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4.6 | 875 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

GXSH40V GXSH45V

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4.6 out of 5

94% of reviewers recommend this product.

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Water

Beanie 2 2/18/2021

Does the job easy to maintain little or no care would recommend
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5 Stars

Pleased

Franknstein 2/17/2021

I replaced an existing GE softener with this one. Easy replacement. Very happy with the updated features.
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5 Stars

Works Great

Frank Santiago 2/17/2021

We feel the difference now, and it is amazing. Our hair feels smoother, our clothes are softer, we even feel the difference washing dishes or just plain washing our hands.
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3 Stars

Okay but ...

Homeowner in Colorado 2/17/2021

We recently had this water softener installed after buying it at Home Depot. Given the complexity of our heating and plumbing system we had a plumber install this and he did a fine job and it seems to work OK. My problem has been that I am very unsure how to actually run this and the instruction manual focuses much more on installation than on operation. This softener works very differently than one at our previous house and possibly as most of the operation is automated it isn't clear to me what is and isn't happening. It isn't clear to me if I should add more salt after the first run and the fact that the water doesn't cover all the salt in the holding tank is totally different than my prior experience. The instructions in the manual and online don't really seem to walk an "amateur" through the operation of this water softener. A second problem has been when the cycle runs the water splashes all over the floor as it is such a high pressure release. I extended the drain tubing to try to shoot it further down the drain but it still splashes up. I am going to use decking paint to paint and protect the floor and have a sheet metal pan built to catch any flooding and direct it down the drain.
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5 Stars

Like the features that tell me when to add salt

Tjkids 2/14/2021

Works great. So nice to have soft water again in my home.
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5 Stars

Love it!

mnventure 2/13/2021

We recently replaced our 20 year old water softener with this one. This one works so much better than our old one ever did - our water is soft and it hardly uses any salt!
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4 Stars

GREAT PRODUCT FOR THE PRICE

GRoo 2/12/2021

SO FOR WORKS GREAT FOR THE PRICE. EXAMPLE FROM A FAMILY MEMBER.. GOOD QUALITY, HOPE IT LAST A LONG TTIME..
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5 Stars

Works great

Hoovey 2/11/2021

Love the ease of installation and salt adding. Give it a try
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5 Stars

Simple to install and very efficient operation

Kris K 2/11/2021

This unit has a handy salt level printed in the brine tank that makes is very easy to gauge. It also has a simple adjustment on the by-pass to control softness level. Where I live, we have incredibly hard water (19 gpg), but this unit eliminated that and my readings with test strips now show 0 gpg. My salt usage has dropped considerably due to how efficient this unit is. I highly recommend!
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Water softener

MarkD00 2/11/2021

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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2 Stars

Good softener, poor packaging.

Sullyman51 2/10/2021

Good softener, horrible packaging. Needs better support for shipping.
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4 Stars

Easy to install and program

Dayton_Self_Installed 2/8/2021

Installation was fairly straight forward, especially since we already had another water softener previously. Programming is very simple as long as you know your city's water hardness. I think the hardest part for me was finding a level piece of floor where this had to sit.
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5 Stars

Easy to install, packaged well

T Martin 2/8/2021

We needed to replace a softener that was about 7 years old and the resin bed was shot, lots of iron in the hard water here in Florida. We are on a well system. After reading a lot of reviews and research we decided to purchase and are glad we did. Save a few hundred bucks and installed it myself. Tip, it may take a helper to move it to the exact location for fitting the supply lines.
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5 Stars

Good value for the money

Mud23 2/8/2021

Great unit for the money. Works well. Been very happy with it
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5 Stars

Great Instruction Manual

Glassart 2/7/2021

Easy to program, great performance, good price. Easy to read display.
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5 Stars

Very good! It's saving our fixtures and appliances

Liana440 2/7/2021

It works, and we don't even notice it, so for me, that is a good appliance. We spent a lot on new fixtures and appliances, just to see them getting ruined by hard water. That is no longer happening. And no monthly payment to a water softener company. Success!
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5 Stars

great produxt

binh tran 2/6/2021

brand name, great design and quality. Excellent customer service/support
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4 Stars

Working well

Warr 2/4/2021

Like for like replacement for our home. We have hard water from our well.
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5 Stars

No-nonsense Water Softener

MeOverHere 2/4/2021

This is my second GE water softener. Both have been trouble free for me. It is simple to program, has a helpful, easy to read salt level, and generous opening. I recommend this model to anyone looking for a good, reasonably priced water softener.
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5 Stars

compact

Art2021 2/3/2021

I would like to see you make this unit that can be installed outside with no weather restrictions such as exposed to the elements.
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5 Stars

So far do good

Steeve77 2/3/2021

Replaced old softener that was about 15 years old and had mechanical issues. It was a like for like swap.
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5 Stars

Soft Water

George224 2/3/2021

We are enjoying our water softener. It is working as expected.
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4 Stars

Easy to use

Jim6262 2/2/2021

This water softener was easy to install and also easy to use. The salt saver feature is a plus.
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4 Stars

Works great

Jewelstone 2/2/2021

Nice product. Works good. Have had no issues with this softner
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4 Stars

Great design

Holliday45 2/1/2021

I like the simple design and easy installation. A very nice product.
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5 Stars

Easy install

Mcengine 2/1/2021

Easy to install and setup. Had no issues at all. What a change in the water. Use well water and resisted using water softener. What an idiot I was.
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5 Stars

Easy install.

Jpjuice 1/31/2021

Project was very easy to finish. Guidelines were alright. It mentions sanitizing at the end and didn't see anything about it being part of the set up. Water tasted like plastic for the first week and a lot of water was used to try to clear this.
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5 Stars

Easy to connect

Baron17 1/30/2021

The unit was easy to install given the newer shark bite connectors available today, no plumber needed.
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3 Stars

Perfect

MeinNv 1/29/2021

This is a replacement of a 10 year old GE water softener
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5 Stars

Great product

Kurt gut 1/28/2021

This unit is a wonderful upgrade to anyone with a old unit to replace. Modern electronic monitoring and salt saver feature is very user-friendly.
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5 Stars

Easy installation

Johnnylazz11 1/27/2021

Great appliance and easy set up! The flex hoses worked great with the shark bite connection/couplings
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5 Stars

Easy Installation

Katelin26 1/27/2021

We bought this water softener to install ourselves and it was very simple! It's also very easy to use and great quality for the price.
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5 Stars

Great Value, Easy to Install and Operate

1Buffalo 1/27/2021

Purchased from our local Hom Depot, the water softener is an excellent value, was easy to install and is also easy to operate. Plus it is attractive!
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4 Stars

Work good but wasted too much water

TonyC012021 1/24/2021

I working good. But it wasted too much water. average daily use is 175 gallons. But it wasted 55 gallons ( I put drain line into the barrel ). I set default recharge at 2AM, but it recharge for 3Hrs (until 5AM) Unacceptle.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Perfect for my house.

Black26 1/22/2021

Great water softener. Easy to operate and install. Price is reasonable as well. Overall very pleased.
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4 Stars

Easy to install

bill4444455 1/21/2021

I installed the water softener myself and I am happy with the product.
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5 Stars

Easy to use

johnjh63 1/21/2021

I love this easy to use product once programed which was very easy and quick everything is automatic. I also like the info about water usage and such on the display it keeps me informed as to how the unit is working.
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4 Stars

Just installed.

chilayso 1/21/2021

Too early to tell. Design is ok but price was good.
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4 Stars

DOES THE JOB!

RobAE 1/21/2021

Simple to operate and does a very good job of decalcifying. Water feels silky while showering, less itchy skin. Easy install for DIY or plumber. So far, so good. Very good purchase.
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1 Stars

Bad product

Mg1713 1/20/2021

Terrible product . I had issues working Theo first week, after calling for a warranty call it's been 3weeks since it was reported and no fix has been done
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Works awesome

Bretthora 1/20/2021

Install was easy and works awesome. Set up was easy.
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2 Stars

Hard to operate

Shortee808 1/20/2021

Not sure why the light is still blinking but don't know how to turn it off either
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Softness Much Desired

TrocarWS 1/19/2021

Installation was easy, multiple setting and features in online manual... No need to pay the monthly fees anymore!
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4 Stars

Softer water

Caser 1/19/2021

I love the product. The only thing is hard to figure out what your hard water is to program it. Do your thing I can't figure out how to keep it from having more water than Salt. It always overflows at the top and the Overflow spout. Which I'm glad it has
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5 Stars

Great water softener system

Tracy Hunt 1/19/2021

The softener system has given our water a silky feeling. Our soap works better and our appliances are safer.
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5 Stars

Better than Culligan!

Allison1178 1/19/2021

I had paid to rent a bulky Culligan softener for one year prior to buying this GE...I wish I hadn't waited so long and waisted so much money renting. My GE is sleek, beautiful fir an appliance, and so much better on salt consumption (wayyyyy less!!!). I have no complaints at all!
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5 Stars

Great product!

Ameers09 1/19/2021

Great product with great quality, easy to install and works really great.
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5 Stars

Easy to use

cjej2000 1/18/2021

Very easy to use and our water is silky soft! Very happy with our purchase!
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Qualify water softener

Cactus2000 1/18/2021

I bought this product from a friend's recommendations and it does the job and make the water in my house complete different quality!!!
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5 Stars

Super easy to install and program

Pillo 1/16/2021

Excellent product Simple to use,very quite when in regeneration mode
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