GE Clear Whole House System-GXWH20S at The Home Depot


Model # GXWH20S

Internet # 202073874

Store SKU # 295599

Clear Whole House System

GE Clear Whole House System

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$39.47 / each


Model # GXWH20S

Internet # 202073874

Store SKU # 295599

The GE Household Water Pre-Filtration System connects to 3/4 in. plumbing to filter out sand, sediment and rust from all your household water. The pre-filtration system features a 3-position bypass valve to allow you to change the filter without turning off your water supply. This water system helps to provide clean, clear water for showers, dishwashers and laundry.

  • Reduces sand, sediment and rust for clean and clear household water
  • 3-position bypass valve enables filter changing without turning off the water supply
  • Connects to 3/4 in. plumbing
  • Includes fxusc filter

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Assembled Depth (in.)  14 in  Assembled Height (in.)  5.75 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  5.75 in  Bypass valve  Yes 
Certifications and Listings  NSF Listed  Color/Finish  Clear Filter Housing 
Filter change indicator  No  Filtration method  Sand or Other Material Sediment 
Fitting size (in.)  .75  Fitting style  Quick connect 
Installation kit included  No  Manufacturer Warranty  1 year limited warranty 
Maximum feed water pressure (psi)  125  Maximum feed water temperature (F)  100 
Maximum filtered water flow (gallons per min.)  12  Minimum feed water pressure (psi)  40 
Minimum feed water temperature (F)  40  Number of stages 
Product Depth (in.)  Product Height (in.)  13.7 
Product Weight (lb.)  3.9 lb  Product Width (in.)  7 in 
Returnable  90-Day  UV lamp  No 
Water Filtration System Type  Whole House  Water Filtration Technology  Sediment 


Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 77 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 Leaky pressure release button, difficult bypass valve handle As many have written, this filter is poorly designed because the pressure release button often leaks and the bypass valve handle is short and difficult to turn. I took the unit off and plugged the pressure release button area with clear silicone caulk, which stopped the leak for the most part. Though I still had to put a cup under the filter to catch the occasional drip, and empty the cup every month. Over the past ten years I had two of these filters. A plumber was at my house replacing a water heater and I showed him the filter. He recommended replacing the filter with one with a 1" inlet, rather than the 3/4" that I had. The reason is that the filter will reduce water outlet pressure and with a 1" filter the reduction will not be significant. I took his advice and when I replaced my well tank I also replaced the whole house water filter with a larger unit. I got a filter without a pressure release valve because I think this would eventually leak, no matter whose name is on the filter. Though I can solder I would prefer not to, especially when there are a lot of fittings to contend with. So I used CPVC pipe and SharkBite fittings. They worked great, easy to use, and no leaks. My water pressure at the faucets was immediately improved. The whole installation of well tank, water filter, and the manifold to distribute water to the four lines (1/2" and 3/4" lines) in the house took five hours of my time. December 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works how it's supposed to I installed 2 of these per my plumber's recommendation. 1 with a nylon filter and 1 with a carbon filter. System works great and is removing tons of iron sediment that we were having issues with. When you see what it pulls out of your water it is actually pretty gross. Only drawback was converting my pex plumbing to PVC and back because the conversion fittings weren't so great. I haven't had it very long so don't know about the pressure release gumming up over time. Only other thing I would mention is that the Home Depot has the best value on filters I've seen so make sure you stock up if there isn't a store close by. August 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Leaking from Day 1 First time ever reviewing a product, but don't want others to have to go through the hassle I did. I had a trusted licensed plumber install the unit, and from day one it began to leak. The plumber suggested it may take a day or two for the o-rings to seat, and the leak around the control handle finally did stop. Within 24 days I replaced the filter to make sure all was going well. Used the red pressure release button, changed the filter, put all back together, turned the water back on, and water was dripping pretty aggressively from the red button. Put a bucket under it and let it sit for a couple days thinking what happened with the control handle would happen with the red pressure release. It didn't. After two days and a 5-gallon bucket full, I called the company (on day 29). After being on hold for 30 minutes, the rep told me that there are no replacement parts for those units and when they fail they need to be replaced. He thought it was a good thing it failed within warranty period so I can remove and return to point of purchase. Problem is, I paid a license plumber...and told him that. He said there was nothing they could/would do and would not reimburse the cost of having someone remove and replace the filter. So now I've got to figure out how to remove it myself, bring it back, and get another unit. It will NOT be another GE unit, but I've gotta find something close dimensionally so I do not have to tear apart the entire copper line to change distance between compression fittings. ARGH!!!!!!!!!! October 17, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Don't use the RED pressure relief button I have had two of these units installed in two different homes. It does what its supposed to, but if you have a lot of sediment in your water do not use the red pressure relief button when changing your filter. Instead shut off your water and flush a toilet or run a sink to relieve the pressure, then change the filter. If you have sediment due to using a well, that sediment can and will get trapped in the o-ring of the relief valve. When you change your filter and turn on your water it will begin leaking. Depending on how bad it gets blocked up, you may not be able to stop the leak and need to replace the entire unit. June 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Leaky pressure release Just like other reviews posted here, my experience with the pressure release valve is the same - it does not reseal. You are forced to replace the entire unit or have a constant drip with bucket that needs to be emptied daily. do not buy this unit. August 2, 2014
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