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4.6 | 822 Reviews

GE® 40,000 Grain Water Softener

GE Appliances GXSH40V

Features

  • Electronic controls
  • Grain capacity
  • GE exclusive custom select blending valve
  • GE Salt Saver

Quick Specs

  • Type: Water Softener
  • Width: 14 7/16"
  • Height: 47 5/8"
  • Depth: 22 7/16"
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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Grain capacity

40,000

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GE exclusive custom select blending valve

Allows you to select how soft you want your water

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Electronic controls Easy to use up-front electronic controls with status light indicator

Grain capacity 40,000

GE exclusive custom select blending valve Allows you to select how soft you want your water

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)

Days to empty indicator Makes sure you never have to guess when to refill the salt tank

Water usage Uses up to 35% less water (based on internal analysis verses GE water softeners manufactured prior to 2009)

Sediment filtration Self-cleaning sediment filter protects your home's plumbing

Plumbing connections Plumbing connection up to 1.25"

Features

  • Electronic controls
  • Grain capacity
  • GE exclusive custom select blending valve
  • GE Salt Saver
  • Days to empty indicator
  • Water usage
  • Sediment filtration
  • Plumbing connections
CAPACITY
Capacity (grains) 40000.0
APPEARANCE
Color Appearance Light Gray
WARRANTY
Warranty Notes See written warranty for full details
Parts Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
Limited 10-year brine/resin tank
Limited 3-Year Electronic Monitor;
Labor Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
POWER / RATINGS
Electronic Rating 24V; 60Hz
ACCESSORIES
Installation Kit Included
WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
Net Weight 95.0
Overall Depth 22.4375
Overall Width 14.4375
Overall Height 47.625
Approximate Shipping Weight 105.0
FEATURES
Max. Clear Water Iron Reduction (ppm) 8
Style Sculpted
Max. Hardness Removal (gpg) 125
Type Electronic-Demand Driven
Service Flow Rate (at 15 psi drop) 9.5
Indicator Lights Days to Empty; Low Salt; Status Light
Salt Saver Button/Light
Resin Quantity (cu.ft.) 1.107
Permanent Settings Memory Yes
Resin Tank Size (in.) 9 x 40
Custom Select blending value Yes
Regeneration Time (min.) Approx. 123
Resin Filter Type Standard Mesh
Sediment filter Yes
Audible Alarm Yes
Control Type Electronic
Valve Type High Flow
System Monitor Yes
Efficiency (grains per lb.-salt) 5090
Salt Saver button/light Yes
Plumbing Connection / Pipe Size In & Out (in.) up to 1-1/4
Salt Storage Capacity 230.0

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Water Softener

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 14 7/16"
  • Height: 47 5/8"
  • Depth: 22 7/16"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: No

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4.6 out of 5

94% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

Simple install and simple programming

hammarabi 12/31/2020

Simple install with their quick connect bypass valve - saved about $350 labor easily! My wife is impressed so bou chicky bou bou.
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5 Stars

Works as advertised thus far

Gman13 12/31/2020

only been a month since installed, nothing negative to report at this time.
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5 Stars

Easy to use.

Bhal 12/30/2020

It has been easy to use. I put salt in and really not had to do anything else once controls were set.
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5 Stars

Great softener

Franzkirk 12/30/2020

Great water softener. Feel the difference when we dont have one installed before.
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5 Stars

Easy to install

HKMAO 12/30/2020

Using Sharkbite pipes, the connections were leak free in the first try.
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4 Stars

Works well so far

Z1875 12/30/2020

The softener has been installed about a month so far. Seems to be very efficient with regard to salt usage. We noticed an immediate difference in the water quality.
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1 Stars

Started overflowing with error code Err1

BadgerP 12/29/2020

This is a few years old and started overflowing and the panel displays error code 1. This error code supposedly means it requires a professional to repair. Things break, it happens. But this seems like a common problem with the unit. I can't find any professional to repair it. I called GE for a recommendation, no on in my area (I live in Southern California in one of the largest cities with 3 million people). Other professional I call feel bad that I have a GE because the warranty is only 1 year and said the cost of replacement parts from GE is expensive and not worth repairing since the unit itself is not very reliable in the first place.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Great value for the price

Lewied9 12/28/2020

Bought the 40,000 grain unit to grow with our growing family. Thanks to shark bites, this install was a breeze for the tight area where the old one was. No issues with install, however once in operation, water running through the unit did taste very much like plastic. The plastic taste lasted through several regen cycles. Probably about 7-11 cycles. Now water and machine is great. Happy for a reasonable priced unit. Does the same quality of water softening as renting or buying those high priced machines through those water softener companies
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1 Stars

Makes a better garbage can then water softener !

Jeff 63 12/28/2020

Have bought two these,they both worked great for two years, before they began leaking out the top and malfunctioned. Same exact issue with both. I think there are a lot of fake reviews for GE. I will not be fooled again, no more GE anything ever again.
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No, I do not recommend this product

4 Stars

This is a replacement

Stewart of LV 12/28/2020

This is a replacement for the same softener that broke after seven years of use, spewing resin into my cold water line and clogging the filter of my washing machine. The brine tank still had three years left on the warranty, but I figured I might as well add a few hundred dollars to the labor charge and get a new one. It's easy to use and easy to see when to add more salt. Just wish it had lasted longer.
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5 Stars

EVERYTHING THEY SAID IT WOULD DO IS DOING IT ALL.

WINE TOURS 12/27/2020

I HAVE ALREADY BEEN SAVING BY NOT HAVING TO PURCHASE SALTNEARLY AS MUCH AS MY PRIOR UNIT. ALSO, IT APPEARS THAT I AM SAVING ON WATER BY HAVING MUCH SHORTER REGENERATION PROCESS AND USING MUCH LESS WATER THAN MY PRIOR UNIT.. VERY HAPPY WITH MY PURCHASE..
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5 Stars

Quality with Great Performance!

Dryskin Tucsonans 12/27/2020

Impact of the water softener was felt the day it was installed. It performed as advertised, and there hasn't been an issue with it since. We should have purchased this years ago as the water in our town is very, very hard. Skin feels great, soap now lathers like it should, and mineral build up in shower and on plumbing fixtures has been minimized. Adjustment features are nice, but setting from installer is perfect for us.
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5 Stars

perfect replacement

Toddygirl 12/26/2020

Our Kenmore water softener failed and we were looking for a replacement that would do a good job, without having to do alot of plumbing revision. This GE model was a perfect match and is doing a wonderful job softening our hard water. thanks to a previous reviewer who indicated that he had replaced his Kenmore and the connections matched. Happy with the price at Home Depot, too.
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5 Stars

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Krupiak 12/26/2020

Installation simple set up easy to understand picked up at Home Depot
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4 Stars

Easy install

Robert12147 12/24/2020

Very easy to setup for use. In approximately an hour install complete and operational.
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5 Stars

Stop the itch!

Cheryl 1 12/24/2020

Winter skin was driving me crazy! only 2 days after installation I'm already noticing a difference. Clothes washed are also much softer and seem cleaner to me. So far so good and the installers said it was easy put in with our new water heater as well. No issues but only 2 days under our belt so far.
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5 Stars

Buy one!

gvagh 12/23/2020

Nice looking, nicely working! No issues! Easy to install! Easy to program! You will be happy every time when you see spotlessness on your utensils!
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Yes, I recommend this product

5 Stars

Installed Easy, Seems to be working

LITTELHAWK 12/23/2020

Installed this along with a whole house filter in an effort to prolong the life of our appliances. Water is noticeably softer a day after install.
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5 Stars

Perfectly Soft Water

JustinTX 12/23/2020

I purchased this unit to replace a Culligan softener that had been installed for years, but recently stopped working. Installation of this unit was simple and fast. I noticed a significant difference in the quality and softness of the water within a day. I am very pleased with this unit and enjoying the benefits of softened water.
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4 Stars

Easy to set up and understand instructions.

Tpm68 12/23/2020

Liked appearance and compact design. Straight forward instructions.
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5 Stars

easy product installation.

Hairless 12/23/2020

easy to read and follow instructions. Programming was a whiz.
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5 Stars

Easy to fill and you can fine tune your softness

DirtyVerde 12/23/2020

This softener is handling the extremely hard water very well. Some of the softest water I've felt here. Working great.
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5 Stars

Works great

cocothegorrila 12/23/2020

I had a water softener before provided by a well known vendor. I was outrageously expensive and lasted less than 5 years. My new GE system was affordable, easy to install, simple to operate and preforms very well. Also, I'm very pleased with the all-in-one design that doesn't take up much space in my garage.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Easy to install

Beefalo rancher 12/22/2020

Was easy to install and slim area to be placed with easy access
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5 Stars

Great Product

TandTinTexas 12/22/2020

Installed in our new home with a GE whole house water filter. Easy install with both units. Would recommend without hesitation. Do recommend the water filter to be installed in front of softener. With construction all around us it gets dirty pretty fast. Love not needing a under the sink filter anymore.
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5 Stars

Love the slim look

Happy Marine 12/22/2020

I searched for many water softeners and the best reviews took me to GE.
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2 Stars

Computer board malfunctioned.

Jimmy Dee 12/22/2020

Main computer board staring to malfunction at almost 3 years. One of the buttons stopped working, which was a key buttons to toggle through the system's operations and to reset it. Computer board will take over $300 to replace. It appears that there is an updated part to replace it, perhaps to fix the issues that I've reading about on some other reviews. But, it is a bit late for me and I need to shell out $300... Not a happy customer.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Quiet and efficient

Cwhitt675 12/22/2020

Quiet (last one was really loud) and efficient (only one number down after over a month of water and we use a lot)
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4 Stars

Easy to operate

Buzzard88 12/22/2020

Product was easy to install and maintain and makes a big difference in quality and taste of water.
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5 Stars

very efficient only uses half the salt and water

srich1984 12/22/2020

easy to install and regenerates only when it needs to.
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5 Stars

Water was hard

BS 1234 12/21/2020

My water is soft now enough said. But you are making me say more why?
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5 Stars

Great unit for the price

Poppy M 12/21/2020

This is the 5th G.E. water softener I have purchased and love the fact I tend to get 10 plus years service out of them. For the price I don't believe you can do better.
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5 Stars

Should have upgraded sooner

Jcbk 12/20/2020

We realized our old Sears softener had given us everything it had but until we installed this GE model, we didn't know how bad our water was and how good it could have been all these years.
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5 Stars

Easy Installation

Smek4 12/19/2020

So far so good. This is an easy install. After all connections secured/leak-proof and plugged in, it fired right up and started 1st regeneration cycle. We'll see how it goes but our last GE water softener lasted 11 years - and we have a lot of minerals in our well water.
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5 Stars

GE Makes Great Water Softeners

Steve SLC 12/19/2020

This is my third GE Water softener. They work great. They usually last about 10 - 11 years then the media tends to become less effective at softening the water, but that is normal with any water softener. Thanks GE!
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2 Stars

Nice Unit

egcr56 12/17/2020

The Installation well very well. The unit softens our water which feels nice and does all the things that softened water is supposed to do. Two months after installation it started thumping, I by-passed the water line and pulled the AC but the noise did not stop for awhile. Plugged back in and all was well for about a week, now every other week the noise starts up. I have written two emails to the company without answers. I contacted the installer with no resolution.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

I no longer have hard water. It's great!

Saint O 12/16/2020

The electronic features are also great when compared to the 15 year old unit that had Fred Flintstone technology.
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4 Stars

Too Early to Tell

Odyseus 12/16/2020

The product installed easily. The controls seem easy to use. It is too early to say anything about the actual operation.
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5 Stars

Easy to install and use

RydgeRyder 12/16/2020

Installation was easy. This water softener works great. An awesome noticeable difference in our water.
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5 Stars

Easy to Operate

L Meyer 12/16/2020

It was easy for two of us to install and more compact than the old model we had. You can feel and taste the difference in the water, so we are very pleased.
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5 Stars

Great purchase

Gladys R 12/15/2020

Great affordable price, quick to install, and easy to manage. Thumbs up!
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5 Stars

Looks great, well worth the prices!

Falcon Black 9 12/13/2020

Very easy installation, my son and I followed the directions and it went in smooth, placed it into service according to directions, then programmed all of the different modes! I would suggest that you what place some sort of handle on the softener, this would make it easier to move around before it is to be set in its permeant place. Also needs a light for the salt tank and a light on the programming board!
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5 Stars

Great features

Sam the Pokey 12/13/2020

Easy install. Water conditioner works great. Nice to have soft water again after my original unit failed.
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4 Stars

Water softener! Low maintenance

Dwilliams3111 12/12/2020

Hard water in Arizona is horrible, this product helps reduce calcium depositions in surfaces, bathroom and kitchen fixture and dishes..as well as making my hair silky soft
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5 Stars

Good value

Beach home 12/11/2020

Easy to have installed and a good machine. It has a lot of smart features and easy to use.
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5 Stars

Works perfectly

Alexis912 12/10/2020

Good quality, the slim form factor fits nicely inside my garage. No complaints since installation.
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5 Stars

Heavy construction

FrikinRook 12/9/2020

This model is a much sturdier design than my whirlpool. Bigger grain, better mineral filtration. Installation is a breeze with a little knowledge. Awesome
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5 Stars

I am feeling the difference!

EAJ2 12/9/2020

I love that this softener regenerates on the number of gallons of water I use instead of regenerating once or twice a week. Easy to add salt. Takes up very little room.
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5 Stars

Uses much less salt!

Jmsk5 12/9/2020

We absolutely love this softener! Works great and uses 1/3rd the salt! Very easy to set!
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5 Stars

Working as expected!

tbrown12 12/9/2020

I looked at multiple water softeners from online to local companies and was surprised to see the difference in price amongst all of them. This product meets the needs I was looking for in a water softener without breaking the budget. I even had a professional plumber install it for me for half or more the cost of others on the market.
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