Model # GXSH45V

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GE 45,000 Grain Water Softener
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GE

45,000 Grain Water Softener

  • Easy to use up-front electronic controls
  • Features an audible alarm
  • Includes indicator lights
$700.00 /each

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The GE 44100-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 a 160 grains per gallon maximum hardness-removal capacity and it also removes 12 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.

  • Easy to use up-front electronic controls with status light indicator
  • 45,100 grain capacity
  • Efficiency (5120 GPG)
  • Maximum hardness removal (160 GPG)
  • Maximum iron removal (12 PPM)
  • 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.






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How well does this unit work on well water?

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January 5, 2015
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Dear Valued HomeDepot Customer,
We reached out to the MFG for more information and below is their response.
" Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the system."
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I installed this for well water, works great!
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December 15, 2014
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Hello,
This is Michelle with GE and I am happy to answer your question.
This Water Softener model GXSH45V works very well on both well water and city water.
Thank you for checking.
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Can this unit be installed outside?

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Can this unit be installed outside?
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October 27, 2016
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Hi AllWeather- This is Sue at GE Appliances. Thanks for considering our GE Series Water Softener! Locate the water softener inside where the temperatures do not drop below freezing. When installing in an outside location you must take steps necessary to ensure the softener, installation plumbing and wiring are protected from the elements, direct sunlight, contamination, vandalism, insects, vermin, etc. Read More
Hi AllWeather- This is Sue at GE Appliances. Thanks for considering our GE Series Water Softener! Locate the water softener inside where the temperatures do not drop below freezing. When installing in an outside location you must take steps necessary to ensure the softener, installation plumbing and wiring are protected from the elements, direct sunlight, contamination, vandalism, insects, vermin, etc. Exposure to moisture can damage the electronic controls. Do not install the water softener in direct sunlight. Excessive sun heat may cause distortion or other damage to non-metallic parts. We encourage you to check out the Installation Instructions at the following link: http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/ef/ef792180-cd7a-4017-ad70-a9888b4ab4ac.pdf - Thanks for checking! Read Less
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October 25, 2016
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No, the unit cannot be installed outside.
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Will it remove sulfur?

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Hello tim - this is Nancy at GE Appliances and I am happy to help you. No, this water softener will not remove sulfur. Water softeners remove calcium and magnesium. I hope this helps! Thanks for checking with us!
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July 27, 2016
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No, the water softener does not remove sulfur.
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Regeneration and % Remaining

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So does the % remaining have anything to do with when the unit actually recharges? I should get about 10 or 11 days between recharges and mine recharges every 5 or 6 days.
I have a 45.1k GE Unit and my hardness is set to 40 with 100 gallons of usage per day. I read under the questions for the 30k unit that it should recharge after it gets below 25% remaining. Even after I have done several factory resets mine does the first recharge under 25% remaining and then every recharge thereafter just under 50% remaining.
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Here is how this water softener works.
It is demand driven, meaning that it regenerates based on how much water you use. Demand driven uses the least amount of water and the least amount of salt
The very first regeneration will happen when "Remaining, - Meaning amount of soft water remaining before system can no longer produce soft water", goes under 25%.
The 2nd regeneration will regenerate just
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Here is how this water softener works.
It is demand driven, meaning that it regenerates based on how much water you use. Demand driven uses the least amount of water and the least amount of salt
The very first regeneration will happen when "Remaining, - Meaning amount of soft water remaining before system can no longer produce soft water", goes under 25%.
The 2nd regeneration will regenerate just under 50%. The system will continue to regenerate at the just under 50% remaining until the system gathers enough water usage data. Once system has gathered enough water usage data (around 4 to 8 weeks) then it will start and continue to regenerate just under the 25% Remaining level.
I do love this water softener. If works very well. It has removed the bad taste from my city water. My water hardness is 26 gpg.
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Hi Dave3000, Please contact our SmartWater Team for assistance at 800.952.5039 - option 1. Thank you for checking with us.
Lisa from GE Appliances.
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45,000 Grain Water Softener is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 42.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This softener was easy to hookup. After spending a little bit of time getting my existing input/... This softener was easy to hookup. After spending a little bit of time getting my existing input/output connections to match up, I plugged it in and as easy to program and has been running ever since. It does its job with minimal maintenance. This is my first experience with using and replacing a water softener (I moved into a home with an old, broken 20 year old beast I replaced with this one). This isn't the biggest one rating for my family size and use however, it did match the dimensions I needed for the replacement. So far, its basic program is working great without running at 100% all the time. I like the 'days to empty' reading which can help me plan when to refill.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I installed the water softener myself over a weekend, including a whole house water filter and pl... I installed the water softener myself over a weekend, including a whole house water filter and plumbing 'bypass' for easy filter changes and system maintenance. At present, I've had the water softening system running for about a month and it's great. Start up was easy and the system has managed water and salt usage without issue, and appears to be dynamically adjusting to our water usage schedule. In terms of water quality and feel, the water softener has made a noticeable difference that has been enjoyable to shower/bathe in and reduced the hard water deposits common with hard water.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Purchased this in lieu of a Culligan system. Much cheaper. Install was relatively easy since the ... Purchased this in lieu of a Culligan system. Much cheaper. Install was relatively easy since the previous homeowner had a Culligan rental unit in the house. Total install took about 1.5 hours, including a trip to Home Depot to buy some PVC adapters to fit to existing pipes. I have a family of 5, and we have had this softener about a month. We put the initial six bags in and so far we still have another 20 days of salt. Based on the numbers we should only have to add one or two bags a month now that the initial system flush is done.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GE Softener This is a cost effective unit. Works great. Verified this with water testing before and after. The unit does have a bypass feature but IMHO install the three manual valves suggested. HD did ship this to my home. First unit damaged no fault of HD ,HD stood behind my purchase no questions asked. This softener is the most bang for your buck if you have really hard water. As with any softener, kitchen is on RO system,with Calcium and Magnesium filter.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unit arrived and store notified me. Had nspected at the store since I read of damaged units. The ... Unit arrived and store notified me. Had nspected at the store since I read of damaged units. The top cover was damaged but decided I needed it regardless. I installed the unit myself and have been using it now for a month. I finally have it adjusted to my wife's satisfaction. The water is now soft and clean and the smell has gone away. Lately my toilets seem to be cleaning themselves. After removing the orange ring from the toilets they have stayed clean. The water through the filter on the refrigerator tastes amazing. I prefer our water over bottled water. Clothes are cleaner, hair is softer, skin feels better, so overall very pleased. Installation is pretty straightforward if you have plumbing experience and the tools. If you are hesitant at all, hire a plumber. Your main water line goes through this unit and if done incorrectly that could be a lot of water damage.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Was a bit pricey but worth it so far. Can not believe how little salt this unit uses. Should have replaced my 20 year old unit years ago. My water would not shut off 100% and not wanting to shut down the well I found shark bites. Made install fast and easy, Unit is very quite compared to my old one and uses very little salt.
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase I bought this Water Softener and installed it myself on 7-2016. I was not hard to install and set up. It took me about 4 hours ( I work slow). The unit is working Great so far. I would recommend this Water Softener.
Date published: 2016-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Features, Nice Soft Water I bought this water softener on 7-11-2016. It wasn't hard to install. It took me around 4 hours to install. But I work slow. Everything works Great so far.
Date published: 2016-07-30
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