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Model # FXHTC

Internet # 100062565

Store SKU # 205384

Household Replacement Filter

$17.98 /each
  • Reduces sediment and build-up in your plumbing and appliances
  • Fresh filtered water for your whole home
  • Fits most major brands of 10" x 4.5" sumps

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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" x 4.5" filters
  • NSF Certified Certified to reduce 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 gallons
  • 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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Dimensions

Product Depth (in.) 
4.75 
Product Height (in.) 
9.75 
Product Width (in.) 
4.75 

Details

Brand/Model Compatibility 
GE 
Features 
No additional features 
Filtration Method 
Carbon Spun Fiber 
Product Weight (lb.) 
1.6 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Water Filtration System Type 
Whole House 

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty 
30 day limited warranty 

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why is my water pressure affected when I just put in new filter

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McAllen, tx
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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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Mesa, AZ, USA
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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is this a carbon filter? If not can you suggest one?

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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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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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Yes it is a carbon filter
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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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what micron is the filter? I need a 5 micron for a well filter. Can suggest one?

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GE replacement filter Model GXWH35F
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I am fond of the GE filtration. You can verify the microns on the package.
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If you need a purifier as well as a filter, you may want to consider the PurTest Ultraviolet system in addition to this filter. It works for us.
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The FXHTC has a 25 micron filter mesh.
The FXHSC has a 30. This one is more for sediment removal. . this might be good for well water, where as the FXHTC filters out chlorine also with a finer filter mesh.
These would be worth trying to see which works best on your system.
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We use our GE water filtration system with a large and small filter. We have well water that is high in mineral content and black silt. I change the small filter about every 8 weeks (4 weeks if we have a lot of rain or snow melt) and the large filter every three months.
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Hello Trey,
This is Michelle with GE and I am happy to answer your question.
The GE number FXHTC filter is 25 microns. The FXWTC filter is 1-5 microns. This filter is compatible with the GE household filtration system model GXWH04F.
Thank you for your interest in this. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 145 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Filter, not the one I wanted, but it was the only one they had that fit! I needed a new filter for my system this wasn't the one I wanted so I had to settle for this one. May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Whole :house water filter I have to replace this filter every 3-6 months so I want to find the best price. HD generally has the best price & I can pick it up at one of my local stores. May 3, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good replacement filter GE replacement filter works much better then other brands in the same price range. April 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Filter I my self find it hard to give any thing 5 stars with that said I would most certainly recommend these filters. These filters are used on a 214 foot deep well in south Georgia. After 3 months we can still fill a clear glass with water, let it stand for 2 days and you still won't see any sediment at the bottom of the glass. I do change them every 3 months. I have let them go for has long as 4 months not recommend though. I would use both of these filters together. First filter in line 1. Pleated Household Sediment Filter, Model # FXHSC Second filter in line 2. Household Pre-Filtration Chlorine and Sediment Filter, Model # FXHTC March 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GE Water Whole House Water Filter I've used this filter for several years and change them every three months. It's surprising how much junk they take out of our water. May 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Garbage a cheap Chinese product stay Away. The filter clogged In 4 days I returned everything soon afterwards April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by It sucks this is no longer carried in the store an you have to order it!!!! Bought the filter housing and filter from Home Depot and now you have to special order the filters. If they sell you the product and don't stock the filter there not very consumer friendly. You have to wonder about a company that would do such a thing. I think I will do my shopping at Menards for now on. April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Good product at a great price We purchased 3 of the GE filters for our whole house system. Very good price. April 20, 2016
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