Model # FXWTC

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GE Household Replacement Filters
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GE

Household Replacement Filters

  • Reduces sediment and build-up in your plumbing and appliances
  • Fresh filtered water for your whole home
  • Fits most major brands of 10" x 2.5" sumps
$6.46 /each

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These Replacement Filters for GE SmartWater System (2-Pack) work to reduce sand, soil, silt, sediment, dirt, rust and chlorine in your drinking water for improved taste and odor. These filters are compatible with GE household filtration system models GXWH20 and GXWH04. With NSF approved filtration quality and up to a 3-month filtration life per filter, these filters are designed for consistent filtration with low maintenance.

  • Whole home filtration system Filtered water for your whole home
  • Includes two filters Compatible with GXWH04F and GXWH20S systems and most systems with 10" x 2.5" filters
  • Premium filtration Certified to reduce sand, soil, rust and chlorine taste and odor 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

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Which filters better, a 5 micron or a 20 micron filter

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February 28, 2012
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Satatoga Springa NY
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April 20, 2016
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This is Dave from upstate NY. I have 2 rental units one with well waters one with city water, I use a 20 micron first for sand and silt then a 5 micron for taste. This set up has work fine for 10 years.
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Chatsworth, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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February 24, 2013
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A 5 Micron filter will trap smaller sediment better then a 20 micron filter.. remember that the lower the number the better is will filter dirt. Also anything that filters below 0.0 is better then micron and is called submicron filtration...
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Rochester, NY, USA
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November 9, 2012
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The small the micron number the smaller the particle size that it will trap. Therefore, a 5 micron filter is better than a 20 micron filter.
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October 30, 2012
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20 micron filter
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Springfield, OH, USA
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September 14, 2012
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Actually the 2 micron is the better filter. The higher the carbon content the less organism growth within the filter and longer life. I would recommend avoiding this filter made by GE and suggest using only the high carbon filters and 2-5 micron range. Whirlpool filters are much better quality and made in the USA. I would hope that Home Depot would start purchasing a more safe filter than the GE filters. Read More
Actually the 2 micron is the better filter. The higher the carbon content the less organism growth within the filter and longer life. I would recommend avoiding this filter made by GE and suggest using only the high carbon filters and 2-5 micron range. Whirlpool filters are much better quality and made in the USA. I would hope that Home Depot would start purchasing a more safe filter than the GE filters. Same price just not near the quality. Read Less
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March 6, 2012
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the 5 does a better job
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February 29, 2012
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Hello,
This is Donna with GE and I am happy to help with your question on the filter.
The average size of the openings between pieces of the filter media are represented in microns. For example, a 20-micron filter has larger openings than a 5-micron filter. Consequently, the 20-micron filter element will let larger particles pass through the filter than the 5-micron element.
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Hello,
This is Donna with GE and I am happy to help with your question on the filter.
The average size of the openings between pieces of the filter media are represented in microns. For example, a 20-micron filter has larger openings than a 5-micron filter. Consequently, the 20-micron filter element will let larger particles pass through the filter than the 5-micron element.
As a general rule, the smaller micron rating for a filter is better, especially if you are on well water, but as with most everything, there is a trade-off. Flow capability usually drops off as the micron rating gets smaller, especially if the water has a lot of sediment, which well water often has. If the filter at the end of your kitchen sink spout needs to be cleaned frequently, it's a good bet that your water has a lot of sediment.
I hope this helps! Read Less
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is it necessary to knock out the disk at the top of the filter?

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North Haven, Ct
December 23, 2012
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Should not have to knock off the disk..I don't
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January 14, 2014
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Most of these systems create a seal on top and bottom to allow the filtered water to pass into the water lines, so yes in most cases.
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Stow, OH, USA
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May 7, 2013
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no, the filter just inserts into the water filter canister
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Chatsworth, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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February 24, 2013
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Negative.... you can use the carbon filter as is... if it does not fit because of the rubber top then it was not meant for the unit you are trying to use it on.. filters require no mods.. they are just drop in.
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December 23, 2012
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Hello Mickey,
Thank you for your inquiry on the GE Carbon Replace Filter 2-Pack Model # FXWTC.
No, you do not knock out the disc. Please see the installation instructions for complete details and intructions for replacing the filter cartridge.
Donna with GE
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Is this filter cartridge made in the US?

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Ocala, FL
May 25, 2012
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Stow, OH, USA
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May 7, 2013
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no it is not it is make in china but i have never once had any problems with the filter, with constrution, and it takes all odors out of my water.
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Chatsworth, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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February 24, 2013
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Yes... Those specific carbon filters are made in the US only.
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Yes.
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Springfield, OH, USA
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September 14, 2012
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GE web site states the filters are made in China
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June 4, 2012
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Hello Valued Home Depot Customer,
Thanks for your question and interest in this item. Please contact our Online Customer Service Department at 800-430-3376 to get more assistance with this item. Our hours of operation are between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. Eastern Time daily.
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What is the micron rating of the various GE replacement filter cartridges for GXWH20 housing?

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Wilmington, DE
May 13, 2012
My local Home Depot stocks 4 different filter cartridges for this housing. Pleated paper, string wound, what appears to be a non-woven or spun material and a carbon filter ---- I cannot seem to find a micron rating on any of the packages -- Whirlpool prints this useful information directly on the cartridge packaging...... just sayin.
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Reading the specs and comparing to the whirlpool will be the only way to decide if they are the same in this case.
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The GE filter replacement micron ratings are the basic same as the Whirlpool filters:
The Pleated filter rating is : 30 Micron for a 3 Month service life...
The String wound filter rating is : 5 Micron for a 3 Month service life...
The Non Woven Solid filter rating is : 5 Micron for a 6 Month service life...
The Carbon filter rating is : 2 Micron for a 3 Month service life...
Hope this helps you and as
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The GE filter replacement micron ratings are the basic same as the Whirlpool filters:
The Pleated filter rating is : 30 Micron for a 3 Month service life...
The String wound filter rating is : 5 Micron for a 3 Month service life...
The Non Woven Solid filter rating is : 5 Micron for a 6 Month service life...
The Carbon filter rating is : 2 Micron for a 3 Month service life...
Hope this helps you and as in some cases most of these filters can be used in other units of the same size like the 3M units and vice versa....
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When opened, The reverse side of the printed paper states the carbon filter FXWTC rev2 is a 5 micron filter. I personally will not use this filter again due to the short life of the filter and the rotten egg odor that is developed due to the filter having such a low amount of carbon in the filter. Bacteria is grown in a filter quickly when a substandard filter is used. I would avoid these filters by GE.
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Hello JimC.
Thank you for your inquiry on the GE Carbon Replace Filter 2-Pack model # FXWTC.
Following are some specifications on the filters. I would need specific filter numbers you are wanting the microns.
FXUSC -- Sediment --15 micron -- Polyspun
FXWTC -- Sediment & Chlorine -- 5 micron -- Carbon Paper
FXWSC -- Sediment -- 10 micron -- String Wound
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Hello JimC.
Thank you for your inquiry on the GE Carbon Replace Filter 2-Pack model # FXWTC.
Following are some specifications on the filters. I would need specific filter numbers you are wanting the microns.
FXUSC -- Sediment --15 micron -- Polyspun
FXWTC -- Sediment & Chlorine -- 5 micron -- Carbon Paper
FXWSC -- Sediment -- 10 micron -- String Wound
I hope this helps. Should you have additional questions, please let us know.
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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 114 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by These filters are with out the best. These filters the best for removing odor and any dirt or rust. Easy to replace. October 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I LIKE THESE WATER FILTERS! These water filters filter up to 5 microns. They also are supposed to minimize chlorine taste. I have used these filters for awhile, and I am happy with their performance. September 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Filter As a "Whole House" filter it does a great job of filtering out chlorine taste and sediment coming from the city supply. I am always surprised/pleased at the complements given to the taste of our water by family and guests I change mine every 90 days September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Home Filters for water in-coming from street Very Good Product catches all the sand and dirt debri coming in from main line. September 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by filter cart easy to use and can be purchased online or in most HD stores August 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Filters I love having to pay shipping on these filters when you used to stock them in the store - just added expense August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Water filters Unbelievable how much junk it filters out of the water, it's scary. I change them every 3 months August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent product Easy to use, fits, easy to replace. Filters well. Helps improve taste. July 19, 2016
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