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Model # GXWH04F

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Store SKU # 319246

Whole Home Water Filtration System

$13.48 /each
  • Reduces sediment and build-up in your plumbing and appliances
  • Fresh filtered water for your whole home
  • Sized for 3/4" plumbing

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Product Overview

The GE Household Water Filtration Unit filters water at your main water supply to help reduce sediment, sand and rust to help provide clean, clear water throughout your home. Certified by the NSF, the unit has a remote filter light that reminds you when to change the filter (not included). Hardware is included for fast, convenient installation.

  • Heavy-duty filtration system Filtered water for your whole home
  • Filters water at the main supply Install system in basement and/or out of sight
  • Premium filtration Certified to reduce sediment, scale, dirt and rust in your water, appliances and plumbing fixtures
  • Easy installation Includes 3/4" plumbing connection, pressure relief valve, mounting bracket and remote filter reminder light for simple installation and filter change
  • 3-month life For best filtration results, filter (FXWTC, FXUSC, FXWPC or FXWSC) should be replaced every three months

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Specifications

Dimensions

Fitting size (in.) 
.75 
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
12.25 
Product Width (in.) 

Details

Chlorine reduction (%) 
Color/Finish 
White on White 
Features 
Filter change indicator 
Filtration Method 
Sand or Sediment 
Fitting style 
Threaded 
Includes 
Hardware,Installation kit 
Lead reduction (%) 
Maximum feed water pressure (psi) 
125 
Maximum feed water temperature (F) 
100 
Maximum filtered water flow (gallons per min.) 
12 
Minimum feed water pressure (psi) 
Minimum feed water temperature (F) 
40 
Number of filters included 
Number of stages 
Product Weight (lb.) 
2.5 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Water Filtration System Type 
Whole House 

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings 
NSF Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
1 year limited warranty 

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DOES THIS FILTER COME WITH FILTERS IN THEM OR DO YOU HAVE TO BUY THEM

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February 26, 2014
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harrisburg pa
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July 6, 2015
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You have to buy and replace the filter every couple of months.. You get to pick out what filter you want according to the filtration and price of the filter. No filters come with the filter when you buy it.
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December 17, 2014
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You haveto buy them
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Baltimore, MD
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July 6, 2014
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no, you have to buy them. $10 for 2 filters that last 3 months each
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March 15, 2014
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You have to buy them separately. The highest quality (and price) filter is only about $12 for a pack of two.
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March 10, 2014
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This comes with no filter media. You get the housing and select the media you want for your application. They come in 4 filter levels, from carbon (smallest particle size) to paper (largest particle size) and run about $10 for a 2-pack
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February 26, 2014
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Hello,
This is Joyce from GE. I will be happy to help. The filters are sold separately. Use this filtration system with replacement filters FXWTC, FXUSC, FXWPC or FXWSC.
Thanks so much for checking with us. Have a good day!
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how do you install this on the sink and please reply

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September 9, 2015
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I would install the filter under the sink, on the cold side of the water coming to the sink. If you need filtered water on both the hot and cold water, then you would be best to install the filter before the hot water tank, as they don't hold up too long in the hot water. In that case the water would go through the filter and then split some water going to the hot water tank and the cold going to the Read More
I would install the filter under the sink, on the cold side of the water coming to the sink. If you need filtered water on both the hot and cold water, then you would be best to install the filter before the hot water tank, as they don't hold up too long in the hot water. In that case the water would go through the filter and then split some water going to the hot water tank and the cold going to the sink. Normally for one sink, I would go with just the cold water. Most of the dirt in water will fall to the bottom in the hot water tank, and you don't drink the hot water anyway as a rule.. If you can I would put the filter in line with the water coming into the house, and filter all the water that the house will use, not just one sink, and change the cart. once every month or two or 2 to 4,000 gal of water.. hope this answers your question Read Less
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December 17, 2014
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You will have to buy the correct fittings and one flex water line to place this filter on the cold water line to the sink. find your mount spot. You will need enough water line to connect the shutoff valve to the inlet of the filter and the outlet to the faucet. If your not familiar with fittings and hose size take the old hose with you. Male and/or female ends will be important .
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July 8, 2013
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I suggest that you do not install this on your sink. I understand that this is much less costly than an under sink system, but this has 3/4" or 1/2 inch threads and is meant or filtering the whole house. You don't want to have to monkey around with all the adapters and fittings needed to make that work. You'll spend almost as much, with more headache. I will suggest an under sink model below. This unit Read More
I suggest that you do not install this on your sink. I understand that this is much less costly than an under sink system, but this has 3/4" or 1/2 inch threads and is meant or filtering the whole house. You don't want to have to monkey around with all the adapters and fittings needed to make that work. You'll spend almost as much, with more headache. I will suggest an under sink model below. This unit is just a suggestion. Good Luck! :) Read Less
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July 25, 2011
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Hello, This is Donna from GE and I will be happy to help you.
It is a very simple installation. The installation instructions are included with the waterfiltration unit.
It is not installed on the sink. It is connected to the water line under the sink.
Required Tools and Accessories for Installation.
■ 2 wrenches: 11⁄8″ and 11⁄4″
■ Pipe cutter
■ Ruler or tape measure
■ Cordless drill and a 3/16″ drill
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Hello, This is Donna from GE and I will be happy to help you.
It is a very simple installation. The installation instructions are included with the waterfiltration unit.
It is not installed on the sink. It is connected to the water line under the sink.
Required Tools and Accessories for Installation.
■ 2 wrenches: 11⁄8″ and 11⁄4″
■ Pipe cutter
■ Ruler or tape measure
■ Cordless drill and a 3/16″ drill bit (optional)
■ File
■ Emery paper
■ Screwdriver
■ (2) 3⁄4″ compression adapters with
ferrule and nut (compatible to home
plumbing)
■ UL-approved grounding clamps and
6-gauge grounding wire
■ Teflon tape
■ If unit is to be installed on plastic,
PVC or galvanized plumbing, separate
hardware must be purchased
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Would two of these installed in parallel work....

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....as a inexpensive substitute for a two stage filter?
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January 5, 2016
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How could 2 units in PARALLEL reduce pressure further? There would be 2 separate paths for the water to flow. Filters in parallel would increase the flow capacity and lessen any drop in pressure. I think you are confusing putting the 2 filters in line (series) with the parallel installation. See attached picture.
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Hi Rick-this is Sue from GE Appliances. Thanks for your interest! Installing multiple units on the same line has the potential to reduce the water pressure. Rather than installing two units in parallel, we recommend installing one system and replacing the filters more often if necessary. Thanks for checking with us!
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Yes, you can do that. If you have the same filter cart in each filter, the first one will catch most of the dirt and plug up first. So if you change the first filter every two months, then change the second one every 4 months. Or you could use an 8 micron filter in the first one, and a 4 micron in the second filter, and then change them at the same time about once every 2 to 3 months. In normal use with Read More
Yes, you can do that. If you have the same filter cart in each filter, the first one will catch most of the dirt and plug up first. So if you change the first filter every two months, then change the second one every 4 months. Or you could use an 8 micron filter in the first one, and a 4 micron in the second filter, and then change them at the same time about once every 2 to 3 months. In normal use with well water, you can use 4 micron filter cart and change it about every 3 to 4 months or 8 to 10,000 gal of water.
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Will this filter reduce iron in the water to 3 ppm?

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July 4, 2015
There's not an over abundance of iron. I would just like to use this filter in line before an ultraviolet light disinfecting unit and the unit recommends bringing iron to 3 ppm.
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July 15, 2015
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Hello Jeff - this is Nancy at GE Appliances and I am happy to help you. The GXWH04F Household Pre-filtration System is designed to reduce dirt, silt, sand and rust from your water, and can use the following replacement filters: FXWTC, FXUSC, FXWPC or the FXWSC. The FXWTC has a particulate reduction of 1-5 microns. The FXUSC has a particulate reduction of 5-15 microns. The FXWPC has a particulate Read More
Hello Jeff - this is Nancy at GE Appliances and I am happy to help you. The GXWH04F Household Pre-filtration System is designed to reduce dirt, silt, sand and rust from your water, and can use the following replacement filters: FXWTC, FXUSC, FXWPC or the FXWSC. The FXWTC has a particulate reduction of 1-5 microns. The FXUSC has a particulate reduction of 5-15 microns. The FXWPC has a particulate reduction of 30 microns. And the FXWSC has a particulate reduction of 15-30 microns. Iron present in water is measured in parts per million (PPM) and is sometimes called "rust". The total PPM of iron and the different types of iron are determined by chemical analysis. The water needs to be tested in order to know what chemicals are present in the water. Water may contain one or more of four types of iron: Ferrous or clear water iron; Ferric or red water iron; Bacterial and organically bound iron; or Colloidal and inorganically bound iron (ferrous or ferric iron). To treat an iron problem other than moderate amounts of "clear water" iron, we recommend to consult a local water dealer or distributor. I hope this is helpful! Thanks for checking with us! Read Less
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you can get filters that go inside this filter that will reduce iron. They are more expensive, but probably worth the couple of extra bucks.
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That depends on the filters you use in the filter. You can buy filters that will fit this filter, at home depo to do the job you are asking about, so the answer is yes.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 37 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Waste of money Bought it along with ten dollars worth of fittings that were needed to install it. Leaked immediately though both hose connections and the main housing. July 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great tasting water. Easy install, DIY Bought this filter system/Carbon Filter for drinking water. With some little effort was able to install under sink and feeds cold side as well as fridge ice cube maker. Chose this system over the other types due to the large amount of water filtered before having to change filter, pressure/flow rate does NOT change, portability (we rent, so when we move the filter system comes too) and price; very inexpensive in the long run... Taste is much improved over Massillon water and whatever is in these pipes.... water has NO "floaties"... Install valves on both sides, In and Out!! Install date 9/13/2015, no issues as of today. Also purchased: Carbon Replace Filter 2 Pack, Model # FXWTC, Store SKU # 201426, Internet/Catalog SKU 100034332 November 21, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by 3/4" fittings but not 3/4" flow Although the filter allows for 3/4 inch pipes running in and out, it downsizes it to 1/2 inch as it goes into the filter making my 3/4 inch cpvc lines less useful to maximize flow. It kinda defeats the purpose of having 3/4 pipes running through your house when you are only getting 1/2 inch flow through the filter. In my opinion if you have 1/2 inch lines running on cold and hot this may be for you, however if you run 3/4 on cold you may want to look for a different filter as this one would probably be better suited for under the sink.. April 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by whole house filter Works great I live in Flint and when I have my filter changed I have seen chunks of stuff 1/4 inch in size it keeps that stuff out of my house pipes March 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works perfect, easy to install. Includes mount bracket best price by $15 Easy to install includes mount bracket $15 less. Saved money on line.Sticker December 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Filtration System This system is perfect for reducing all the sediment and rust that can make it into your home from the streets. We puchased a home in Rosedale NY almost a year ago exactly and thought that we were going to have to replace the hot water heater due to brown water that would not come out even after draining system numerous times. Our plumber recommended putting on filtration system before doing that to see if it would fix the problem. We after installing we drained heater and boiler 2x and immediately began to see the difference with clearer water showing in the boiler system gage. We let water run through system for a few days and replaced filter again just for our own comfort and have been very happy since. We end up changing about every 4 months or so when we notice the water in the washing machine start looking a little yellow. December 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great whole house filtering system This is actually a great unit for the cost. I did lots of study and research and found that I didn't need to spend more money on a similar unit from another manufacturer. Regarding some of the positive reviews on this simple unit. They seem to be more of an issue with non experienced installers. for instance. You can't sweat copper fittings while threaded into in input or outputs of this PLASTIC unit. It will melt. Regarding a leaking relief valve. Just blowing out some debris from packaging or shipping will do the trick. Bottom line is, this is a great bang for the buck. Mine has been installed for a month and I don't expect it to do any more or less than what it was designed for. I purchased the charcoal filters that you can buy at Home Depot and that filter has made a great improvement in our water quality! Great product G.E. July 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Install went well So far, so good. I installed this today, and it went pretty well. First, let me say that I have no business doing plumbing. It's not that I'm really terrible at it, but it requires a lot of patience and precision. I'm good at both, but it takes me forever. Anyway, this unit is definitely well built. My biggest hesitation was the threaded connections....they have leak written all over them. To boost my confidence, I purchased a cap and an extra connector and hooked this thing up outside to the garden hose using an old washing machine hose adapter. In the pic, you can see my washing machine hose leaking, but the CPVC connections, including the threaded connections, are fine. The hose was connected straight to the outlet on my well pump, and I let it sit there for about an hour. Once that test was complete, I proceeded with the install which went well. Tips: 1) Like another reviewer said, use 12" of teflon tape, then hand tighten the connector into the filter, then give it 1 complete turn with the wrench...I went probably 1 1/4 turn with the wrench. 2) make sure to install valves on both sides. 3) take your time. 4) don't try to put more than 2 screws through the supplied bracket. I drilled a small hole to install a 3rd, but then I realized the filter housing would hit the head, so I abandoned that idea and went with the suggested install. I'm sure some plumber will look at my install and find all kinds of issues, but I did my best. I let the CPVC glue sit for over an hour before pressure testing. By the way, a plumber told me never to use old CPVC glue. Buy a new bottle...it's only like $4. In the pic, you'll see the 45 degree connector. I had to use that because I cut the section from the valve too short. My inlet is on the right in the pic, outlet is on the left. As a result, the rear label on the filter housing faces out. I guess this was designed for homes with the input coming from the left side, not the right. Again, not a big deal. Last thing, another reviewer mentioned that the red pressure relief leaks. Mine didn't with my test outside. Also, I purchased the G FXWPC filters for sediment only. There was another G type filter at Home Depot. Same price, sediment only. Not sure what the functional difference is. Oh, one more last thing. I noticed no pressure drop at all. Maybe there is a small amount but it's not noticeable for me. July 6, 2014
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