Model # GXSF40H

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GE 40,000 Grain Water Softener System
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40,000 Grain Water Softener System

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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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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!
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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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October 23, 2012
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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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40,000 Grain Water Softener System is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 75.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First rate water softener Bought this unit about 8 months ago, Wasn't hard to install, and haven't had any problems. Since initial service, it's only used about 40 lbs of salt for a two person household. It's way more efficient than my old water softener that worked on a timer. One caution, and the only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars, is it does restrict the total water flow. When there's two or more water users in service, you see a big drop off in water pressure. If your household is more than 2 - 3 people, you should get a larger unit that has a higher flow capacity.
Date published: 2012-02-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Product - Weak Warranty Support The performance of the product (when it is working) is excellent. Unfortunately at 3 months, the the primary valve failed, burning out the motor and control board. The service technician is excellent, even working on Saturdays, but GE corporate support is weak. The product is still down after 7 weeks, with the technician struggling to get proper repair parts from GE. I am normally very happy with GE products, but after this experience, I would not buy a GE product for critical application like a water heater.
Date published: 2011-03-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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?
Date published: 2011-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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
Date published: 2013-01-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2012-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GE 40,000-Grain Water Softener System Despite some reviews I did buy this water softener and did install myself. I did already have a main water line loop put in by the home builder so pipes were already for the system. It was very easy to install and set up. I was concerned about the plastic in & out pipes on the unit but it doesn’t leak at all, and all of the store brand system I seen all were plastic as well. it has been running a week now and everything is going good. I would buy it again.
Date published: 2011-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent I bought this water softner about 4 months ago and it has yet to regenerate. I still have soft water, but i live alone so I do not use much water. I would recommend this particular model over any other models or brand. Easy to install, but the only drawback is the bypass valve is flimzy/cheap.
Date published: 2011-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Water Softener So far this water softener has worked quite well. I had very hard well water and was replacing my hot water heater every year or less. I have only had it a few weeks but I can already tell that it is working since the bathtub has not been turning green like usual and I don't have streaks in my toilet bowl anymore. It was VERY easy to install also. It comes with hardware that fits regular 1" PVC but I have 3/4" CPVC pipes so I had to get an adapter for that which wasn't a big deal. Other than all I needed was a few elbow joints, a few extra feet of cpvc, and some pvc cement and it hooked right up to my cpvc pipes. Programming it was very easy also. The display is very simple and straight forward. My only problem was I did not realize I was going to need a place to drain 30-40 gallons of water every time it recharched. The only place I could install it was about 60ft. from my sump pump so be sure you have a drain nearby or you'll have to go buy a 100 ft. hose like I did to drain it somewhere else. Overall I would recommend this water softener.
Date published: 2011-09-06
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