Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 224
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Engine267 Much Better Water
We purchased and installed this unit after many years of a brown slime that would form in our pipes and fill our bath tubs, this coming from a public water supply. This unit filtered it out until the pre-filter was caked in black junk. If we wouldn't have had the filter installed, the junk would be caked inside of us. It took about 6 months until the unit stopped producing water. If there were less debris and matter in the water, I think the cartridges would have lasted longer. The only grip I have is the amount a water for start up, you need to run the water for 20 minutes during disinfection and then run another 16 gallons before use.
March 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Talen Fantastic for the price
It makes fantastic tasting water! It does waste a lot of water but that's typical for most RO systems. Easy to install even though the directions will have you thinking otherwise. Also, it takes up much less space under the sink than you might think.
After install it was leaking from the barb attachments on the faucet. I did some research and found that this was effecting others as well and the only solution was to call GE and have that part replaced. I decided to play with it a bit and found, with the help of a fantastic Home Depot employee, the barbs can actually unscrew! Chances are the other people that are having leaks simply need to tighten the barbs. I added a little teflon tape to be sure. After that, no leaks!
September 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zach Best birthday present EVER!
I purchased this product as a birthday gift for myself and I can honestly say it is one of the best purchases I have made in a very long time. I use to fill up 6 gallons of water for the kitchen every 4-5 days. I use filtered drinking water for cooking, cleaning fruit and veggies, coffee and obviously drinking. I now only keep 2 gallons, 1 for the counter and 1 for the fridge. The installation was extremely easy with the exception of having to find a way to tap into my existing cold water line. I have the plastic (PEX) line and I had to buy a T-Splitter and multiple adapters to reduce the size down to 1/4". But aside from that, everything else was easy connect fittings. It even comes with a pipe piece to go on the down pipe/drain for the waste water so you don't have to use an unsafe saddle tap line. Looks very professional and works great. It is a bit noisy when it is making water on account of the waste water being close to the drain opening on my configuration, but after a few weeks, you don't even hear it. Very happy with this product! For $150 bucks you cant beat the value!
April 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eric Product works well, water now crystal clear
Overall I'm very pleased with this filter, and felt it was a good value for the price. I bought this to replace my old 2-stage filter (C******* brand) so I had some of the plumbing ready to go. The faucet was very substantial, and much better made than the twist faucet on the unit it replaced (photo attached). I was impressed with the design that incorporated the airgap for the waste line directly into the faucet.
Installation: The install took some time, and requires some extra parts and you need space for the tank, as others have noted. The supply line is 1/4" rather than the 3/8 noted in the instructions. Not a big deal, just another trip to the store for the adapter on the supply shutoff valve (photo attached) The outflow to the faucet is 3/8", so a much better flow than my old 1/4" filter-nice as this supplies the faucet and is plumbed directly to my refrigerator supply as well.
One note on the faucet: It's designed for the handle to fit on the right side. They advertise it as being reversible for left-hand operation, but I didn't quite figure that out. I installed it on the right-hand, so it wasn't an issue, but I wanted to point out that the handle on the left side would require pushing back instead of pulling forward.
Leak-free: Installing everything, I noticed quite a bit of plastic in the fittings, but on the flip side, I was pleased to see that GE included a roll of teflon tape. Use the Teflon tape on each fitting, and don't overtorque the fittings, and hopefully you will be leak-free, as I *almost* was - I needed a once-over aftewards on a few of the fittings, but it's been fine since then.
Startup: After removing the filters & membrane for sterilization, I then ran several tanks through the filter to make sure everything was cleared out. The inital 24 hours can be somewhat noisy with the water running through the air gap and into the drain, but after everything is up and running, I hardly ever hear it!
Normal operation: After the startup and fill I find that I don't even notice it filtering, and the water pressure is very good. This is running water for coffee, drinking, and over to the refrigerator for ice and more water. I find I'm drinking a lot more water than before, it's so clean and clear that I actually enjoy it!
Resource use: You will use more water with this filter than you would in a basic carbon-block water filter, but that's part of the process. The end result (absolutely pure water) is worth it in my mind.
January 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Even the dog will NOT drink unfiltered water
Read the included instructions and you won't have any problems with installation and filter replacement.
Every installation is different, but mine took an hour and was a breeze.
August 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Retired Satified
Had it installed under the kitchen sink by a professional. Took him about an hour including removing the similar GE system that we used for over 8 years. Its been 48 hours now, and have drained it completely 6
times. 2 of those were due to emptying it through only the water line going to the refrigerator. Wanted to be sure the lines were clean and was testing the full recovery time. Average 1 hour and 20 minutes to fully recover. Drank the water today and it tasted good.
August 1, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dissatisfied Terrible RO system
I purchased this 2 yrs ago. When I turned it on no water came out. I called GE and they had me trouble shoot. She told me it was a bad membrane...Brand new with bad membrane????
Yr later the faucet started to leak. I replaced it with generic one form Home Depot and have had no problems. I replaced the filters last month....2 days later stopped water flowing. Check tank pressure and ordered new membrane and backflow switch and screen. Still no water. SO I ordered auto shutoff switch...No water. Poorly made. on my main house I have had rebuilt Hydrotech RO system for over 15 yrs with no problems. DO not buy GE waste of money RO system.
August 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AveJoe Great filter
This filter system is easy to install. Easy to maintain. Remove floride and chlorine
November 22, 2015