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Whole House Water Filtration System

  • Whole home system filters water at your home's point of entry
  • Easy to install with push to connect fittings
  • Filters lead with premium FTHLM whole home water filter cartridge
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Product Overview

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America's Most Reliable Brand of Appliances

We put simplicity and durability first to bring you easy-to-use appliances.

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Filter Your Home’s Water at the Source

Protect your plumbing, appliances and, most importantly, your family with whole-home water filtration that starts at the first point of entry.

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Healthy, Clean Water, No Matter the Use

Whether drinking, prepping food or bathing, you can be sure your water is filtered and clean.

Whole Home System installed in basement

Filter Water at the Main Inlet

Whether in your garage, basement or another location, the system will be out of the way, but easily accessible.

vertical installation and horizontal installation

Vertical or Horizontal Configuration

A rotating pivot head easily accommodates vertical or horizontal pipe configurations, and push-to-connect fittings make for a fast installation.

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Push-to-Connect Fittings

Install the system in minutes with push-to-connect fittings and a rotating pivot head. Plus, replace filters without using tools.

lead particles being filtered out

Lead Removal

Reduce lead using the premium FTHLM filter cartridge, sold separately. Impurities not in all users’ water.

IAPMO certification

IAPMO Certification

Certified to meet the highest quality control standards. Full details on the performance data sheet.

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Pipe Compatibility

No flames or soldering required for 3/4” quick connect fittings. 1” pipe requires additional fittings.

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Easy Install

Install vertically or horizontally by simply cutting, mounting and connecting with 3/4” quick-connect fittings.

filter

Easy-Change Filter

Quickly change your filter without using tools.

Premium, Advanced and Basic levels

Filtration Level

Three performance levels available by choosing FTHLM, FTHTM, or FTHPM filter cartridge for your system.

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Filter Life

For best results, replace the filter every three months.

The GE Whole House Filtration System is easy to install with push-to-connect fittings. Water flow is easily controlled with a simple twist. Basic, Advanced, or Premium filter options are available for a custom level of filtration to fit your needs (filters each sold separately).
  • Filter water at the main inlet - Protect your plumbing, appliances and, most importantly, your family with whole-home water filtration that starts at the first point of entry
  • Vertical or horizontal configuration - A rotating pivot head easily accommodates vertial or horizontal pipe configurations, and push-to-connect fittings make for a fast installation
  • Push-to-connect fittings - Install the system in minutes with push-to-connect fittings and a rotating pivot head. Plus, replace with filters without using tools
  • Lead removal - Reduce lead using the premium FTHLM cartridge, sold separately. Impurities not in all users' water
  • Filtration level - Three performance levels available by choosing FTHLM, FTHTM, FTHPM filter cartridge for your system
  • Easy-change filter - Quickly change your filter without using tools
  • IAPMO certification - Certified to meet the highest quality control standards. Full details on the performance data sheet
  • Pipe compatibility - No flames or soldering required for 3/4" quick connect fittings. 1" pipe requires additional fittings
  • Filter life - For best results, replace the filter every three months


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Info & Guides

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NameWhole House Water Filtration SystemWhole House Water Filtration System2-Stage Whole House Water Filtration System with 4.5 in. x 10 in. Sediment and Carbon Block FiltersSmart Whole House Water Filtration System
Price
Ratings
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House Hold Size5-6 people3-4 people5-6 people3-4 people
Filtration MethodGAC,SedimentCarbon Block,Carbon Spun Fiber,SedimentCarbon Block,SedimentCarbon Block,Carbon Spun Fiber,Sediment
Indoor/OutdoorIndoorIndoorIndoorIndoor
IncludesHardware,Installation kitInstallation kitFilter,Installation kitInstallation kit
Number of Stages1 Stage1 Stage2 Stage1 Stage
FeaturesBypass valve,Filter change indicatorFilter change indicatorNo additional featuresFilter change indicator
Contaminants Filtered Chlorine
Smart Home Smart Home Enabled
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Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Application Type
Water Treatment
Bacteria Reduction (%)
0
Chlorine reduction (%)
0
Color/Finish
White
Copper Reduction (%)
0
Features
Filter change indicator
Filtration Method
Carbon Block,Carbon Spun Fiber,Sediment
Fitting style
Push to connect
Fluoride Reduction (%)
0
House Hold Size
3-4 people
Includes
Installation kit
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Iron Reduction (%)
0
Lead reduction (%)
0
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)
25
Minimum feed water temperature (F)
40
Number of filters included
0
Number of Stages
1 Stage
Pack Size
1
Product Weight (lb.)
10.9 lb
Replacement Filter Type
Whole House Replacement Filters
Returnable
90-Day
Water Filtration System Type
Whole House

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
IAPMO Certified
Manufacturer Warranty
Limited 1-year entire appliance

Questions & Answers

28Questions13Answers

I want to connect 2 of these in series to use with an RV, how do I connect the 2 filters and how ...

Asked by Foxtrot May 12, 2021
1
Answer

Hello there, we appreciate you reaching out to us. For the best help, we recommend you contact our Smart Water Innovations team at 1-800-952-5039 (option 1). We're wishing you the best and hope that helps. - Guy@GEA

How to install

Asked by Bea May 11, 2021
1
Answer

Hello there, we appreciate you reaching out to us. GE offers installation of our water improvement systems across the country, where and when you need it, by a GE Water Specialist. To find an authorized installer in your area, call 1-800-952-5039. We hope that helps! - Guy@GEA

Does this system work on Well systems to filter Maganese?

Asked by GrandOak April 15, 2021
1
Answer

Hello there, we appreciate you reaching out to us. This unit is not certified/tested to reduce Manganese. The Whole Home Water Filtration system is certified against NSF/ANSI 42. This standard specifies the maximum allowable pressure drop through Point of Entry (POE) systems as 15 PSI pressure drop at 4 GPM rated flow rate. Our system with the FTHTM Advanced filter has a pressure drop of 9 PSI at 4 GPM flow. The maximum flow rate that our system can provide is determined by the water supply pressure and plumbing configuration of the home. We hope that helps and we're wishing you the best. - Guy@GEA

I need to change the filter but the lever is stuck and can not be raised.

Asked by MIKEW January 3, 2021
1
Answer

Hi MIKEW - Thank you for reaching out to us and for your purchase of this whole house filtration system! We are sorry to hear of the trouble you are experiencing in trying to change the filter and are happy to direct you on this. If you have followed the steps to change the filter cartridge as instructed on page 2 of the Installation Guide and cannot release the sump, we would recommend that you reach out to us so that we can offer you additional guidance in what may be causing this. Please email us via our Contact Us page online and we will be happy to look into this further for you! -Eliza@GEA

Does it have to be connected to a softener, or is that an option? the box has it connected to one.

Asked by Nick December 5, 2020
1
Answer

A water softener is not required.

HOW CAN I REPLACE THE WATER CARTRIDE

Asked by TONY December 3, 2020
2
Answers

Hey Tony! We'd love to help you out! Page 2 of the Installation Instructions shown on Home Depot's product page provide steps on how to replace the filter cartridge for your unit. You can view that document here for your convenience: https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfImages/0e/0e67ce62-144a-4e8a-95f4-431e8d0673cf.pdf - We hope that this is helpful! All the best. -Michael@GEA

Is this used alone or in conjunction with a water softener?

Asked by Rabci November 30, 2020
2
Answers

It can be used with or without softener.

Does this come with the push to connect fittings already installed?

Asked by Tim November 7, 2020
2
Answers

Yes.

Sooo... Got the old filter out. How does one get the new filter to align correctly with the hou...

Asked by Mel November 3, 2020
1
Answer

Hello Mel - Thank you for reaching out about your excellent filtration system. We are always happy to help. To install a new filter, the sump should be removed and the filter is turned clockwise to lock into place. You can find full instructions on page 2 of the manual here: https://images.homedepot-static.com/catalog/pdfImages/32/324e7aa4-f511-463c-a30e-a117831a7caf.pdf Keep in touch! - JB

Will the 3m filter work

Asked by Scott September 23, 2020
1
Answer

Hello Scott, thank you for your question! We recommend you use GE Appliances manufactured filters for your whole house water filtration system. We apologize for the inconvenience. We hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any additional questions. – CV

Whole House Water Filtration System - page 2

Customer Reviews

  • 4.1
    out of 34 reviews
  • 67% recommend this product
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not so easy
I installed this today thought about $150 worth of parts to do what I needed My house being a newer home has the water line coming into the house inside the wall I had to cut the wall open to access the main water line it turned out pretty good but the instructions are terrible not clear on how to use it I had to try to figure out how to orientate it for vertical the instructions were very vague and didn't even explain how to install the filter after I put it all together it didn't seem right and realize that you have to lock in the filter and I couldn't find that in the instructions, I have to say after the install the water does definitely taste better sweeter I'm glad that I did it. but frustrated with the instructions, Also don't push the red button water spewed everywhere I'm not even sure what the red button is for I'm trying to find out in the instructions.
by MICHAEL
2 people found this helpful
Low water pressure
This unit is very nice looking and easy to install using shark bite fittings. Unfortunately the line coming off my main is 1inch and the inside diameter of the filter is 1/2inch so greatly reduced water pressure especially when more than one shower was on. Would love for GE to have this setup that started out at 1inch and was able to reduce rather than the current configuration. If you have a large house or lines larger than 3/4 I would recommend looking into a different unit. I did remove it. :(
by Nightlyrecgarge
1 person found this helpful
Replaced whole home filter with this system and I love...
Replaced whole home filter with this system and I love it. Old system used wrench to twist to tighten or to remove. Had the system for 10 years and it would drip and I would have to use a mallet to loosen the filter to change it. This system uses a lever to seat or release the filter. No dripping and filter works great. It took a plumber about 45 minutes to install if (like me) you don't trust yourself with plumbing work.
by Rich
3 people found this helpful
Does it’s job
Bought this for a rental property to help reduce sediment etc from the main water line getting into the house, couldn’t use it there because of clearance constraints so I installed it at our main property. House has all new PEX line so it was super easy to install, and it removes the chlorine taste and smell (never had a sediment issue here, and I don’t see any in the trap). Only issue with this is it reduced water pressure quite a bit, the sprinklers now struggle to reach areas they had no problem with before the filtration unit was installed. Other than that, a pretty solid filter and it’s nice they have the varying levels of filters for this unit.
by Paul
4 people found this helpful
Instructions are ridiculously unhelpful
I consider myself to be fairly handy. It took me 2 1/2 hours today to install this in my basement. I had to build out the wall so the bracket would have somewhere to attach. It doesn’t mention that specification anywhere. It took me a good 45 minutes to “use the quick connect tool, slide the quock connect fittings on to the system”. Its not at all the simple. I work out 5 days a week and if I had been any weaker it wouldn’t have “slid on”. The “bracket”...please. There is literally no diagram that shows how its supposed to go together. No mention of a L or R. Discovered that myself. There are no, literally none, You tube videos of how to install. I’m not surprised. I swore probably 20 times trying to install this thing. It had better be worth it
by Jody
10 people found this helpful
Very nice concept,but the longivity of the replacement filter cartridges seems a little bit short...
Very nice concept,but the longivity of the replacement filter cartridges seems a little bit short...This type of water filter system, for whole house might be a better fit for a smaller house...fifteen thousand gallons is kind of a short life for the average house...Replacement filter cartridges would have to be replaced a bit to often and are a little pricey...Other filter systems would be a better fit for most homes...Still a great product...
by Vegas
Response from GE AnswersJan 18, 2021
Hello Vegas, thank you for your review. We are sincerely sorry you have not been pleased with the filters of your whole home water filtration system. We truly understand how that would be frustrating. Please know that this is not the ownership experience we strive for. We have passed your comments along to our water filtration design and development team for future improvements. -Chris@GEA GE_Appliances
7 people found this helpful
I recently received the GE Whole House Water Filtration System and installed it in our current ho...
I recently received the GE Whole House Water Filtration System and installed it in our current home in Florida. This is the same type of system that we had previously used in our trailer on a lake property we owned in northern Georgia. It was city water there and the chlorine smell and taste were very noticeable. This system did what we needed. It removed the chlorine smell and chlorine taste. You can choose from several different types of filters to use for this system. We are currently using a filter which removes the chlorine taste, the chlorine smell, lead and sediment. I cannot attest as to the filters capabilities for removing lead as this would require some sort of analytical testing and we have not had our water sampled or tested. For a few extra dollars a year, it’s worth it to us to install the higher filtering capacity water filter. Our water is odorless now, I can attest to that. Installation is relatively easy depending on the location and ease of access to your incoming water supply (from a well, or from a city supply). After using this system previously, we were quite satisfied with the results. If you’re looking to purchase a whole house water filtration system at a reasonable price, the GE system may be one you would want to consider. I have attached a few pictures of the system installed (not plumbed) to give you an idea of what it looks like. Filter changes are very easy, and it is recommended you change them every three months.
by 2695hplc
7 people found this helpful
We noticed the water quality difference when we bought a new refrigerator with ice and water filt...
We noticed the water quality difference when we bought a new refrigerator with ice and water filtered. We choose the GE Heavy-Duty Household Water Filtration System to reduces sand, sediment and rust from our main water supply. Not wanting to loose water pressure this high-flow system with a 40 psi - 100 psi feed water-pressure tolerance works for us. A clear sump allows us to easy view the filter to monitor its condition. Canister wrench is included for easy filter changes. A bypass valve helps increase filter life when filtered water is not needed for outside watering use. This quick-connect system comes with hardware and installation kit. Filters water at the main supply in our basement out of sight. Premium filtration certified to reduce sediment, scale, dirt and rust in your water. Easy to install kit includes 1 in. plumbing connection, pressure relief valve, bypass option, mounting bracket and remote filter reminder light for simple installation and filter change. For best filtration results, filter should be replaced every 3-months. Uses replacement filter FXHTC or FXHSC. We are satisfied with this units performance.
by Salosenior
8 people found this helpful
I ordered this thinking I had the perfect spot for it, but per directions, and Q&A, needs 24" of ...
I ordered this thinking I had the perfect spot for it, but per directions, and Q&A, needs 24" of space below it?!?! First off, it does not come with a filter. Make sure you order one, based on your needs (see below). Second, GE has a model like this (307938369) that also monitors your water flow, via App, and shuts off the water main in an emergency, and is just as easy to install, if you install it near an outlet. The only reason I found the model with the WiFi shutoff, was when I was searching for the filters. A typical WiFi shut-off system is at least a hundred dollars. The doubling of work, of installing them separately, makes no sense; unless you already have one. There are 3 different grades of filter for this. The simplest is for sediment. The middle is for sediment and odor . The highest grade is for sediment, odor and Lead. I have installed PEX all the way to the road. So, I have no worries of Lead, but I do get a Chlorine taste, that is what I was hoping to get rid of by using the middle filter. I love that GE gives you a choice of filters, and you are not paying for something you do not need.
by TheDogsCar
6 people found this helpful
This WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM is a nice filter system. The directions are easy to fol...
This WHOLE HOUSE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM is a nice filter system. The directions are easy to follow and straightforward. The mounting bracket is easy to install. The template makes it easy to install this unit. The filter also comes with the quick connections for the water lines as well as the removal tools. The filter is easy to replace. The water is better with this unit installed.
by RICHARD
3 people found this helpful
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