Monitor;
* Labor Warranty Limited: 1-year entire appliance
Please see the use and care manual for the written warranty and full details.
Donna with GE
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Can this unit be stored outdoors

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Leon
January 17, 2013
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January 29, 2013
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I would not ever put this outdoors. It's directions say inside installation
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January 17, 2013
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Hello Leon,
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. Read More
Hello Leon,
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!
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how long i change salt or product

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October 23, 2012
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October 24, 2012
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Depending on how hard your water is one factor. My machine is set to 20. 160 pounds of salt will last me several months. The factory level is 25. Harder water uses more salt.
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You should check the specifications. It depends on the settings, but it is very easy to adjust (check your local water hardness). So far, my unit is very frugal and seems to use much less salt that my old one. I'm quite happy with the way it functions.
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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 75 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by no complaints after 13months the installation manual helped me through the whole process and the Home Depot people help me with the plumbing parts. I could't be more happier with the performance of the softener and the quality of the water after 13 months of usage. I use1/4 to1/3 of the salt vs the old unit December 27, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Never looked back! I have never had a home water softener before. Our dishes were looking pretty bad and a friend suggested it. I decided on the GE because of its smartWater system, size, price and good looks. I installed it myself in an afternoon - a little bit of copper pipe sweating was the only skill needed. Filled it up with salt and went through the setup. I had my water hardness tested at a local hardware store. So, I knew about where to start. I have not had to touch it since! That was six months ago and it is still 3/4 full of salt. Dishes are spot-free, clothes look nice and you can use way less shampoo on your hair. Nice product, GE! Don't hesitate to buy this model. September 11, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by It doesn't work! I had the appliance installed by an experienced and knowledgeable plumber. After two days usage the output remained within 25 ppm of untreated well water. The manual supplied with the appliance is well written so I followed the explicit troubleshooting instructions. I found a possible hang-up in the manually initiated electronic diagnostics but saw that the system went through the recharge cycle automatically. That cycle took only about 15 mins. Soft water remains unavailable - I get readings of 380 to 415 ppm (about 23-24 grains). I'm hoping my email to GE will get a helpful response. We'll see. At this point I cannot recommend the appliance. February 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by What a relief!!! After many years with another brand water softener treating our well water, we finally have the product we always wanted. My water is wonderful and can be used just as it comes from the faucet. The laundry and dishes are cleaner than ever before. Our salt use is minimal compared to what we needed before with the previous unit. We are so satisfied that we recommend it to anyone who needs this product. Ordering online was easy, timely, money-saving, and convenient. Delivery was a matter of very little time and right to the basement. Installation was done within 2 hours. What a great experience! Another GE product that does what it promises. Thank you GE and Home Depot January 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Softener This is a really good water softener - so far at least. We've been using it our new house for 2 months. Water from our well here in South Central Texas is quite hard, and has a very high iron content (5 ppm). Using Diamond Red Out salt, and occasional use of Iron Out powder before regeneration, we have no evidence of iron staining, and our water softness is perfect! Although the softener regenerate often (every 2 or 3 days for our family of 2), it uses very little salt - even though we have the hardness level set at 30,000. Hopefully we can look forward to years of satisfaction from this easy-to-use machine. May 9, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by So far so good. I had a Whirlpool softener but during some home renovations, I had to disconnect the pipes and move the unit. During the process some water sprayed onto the electronics and fried the circut board. You live and learn. This GE softener system's electronics board is actually somewhat protected by being encased in a separate compartment. Installation is easy. I have only had this unit for a month but it works and I am happy. The price point is right where is should be in my opinion. It's hard to give something like this rating. It either works or it doesn't. Does anyone ever need to see a list of options for a hammer? October 12, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works well for us This unit has been installed for over a month in our house now and is working great. We realized the change in water hardness immediately in our showers, dishwasher, laundry, etc. A lot of the reviews regarding this product state that after 5 years the product failed and they had to purchase a new one. I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for and if you want something that is gonna last 10+ years go out and buy a rainsoft system for $8K. If this product last me 2-3yrs and I have to replace it, I would feel like I got my money out of the purchase and would have no problem purchasing another one. January 24, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good Product The product is good. It was easy to install. It was damaged in shipment. It really needs to be packed better. Home Depot exchanged it for another one. I had this shipped to me because the Home Depot web page stated it wasn't sold in stores. Since it was damaged in shipment, I took it to my local Home Depot store for credit where I learned that they had them in stock. The one in the store was $40 less than what I paid online. I guess that it was a $40 lesson. If you are going to purchase one of these, don't believe the web page and check your local Home Depot store. It will save you at least $40 bucks. May 30, 2011
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