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4.6 | 467 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

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  • 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

Works GREAT!

LauraP123 4/10/2020

My husband works for a company that treats water and he ran some tests to make sure it was running efficiently and it works great! No complaints! My skin feels much softer, it doesn't take much space in our garage, and it seems easy to upkeep!
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4 Stars

Crystal clear water!

ChelseaT 4/9/2020

We went from having iron infused water to crystal clear after installing this softener. Very happy.
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Larman F 4/9/2020

I just finished installation. Waiting for regeneration to complete.
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5 Stars

Small footprint

RV6Flyer 4/9/2020

I was shopping for a replacement of my XXXXXXX water softner that failed after 11 years and one of my requirements is that the replacement fit between and upright freezer and my hot water heater. As you can see from the picture it just makes it. A side bonus is that the connections to the water are in the exeact same place. Took about an hour to assemble the water manifold, slide it in and do a recharge. Couldn't have asked for a better fit.
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5 Stars

Easy to Install and Minimal space

RichardAL 4/8/2020

Just installed the system and it is working great. Fits nicely against garage wall next to water heater and so far no issues.
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5 Stars

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DFB4926 4/7/2020

I put this water softner in with minimal effort. It is very user specific and can be installed without much effort.
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5 Stars

Excellent softener so far

MikeB2020 4/6/2020

I've had the softener installed for roughly two weeks and can already tell a huge difference from my previous softener. So far I am happy with the water softener. I like the features that it has to show average daily gallons of water used with a few other items. I would recommend this water softener.
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5 Stars

Down right excellent within first hour!

Doug_E_B 4/5/2020

From the beginning the experience was excellent. I was replacing an existing Sears\Kenmore appliance bought many years ago. The installation of the GE Softener was almost seamless with the exeption of the height connecting to the water supply and return. One quick trip to the store and quickly installed the softener. The quick setup guide let me add my salt tablets and program with ease. Let me say that this was a wonderful experience and I felt the difference in water quality within the first hour. Having to bypass the broken softener for over 2 years I'm really greatful to have it replaced with this GE - GXSH40V softener. I should have done this long ago.
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4 Stars

Really simple to operate and maintain.

Fergz 4/5/2020

This 40k grain softener is very easy to maintain and has only one container unlike some others, which is good if you don't have much space.
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5 Stars

Even beginners can install

Poochymomof5 4/5/2020

The water softener was easy to install and easy to start up. Works great! Would recommend to anyone.
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5 Stars

Works great

mom2one 4/4/2020

This water softener works really well. It is super easy to use and install was simple. I love that it takes up a lot less space and is more stylish looking than our old water softener.
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5 Stars

Easy set-up and go!

Big Al 4 GE 4/2/2020

This is our 2nd GE water softener in 7 years. We had no problems for 7 years and then the system started to have issues. I could of repaired it for about $300 but thought it was a better investment to spend $500 on a new one. I got the GXSH40V01 and can tell you the product works great right out of the box.
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4 Stars

Good product

Polargrunt 3/30/2020

Does exactly what we needed it to do, would definitely buy again
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5 Stars

Install opening meets great solution!

Mishel 3/30/2020

Needed a new water softener for my second home. Problem was, in this one story ranch, there was only a small closet to use. I found this unit at my local home center and confirmed it would fit in the confined space. I did a great deal of preparation work to the small space, insuring condensation would not be an issue. The installation of the actual unit was much easier than the rest of my efforts. Best of all I am pleased to share that after 5 months of continuous operation the water quality has been great. The digital controls are a breeze. I would call this softener a winner. Respectfully, Michael
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5 Stars

Easy to use

Nick2110 3/29/2020

This water softener is fantastic. Very easy to install and very easy to use.
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5 Stars

GREAT softner at a GREAT price

LARRY HERITAGE 3/29/2020

We have used GE softeners for 20 years, they work as well or better than the systems that cost 10 times more and you don't have some annoying service contract to deal with. Can't say enough, simple to install, space saving, virtually no maintenance, dishes come out spotless and are truly hassle free!
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5 Stars

Easy installation

JTW54 3/29/2020

We bought brand new home so preplumbed and was very easy to self install directions were great! My skin feels great and don't have to clean glass shower stall weekly! Works better than expectedly! Sincerely JW
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5 Stars

Compact Design

Danno Boy 3/29/2020

Works great, and does not take up much space. Recommend professional installation.
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5 Stars

REPLACED MY 22 YEAR OLD GE WITH THIS ONE.. NICE!

THEGSTER 3/28/2020

NICE USER INTERFACE, FITS IN A SMALL AREA BUT LARGE ENOUGH CAPACITY TO SUPPORT MY NEEDS.
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5 Stars

Easy Install

Brett737 3/28/2020

Just installed, went in ok. Easy to follow instrustions.
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5 Stars

Fantastic results

Cmrrones 3/27/2020

A couple of our children have incredibly sensitive skin, and we have seen such a great improve due to our system. We also don't have all the build up on our shower glass and faucets. I am so happy we decided to purchase our soft water system!
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5 Stars

Working Perfectly as expected!!

Brett28 3/25/2020

This is great product you can see the difference after ut was installed, it was just bulky for my 1 car garage house but other than that i think it was nice to have this equipment.
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5 Stars

Easy to install, set up, and use

chrisdazzo 3/25/2020

Install instructions were simple, and the softener didn't require many extra materials to install. My home was plumbed in such a way that the main inlet was nowhere near a drain, and branched to the house early. If you aren't installing next to a drain (highly recommended), you'll have to do what I did and tap into a wastewater pipe. Overall the instructions regarding the drain setup and air gap could've been clearer, even specifying a specific part or name would've helped. I'm satisfied though, it was otherwise simple to install, set up, and program. Definitely requires two people to move, this thing is heavy!
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nhalam 3/25/2020

This machine is very good and high efficiency, safe to use
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5 Stars

Easy set up!!!

Bloosom 3/24/2020

Easy set up and operation for any home owner, weekend DIY project no need for an expensive plumber to install.
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5 Stars

Great features with easy setup

JeffMart 3/22/2020

Purchased the water softener from Home Depot. The setup was easy.....don't forget to purchase flexible hoses for the hookup.. Seems to be excellent quality in a clean compact package..
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5 Stars

Working perfectly!

Chimpy2003 3/22/2020

I bought this to replace a 20+ year old water softener, that was no longer softening. Many towns near to Chicago have Water from Lake Michigan, but not us. The hardness is around 25gpg, and it kills appliances, sinks, tubs, and plumbing fittings. Our old softener was very noisy when it regenerated, but we didn't even realize our new GE softener had regenerated. It may be due to the new valves and pipes I installed or it may be the softener, but it's a huge difference in noise. The water quality is very noticeable too, I haven't tested it yet, but we are noticing big improvements in laundry, showering, and appliances. Installation was a breeze, well within the capabilities of any DIY-er. I used SharkBite fittings with some new copper pipe, and flexible water softener connections. The old softener was a timer-type, I love that this one is a metered-type and regenerates when it is actually needed.
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5 Stars

Easy to use

DaneSorensen 3/21/2020

Easy to install and use. This is the second house I have installed this softener in. I recommend GE to all my friends.
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5 Stars

Replaced 15 year old softener

aoldbr 3/20/2020

Easy to install. Monitoring water usage will be interesting as it will show what portion of water is used inside the home versus that used for landscaping. I like that low salt alarm.
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1 Stars

Bought Two Units: Both Defective

NormMcM 3/20/2020

Bought this unit to replace an old one. Height to centerline of inlet/outlet is documented as 41-1/2 inches - the same as the old one. Turned out this unit was 42-3/4 inches. The resin tank was also loose. I learned from a reliable source that this is a known problem that will occur if the unit is transported on its side. It is not field reparable. Returned the unit and ordered another to be delivered. The second unit arrived and had been stowed vertical. No signs of any tears or impacts to the box. Opened the box only to discover that this unit had the same defect! Will return this unit tomorrow and look elsewhere for a different brand.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

dOES IT'S JOB WELL

CREW7 3/19/2020

Easy to install- fits well into the space we have available. Large capacity for our three bathrooms and tons of laundry
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4 Stars

Easy Operation

Crusin50 3/19/2020

So far so good. Liked the reviews and install was ok.
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5 Stars

Water softener

Lisabonzo12 3/18/2020

Great quality and we expect it will last a long time!
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5 Stars

Great size and easy to install

AdamEHartmann 3/18/2020

It takes up less space than my old one! Easy to install by only needing two additional parts.
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5 Stars

Love everything about it

Hollett 3/18/2020

I was told by everyone there is no need for a water softener in your home you have city water. I have been asking my husband for years. The very 1st day, I did 2 loads of laundry and used less than half the soap I normally use. My biggest hooray was my hair. I've been obsessed with the reason for my poor/quality texture of my hair was the city water. I am over excited about how my hair looks after being hooked up to this softener.
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5 Stars

Carefree soft water

JKH53 3/17/2020

Easy to install; easy to use; easy to enjoy; easy on salt.
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4 Stars

Good Value

Az Guy 3/17/2020

Can't speak to durability as just installed. Seems like good warranty. Like programmable features such as water flow, water used, remaining time to refill salt.
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4 Stars

Seems Fine

You re Mom 3/16/2020

Haven't had it for too long, but it seems to work fine...
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5 Stars

Very happy with this purchase!

Camaro68 3/16/2020

We bought this water softener to replace another GE unit that lasted sixteen years. It was very easy to install, all of the previous fittings from the previous softener fit this one perfectly. ( If you are doing a new install you will have to buy the 1" to 3/4" adapters. ) The best thing we enjoy besides having soft water again is that this unit is Extremely Quite!
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4 Stars

This water softener came highly recommended.

Sam91 3/12/2020

It was easy to install and and the same model has worked great in my contractors home for over 6 years. Our last water softener lasted less than 8 months and was made by another company. One store stopped selling your brand so we purchased it from another store because of how highly it was recommended.
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5 Stars

Such an awesome softner

Fred Bolten 3/11/2020

We absolutely love this water softener. The on screen display walked us right through every step, such an easy set up! After setup the screen tells you how many days until empty. When near empty the light blinks to let us know when to add. Highly recommended!
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1 Stars

Drain constantly

Gus71 3/8/2020

Installed the machine. It regenerated fine first time then tank started to fill and it started to drain non stop! It's less than a week old! Emptied the full tank and cleaned and that did not solve the problem.. machine is just draining!!
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No, I do not recommend this product

5 Stars

SO HAPPY WE FINALLY GOT THIS!

Lisa and Leal 3/7/2020

We are SO happy we finally got one of these!!! It started working RIGHT AWAY!!! SO easy to program!!! What a breeze, and it works WONDERFULLY!!!
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5 Stars

So far so good

Bob613 3/7/2020

Easy to install, understandable installation instructions, affordable pricing with features I was looking for.
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4 Stars

Working great so far. Water quality improved.

Alfred38 3/5/2020

Very good quality product from a well known company.
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4 Stars

Good value.

Uzair 3/3/2020

It's been working great so far. Replaced a 15 year old GE softener. Pellets last much longer and water quality feels good.
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5 Stars

Great softener and easy to install

aleaper 3/2/2020

Huge difference in the quality of water after a few days. The installation was very easy because my house came with a u-shape. Would recommend watching several YouTube videos before installing to gain more confidence. Would've done it sooner if I had known how easy it is.
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4 Stars

good unit, drain requirements very restrictive

typical homeowner 2/29/2020

The water softener was easy to install but beware of the restrictive limits on the drain line. 8 feet from floor for drain height, so if you have a basement it must be drained into a basement air gapped septic/sewer drain line. My town does not permit sump hole drain for brine.
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5 Stars

great softner

1974scott 2/29/2020

uses much less salt than traditional softeners. Easy to install
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4 Stars

MY SECOND GE WATER SOFTENER

QABOB 2/29/2020

I READ THE USER MANUAL CAREFULLY, MADE NOTES ON IT, AND RECOMMEND ALL NON-PRO BUYERS TO DO THE SAME BECAUSE IT PROVIDES CRITICAL INFORMATION NEEDED TO INSTALL IT PROPERLY AND TO MAINTAIN IT PROPERLY . MY ONLY COMPLAINT S ARE: (1) THE REAR COVER LATCHES ARE HARD TO OPEN , AND ONE WAS BROKEN WHEN WE GOT IT, OR WE INADVERTENTLY BROKE IT REMOVING IT FROM THE CARTON. BUT WE CAN PROBABLY IMPROVISE A SATISFACTORY LATCH; AND (2) THE DIAGRAM IN THE USER GUIDE AND ON THE CARD WITH THE STRING HAVE THE INLET (HARD) WATER AND THE OUTLET (SOFT) WATER LABELED WRONG (REVERSED) FOR THE RESPECTIVE DESIGNATIONS ON THE SOFTENER. ALSO, I FOUND ONE MINOR TYPO ERROR : ON PAGE 6, COLUMN ONE, 2ND LAST PARAGRAPH,, 3RD LINE: "FORE VERY" SHOULD BE "FOR EVERY". BEST REGARDS TO ALL AT GE. I HOPE THIS UNIT WILL GIVE US THE EXCELLENT SERVICE WE HAD WITH OUR LAST GE UNIT BOUGHT MORE THAN 10 YEARS AGO. SINCERELY, ROBERT J. STOKELY
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