Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 89
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BadDaddy06 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 2.0 out of 5.0 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by ATVaholicInME 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Charlie Easy Installation!
These GE Water Filters were so easy to install we decided to install two of them! That way one can be bypassed until the other is dirty and changing to the clean filter is a matter of flipping the switch. When both are dirty they are replaced at the same time thereby cutting maintenance time and aggravation in half! Great product!
December 26, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rocco Flush your money down the toilet before buying this unit
Don't waste your money on this unit. My original filter lasted 20+ years, the magic red relief valve on this one fell apart at the first filter change and now, like many of the other reviewers, leaks incessantly after only 2 years. Fine Chinese made GE junk.
HD seems to be stocking more and more poor quality items, particularly in their plumbing department, and really needs to consider if the damage they are causing to their brand is worth the short term profit. I've been going to the local plumbing supply house if I need much more than Teflon tape.
December 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by tme1 Leaking pressure relief button. Returning this item.
I had the same issue that others are reporting. The red button leaked immediately upon filling the unit for the first time. I wiggled the button a bit, and the leaking stopped. After changing the filter for the first time, I was not able to get the leaking to stop and will now return this unit. The leak is not a slow drip....the water is constantly flowing out.
I wish I had looked for reviews before purchasing this.
Looks like some customers had a good experience with this unit, but given the number of people reporting the same issue, the risks and cost associated with a faulty plumbing device is not worth taking a chance on this item.
April 11, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JNewburghNY 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by JustUS2FL Love these things, Very good, have installed 5 over several years
I have installed 3 of these in a house. Two were PRE on demand heater filters. One was PRE filter to a reverse osmosis for drinking & ice. That was 5-7 years ago. They are still working and no leaks. Two I installed about a year ago in a condo, one for the whole house 5 micron carbon filter & a 1 micron Nominal for the cold drinking H20 under the kitchen sink. Love these, Only I paid $30 ea. for the clear ones vs the no shut off valve & opaque (non see through). The clear helps because you can gauge better when to change the filter. However you'll know because the H20 flow slows when the filter is PAST due to be changed. As for the button relief valve I never use so I haven't had a problem. As for the guy who says his plumber said take a few days to "Seat the O rings" YOU NEED A NEW PLUMBER. The thing shouldn't have leaked in the first place, the O rings weren't put on properly and may or may not have had the FOOD GRADE silicone added to ea. ring.
April 27, 2015