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GE Household Replacement Filter
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Household Replacement Filter

  • This product reduces the amount of chlorine present in your water
  • Fresh filtered water for your whole home
  • Fits most major brands of 10" x 4.5" sumps
$17.98 /each

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By selecting a GE water filter, water heater, and water softener for your home, you can improve how your water tastes and smells and how it feels to your skin. In addition, water filtration and softening can help ease cleaning and protect plumbing and appliances. Household filtration reduces sediment, sand and rust at the main water supply so there's less build up inside water heaters, pipes, dishwashers and other appliances and fixtures.

  • Heavy-duty filtration system Filtered water for your whole home
  • Includes one filter, compatible with GXWH40L, GXWH30C, GXWH35F, GXWH38F, GNQH38S and most systems with 10 in. x 4.5 in. filters
  • NSF certified, certified to reduce chlorine taste and odor, sediment, sand and rust in your water, appliances and plumbing fixtures
  • 3-month filter life, for best filtration results, filters should be replaced every three months or 30,000 Gal.
  • Fits GE household filtration systems GXWH35, GNWH38 and GXWH40
  • Filters last up to 30,000 Gal. per filter or 3 months



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Why when in the filter position high pressure builds up in the hot water tank and causes the pressure relief valve to discharge. No problem in bypass

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November 7, 2012
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September 23, 2016
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The GE unit has a check valve diaphragm installed to prevent backflow. Your pressure relief valve is operating because your filter unit is restricting the ability for the hot water to expand into the city water system as it heats. There really is no need for this check vale feature, therefore, I removed the check valve from my unit. Problem solved. The check valve is located in the center section of the Read More
The GE unit has a check valve diaphragm installed to prevent backflow. Your pressure relief valve is operating because your filter unit is restricting the ability for the hot water to expand into the city water system as it heats. There really is no need for this check vale feature, therefore, I removed the check valve from my unit. Problem solved. The check valve is located in the center section of the filter unit where the upper edge of the filter element contacts the housing. Read Less
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April 21, 2015
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Call a Plumber, Plumbing Supply Outlet. I went through the exact same thing. I was told and had a Intake Water Pressure Valve and a Expansion Tank Installed. That ended that issue. "Yes" it's expensive, but when something is needed it has to be done. You might only need one of them, but I was told I needed both and had the job done all at one time. Who wants to have a Plumber come twice to your home ? Read More
Call a Plumber, Plumbing Supply Outlet. I went through the exact same thing. I was told and had a Intake Water Pressure Valve and a Expansion Tank Installed. That ended that issue. "Yes" it's expensive, but when something is needed it has to be done. You might only need one of them, but I was told I needed both and had the job done all at one time. Who wants to have a Plumber come twice to your home ? Not me.... Read Less
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July 15, 2014
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Quite possible the unit is too close to the hot water tank. Filter is to be installed a certain distance from the hot water tank.
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November 12, 2013
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I think this has to do with water expanding as it is heated. The filter prevents backflow into either the well or city water system. As the water in the hot water heater is heated, it expands and the pressure also increases. If there is no place for the pressure to be vented, it will lift the pressure relief valve. When the valve is in the bypass position, the filter is out of the loop, so pressure can Read More
I think this has to do with water expanding as it is heated. The filter prevents backflow into either the well or city water system. As the water in the hot water heater is heated, it expands and the pressure also increases. If there is no place for the pressure to be vented, it will lift the pressure relief valve. When the valve is in the bypass position, the filter is out of the loop, so pressure can backflow. Read Less
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May 28, 2013
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First, I'm not an engineer but I'll try to help. I can't see any relation between the filter and your water heater. I would think you have one of two problems. My first guess is you have the temperature of the tank set much too high. Heat creates expansion in the way of pressure, which could cause your pressure relief valve to open.
My second guess would be that if your temperature dial is not set too
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First, I'm not an engineer but I'll try to help. I can't see any relation between the filter and your water heater. I would think you have one of two problems. My first guess is you have the temperature of the tank set much too high. Heat creates expansion in the way of pressure, which could cause your pressure relief valve to open.
My second guess would be that if your temperature dial is not set too high, your water heater may have a defective thermostat that isn't shutting down the heating element or gas valve at your setting and allowing the water to over heat.
I could be wrong but I'd really be VERY surprised to hear your problem is filter related!
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April 16, 2013
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My guess is that you have a faulty PRV. Even if the system is totally blocked, the valve should not trip, so it is probably not the filter that's causing your problem. They are inexpensive and generally easy to replace so I would do that first. Obviously, you must be very careful to ensure the unit has been off long enough for the water to cool in the tank. You should also turn off the power and water, Read More
My guess is that you have a faulty PRV. Even if the system is totally blocked, the valve should not trip, so it is probably not the filter that's causing your problem. They are inexpensive and generally easy to replace so I would do that first. Obviously, you must be very careful to ensure the unit has been off long enough for the water to cool in the tank. You should also turn off the power and water, open a sink faucet and drain the heater before replacing the valve to make sure there is no pressure in the system. Good luck. Read Less
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January 22, 2013
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The problem will be solved by installing a water pressure tank on the cold inlet. That way as the hot water expands the pressure tank will absorb that extra volume of water and therefore the relief valve will not be forced to release the pressure.
This not only solves the hot water expansion problem but also will stop your water pipes knocking when faucets, toilets or washer valves close.
Yes, a win win
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The problem will be solved by installing a water pressure tank on the cold inlet. That way as the hot water expands the pressure tank will absorb that extra volume of water and therefore the relief valve will not be forced to release the pressure.
This not only solves the hot water expansion problem but also will stop your water pipes knocking when faucets, toilets or washer valves close.
Yes, a win win situation. . .two problems solved.
The photo shows one installed in a tight area. .
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November 7, 2012
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Hello ReRun,
Thank you for your inquiry on the GE Household Pre-Filtration Chlorine and Sediment Filter
Model # FXHTC.
The hot water in a water heater is the cause of the pressure building and causes the relief valve to discharge.
I hope this helps!
Donna with GE
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why is my water pressure affected when I just put in new filter

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September 19, 2014
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When water flow slows down, it is time to change filter.
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July 15, 2014
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Is the water pressure still low? Some air will get in the water line when changing the filter. Be sure you open the lowest water valves and let the water run a few minutes.
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November 12, 2013
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Even with a new, clean filter, there will be some backpressure around the filter. The fitter works by forcing the water to flow through small holes in the filter medium. The holes prevent bigger particles like sand from flowing into your hose piping system. This process inherently will cause the water pressure to drop some.
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April 16, 2013
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My water pressure is also affected due to the length of time the water needs to go through the filter. The level of filtration limits the water pressure.
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Franklin, OH, USA
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April 16, 2013
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It takes pressure to force water through the filter, so you may see a pressure drop on the "out" side of the filter. I believe this is common and happened in mine as well. This filter is pretty good about maintaining pressure, even when it is dirty because there is a bypass valve in the unit.
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February 26, 2013
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I have used this filter and the another one that has less filtering capabilities. The time it takes for the water to go through this filter is longer, with an unintended lower water pressure. I'll take that in order to have cleaner water.
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January 22, 2013
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All good water filters will cause the water pressure to drop slightly. Usually you will not notice the drop, and even if you do it will be slight I always look at is as a way to reduce pipe breakage . . high pressure causes problem. . . I know,.. . . looking at it in a positive way.
I feel the benefits out way the negatives. . .
Plus if you need just a sediment filter, the FXHSC works great, without a
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All good water filters will cause the water pressure to drop slightly. Usually you will not notice the drop, and even if you do it will be slight I always look at is as a way to reduce pipe breakage . . high pressure causes problem. . . I know,.. . . looking at it in a positive way.
I feel the benefits out way the negatives. . .
Plus if you need just a sediment filter, the FXHSC works great, without a very noticeable drop in pressure. . . . .
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April 20, 2012
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Hello,
Thank you for your inquiry on the GE Household Pre-Filtration Chlorine and Sediment Filter
Model # FXHTC.
The filter is removing contaminants and impurities out of the water, this causes the water to move slower through the filter and reduces the pressure.
I hope this helps!
Donna with GE
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is this a carbon filter? If not can you suggest one?

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April 24, 2012
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September 30, 2014
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Yes, I buy 2 at a time and change them myself, it doesn't take but about 30 seconds.
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July 22, 2014
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Yes it is a carbon filter and seems to be working just as it is explained to work. I'm happy with the ones I have purchased.
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Green Valley, AZ, USA
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May 6, 2014
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Yes, this is a carbon filter. After installing it is important to run the water for a while to be sure to get the carbon residue out of the water line. You can watch the water, I usually run at the kitchen sink, until the black disappears and the water runs clear.
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August 27, 2013
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Yes it is a carbon filter
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Mesa, AZ, USA
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January 22, 2013
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Yes the FXHTC is a water filter that has granulated activated carbon construction. This is why it reduces the chlorine taste and odor in the water.
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June 1, 2012
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This is not the correct carbon filter, This is the less expensive generic version they are pricing up. The model they have on here is RFC-BB
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Hello Mary,
Thank you for your inquiry on the GE Household Pre-Filtration Chlorine and Sediment Filter
Model # FXHTC.
Yes, the FXHTC is a carbon filter.
I hope this helps.
Donna with GE
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Will this filter remove the rotten egg smell of the well water?

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I have a well and my water really smells this time of year. Looking for something to help with the odor. If not, any suggestions?
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Yes will eliminate sulfur smell
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August 26, 2015
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Our well water has always had a slight rotten egg smell/taste. I have never gotten the exact cause diagnosed but took a chance with this filter and it seems to have taken the smell/taste away! As noted by others rotten egg smell could be caused by several different things so your situation may vary from mine. But it did remove rotten egg smell for me.
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No experience with smelly water. Sorry
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Hello Curtis, This is Joyce from GE. High iron content is the most likely cause for an "iron smell" in water. A "rotten egg" smell can result from hydrogen sulfide being released from iron during the softening process.
Some type of pre-treatment may be required to correct this situation. To treat an iron problem other than moderate amounts of "clear water" iron, consult a local water dealer or Read More
Hello Curtis, This is Joyce from GE. High iron content is the most likely cause for an "iron smell" in water. A "rotten egg" smell can result from hydrogen sulfide being released from iron during the softening process.
Some type of pre-treatment may be required to correct this situation. To treat an iron problem other than moderate amounts of "clear water" iron, consult a local water dealer or distributor. You can find this information in your local yellow pages. Thanks for checking with us. Read Less
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June 5, 2015
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It might, it really depends on what the cause of the odor is. This filtration system will reduce chlorine taste and odor, sand, soil, silt, sediment and rust.
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Household Replacement Filter is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 160.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I replaced a twenty year old whole house filter with the newer and much smaller GE unit. The inst... I replaced a twenty year old whole house filter with the newer and much smaller GE unit. The installation was quick, the footprint much smaller than the old stacking string filter unit and the polycarbonate filter housing is thick and the O-ring seals so easily...as opposed to having to exactly line up the seal on the old unit. The new GE filter lasted three months and was very easy to change. It's a bit more expensive than the stacking filters but seems to be more effective. After four months I am very pleased.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Filter well worth the money! Although this filter is a little more than I expected to pay, it's been the best value that I have purchased for our home well. By far the best in filtration. I have tried other style replacement filters, but this one seems to exceed my expectations. Pay the little bit more for the quality and don't short yourself.
Date published: 2016-10-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A bear to change out! This filter does a good job of cleaning the water but I have to pay my plumber every 3 months to come and switch it out. He is sick of doing this and even he has trouble struggling with it. There has to be a different type of filter that is easier to manage.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacement filter It just a water filter that works well, shipping was fast. Wish that Home Depot had the filter n stock, as they sell the filter system but you have buy the replacement filter on line.
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from bad does not last full 90 days and is over priced for that reason. will not filter 30k gallons as printed on box if your lucky 15/20 gallons at best
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Right Price Great product at a great price, checked the GE product site and Home depot had better price.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Household water filter Meets my expectations , definitely will recommend to friends and immediate families
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from While House Water Filter Exceptional filter performance on-demand. Excellent water pressure for home use.
Date published: 2016-09-27
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