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GE Whole Home Water Filtration System
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GE

Whole Home Water Filtration System

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

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

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October 3, 2016
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you have to buy them.
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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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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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Suncoast, FL
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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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mounting a whole house filter horizontally

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October 4, 2014
I have limited space in my small pump house and would like to install a filter horizontally to eliminate the need for lots of elbows. Can this filter be mounted horizontally?
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Batavia NY
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October 8, 2016
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Not recommended horizontal. Would be tough to center cartridge and screw bowl on, never would seal to the cartridge. And when changing, you would get water all over. And vertical lets dirt settle on the bottom.
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July 6, 2015
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These were designed to mount up and down, but there really is no reason you can't mount it any way you want.. just remember when you loosen the cap to change a filter all the water will come out of the filter, but it will filter just as well no matter how you mount it good luck
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Pahrump, NV
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December 17, 2014
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Yes, Regardless of position the water flows from outside to inside. A carbon filter may require a specific position. It should be marked if so.
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October 6, 2014
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Hello,
This is Michelle with GE and I am happy to help.
GE does not recommend a vertical installation for several reasons. First, when changing the filter, the water is going to dump out of the unit while loosening the sump. It would also be very difficult to install the filter since it is not held in place at the top.
Thank you for checking.
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how do you install this on the sink and please reply

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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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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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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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Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 41 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by First let me say that I am not using this in a house. I bought it with some garden hose adapters to filter water at my marina before using to winterize my sailboat. My marina has some old pipes that have a lot of algae that is in the water. I used a simple white particulate filter element with this filter to remove the floating stuff. Worked great. Now I am considering replacing the white filter cartridge with one of the charcoal types to filter water of unknown quality for use in my on-board water tanks that is used for drinking. October 25, 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best purchase ever easy to install. easy to service. Great value. using in conjunction with a water softener. August 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by very bad design purchased this product online through home depot and had to take back because the plastic threads were not straight in the filter so I picked up another one in the store and could not get to stop leaking where the pipes thread into . went and bought a whirlpool brand water filter that came with metal thread and installed problem solved August 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by filter system Very good value for this type of filter. Depending on the installation you might need help July 26, 2016
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 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 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
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