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40,200 Grain Water Softener

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  • GE SmartSoft technology learns water usage patterns
  • Days-to-empty indicator tells you when to add salt
  • Uses up to 35% less water (vs GE Softeners made before 2009)
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Product Overview

The GE 40,200-Grain Water Softener System features SmartSoft technology that monitors water usage and anticipates future demand, so you don't run out of soft water. Handy features such as programmable operation, an alarm and indicator lights and a permanent memory offer reliable, hassle-free operation. This system has the capacity and convenience features that make it ideal for families of 4 or more.
  • GE water softeners help save on water and energy by using up to 50% less detergent for laundry and dishwashing (based on research conducted by the Water Quality Association (WQA) Water Softener Benefits Study, 2011)
  • 40,200 grain capacity
  • Efficiency: 5100 GPG
  • Maximum hardness removal: 125 GPG
  • Maximum iron removal: 8 PPM
  • Salt storage capacity: 230 lbs.
  • GE SmartSoft technology, ensures there is always plenty of softened water available by learning a family's water-use patterns
  • Days to empty indicator feature makes sure you never have to guess when to refill the salt tank
  • Uses up to 35% less water (based on internal analysis verses GE water softeners manufactured prior to 2009)
  • GE salt saver, helps reduce salt consumption and uses up to 34% less salt (based on internal analysis verses GE water softeners manufactured prior to 2009)
  • GE exclusive custom select blending valve allows you to select how soft you want your water
  • Self-cleaning sediment filter protects your home's plumbing
  • Plumbing connection up to 1.25 in.
  • Click here to schedule a FREE in-home water analysis or schedule an installation service /a (click or call: 877-417-8223)
  • California residents

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House Hold Size5-6 people3-4 people5-6 people5-6 people
FeaturesAlarm,Indicator light(s),Permanent settings memory,ProgrammablePermanent settings memory,ProgrammableIndicator light(s),Permanent settings memory,ProgrammablePermanent settings memory,Programmable
Application TypeWater TreatmentFood Service,Industrial,Office,Water TreatmentFood Service,Industrial,Office,Water TreatmentFood Service,Industrial,Office,Water Treatment
Product Depth (in.)22.437510 in16 in16 in
IncludesInstallation kitInstallation kitInstallation kitInstallation kit
Salt TypeSodium ChlorideSodium ChlorideSodium ChlorideSodium Chloride
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Water Treatment
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Alarm,Indicator light(s),Permanent settings memory,Programmable
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5-6 people
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Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Parts and Labor warranty 1-year entire appliance,See written warranty for full details.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 3,922 reviews
  • 90% recommend this product
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Easy to Install, Simple to set up
I'm Retired so I took my time with this installation and did it the way I wanted it. The unit is compact, taking up a minimal amount of space. Set up was simple, just follow the instructions. Worked properly for the very beginning. Very satisfied with the unit.
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    Poor build quality - broken resin tank in two years
    After two years of use the mouth of the resin tank broke leaking resin and water. Resin tank replacement part number WS32X10011 costs $468 while the entire system costs $497 or less.
      Product leaked flooded garage.
      A seal broke inside. Had to turn off main water to house to stop the leaking from the unit.
      Response from GE_AppliancesJun 28, 2021
      Oh no! We're so sorry to hear about your garage flooding. This experience is not expected and we'd like to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. If you haven't already, we suggest scheduling service. You can do this online at: https://www.geappliances.com/ge/service-and-support/service.htm or by calling GE Service at 1-800-432-2737. We hope to hear from you soon. -Sylvia@GEA
        This thing flooded my garage and street. Thankfully neighbor was home to shut off water to the house
        Not sure what happened, but the top of the softner looks like it popped off, garage flooded and water into the street. I see another review from a few weeks ago describing the same thing. Not even 2 years old..... so we are bypassing the softner so we still have water in the house.
          Easy to install and maintain
          Installed April 2020 by myself, had never done one before but found it much easier than I expected. Installation took about half an hour and was super easy with the use of two Sharkbite braided stainless steel supply hoses. Low energy use, very quiet and only needs to be refilled about every 6-7 months. The water here is 15 GPG and this makes the water much softer and there’s no mineral deposits in our fixtures or dishwasher!
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            1 yr and the softner broke flooding our new home
            Not what we would have expected. We purchased it Feb 2020 for our new home. Started to We started to move in the end of the 1st week of May 2020. 1 year later our newly built house was flooded in the middle of the night,spreading resin beads all over. According the plumber that came out to look at the water softener, he said the core broke causing the the seals to break. If you are going to purchase G E, plan on getting extended warranty's on everything. Our flooring has to be replaced. Not something we would expect to have to deal with on a 1 year old house. We were lucky it didn't cause more damage, but my husband wakes up in the middle of the night, and got up and felt the water under his feet at 3:45 AM, found the source of the water, and shut the water off or the damage have been much worse had the water continued to flow over until 7 or 8 AM.
            Response from GE AppliancesJun 2, 2021
            Hi there, we couldn't be more sorry to hear that this happened to you. We would never expect this for any of our consumers, so we can only imagine how awful this is for you. We see that you have a case and you've been in touch with a case manager, so we just recommend continuing to work with them for the best assistance. Guy@GEA
              Quiet easy to add salt ..in first six months
              This GE water softener replaced 20 plus year old unit and is attractive quiet and way more efficient with multiple settings allowed and easier to fill !
                Simple to use
                Very easy to use. Installation was longer then expected due packaging which allowed the internal resin tube to be out of alignment.
                Response from GE AppliancesMar 23, 2021
                Hey there, Thank you for taking the time to review your water softener. We're glad to know that even though installation took longer than expected, that everything turned out great! We hope you'll enjoy your new water softener for a very long time. Stay well. Mike@GEA
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                  Water softener we just upgraded our water softener from 11 years old water softener that wasn’t working properly . I was going through four bags of month so far the GE water softener has proven itself easy maintenance easy operation instructions easy install I can really tell it works the instrument panel for programming is so easy not like the other one I love that it fills up with seven bags of water softener bags a.k.a. salt. And it tells you how many days you have left to fill .It made a big difference compared to the old one we are new homeowners so we upgraded to the GE model gxsh40v01 model . I have researched many water softeners before buying this one it’s a no brainer you’ll really like it easy hook up and install works very well. For the do it yourself . You will be very happy with the outcome I can really tell the difference in the water quality. Awesome product and I don’t see that very often. This one is a keeper. The customer service picks up the phone when you call for program advice but after they explain it you’ll be fine just know the hardness of your water at your location so you can put it in settings and they knew that already when I called So easy to program compared to other ones everything is easy access for service
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                    Water softener
                    Product fit my needs. Never had a water softener, spoke to the the employee and after having a conversation about my needs and wants, we came up with this one. Had previously read the reviews on the brand and was not disappointed. Easy installation
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