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4.6 | 874 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

93% of reviewers recommend this product.

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Working great

61Mike 4/1/2021

Easy installation and is working good. A small light would be a nice additional feature to assist in checking the salt level.
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5 Stars

easy install , cool feature , easy control.

Adam323 3/30/2021

Ge water softener is a great investment for our home.
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5 Stars

Quality product at an attractive price

Zodiac50 3/29/2021

Though the display was somewhat of a challenge to initially program it offers superior features not available in competitor offerings. Installation manual was a great help in a very smooth installation.
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Yes, I recommend this product

5 Stars

All Good. Working as it should

Cropduster 3/26/2021

We purchased this water softener because we had a GE one prior lasted 14 years, this softener was a 1/3 of the cost of other that were two piece, I like the one piece takes up less space, very easy to install. This unit allows you to watch which faucets are connected to softener, and how many avg. gallons you use pre day, and when this unit is going to recycle. and how much left my percent before it will recycle. Easy to fill with salt and see with measuring pole how much salt is in the tank. For most may be the price under $500.00 next best unit is around $1,300.00. I was told should last 3 to 5 years and I think for the cost that's good, but my last one lasted 14 years. A little advise, Don't fill it to the top, maybe just a bag of salt every other month, this way is use the salt up and no salt bridge can form and you can clean the bottom when needed if needed. and Oh did I forget softener has alarm if you run low on salt ! It will beep until you turn it off, so just have a bag a salt on hand and problem solved. :)
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5 Stars

compact, easy set up

James Stotko 3/25/2021

Trust it to perform as advertised. Sophisticated technology.
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5 Stars

Just got it installed

DavidAJ 3/25/2021

I like it! Matches our laundry set up and was easy to self install
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5 Stars

Love my water

AmyRN44 3/24/2021

We just installed this unit one month ago and we love it. It's easy to use and my water feels clean and smooth.
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5 Stars

Great function

Wenchen 3/23/2021

Good quality and great functions 。easy practice.great figures
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Yes, I recommend this product

1 Stars

Damage, not due to shipping

123Sonny123 3/22/2021

Damaged unit, looked like packing or assembly not shipping. Disassembled item reassembled works excellent. This is my second review the first was rejected. Was not very kind.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great Product

William548 3/18/2021

I'm very happy with this purchase! It was easy to install, and works great to soften the water from our well. We had a GE before and it was pushing 17 years old. Still worked, but not as it should. I wanted to replace it because we put in a new water heater. The new softener is the same tried and true design as our old one and should last us for a few years!
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5 Stars

Great Purchase

CAC5763 3/17/2021

We had a hard time finding this particular water softener (we think maybe GE is coming out with new ones?) but when we did, we got it for a steal. For what it's worth, my hair has never been softer and our water no longer has those harsh build-up/orange deposits in our sinks and bathrooms. We've had it for about a month and we put it in ourselves. The set up was very straightforward (and we're not plumbers) so that was nice too! It's lightweight and has been working well for about a month now. Great purchase and would recommend to anyone looking to improve their home's water quality!
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4 Stars

easy install

DLE63 3/16/2021

Just had this water softener installed in my home by a plumber. He handed me the manual and I set it according to our water hardness of 12 ppg. Can't wait for my soft water to take hold. Fit nicely into my garage space.
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4 Stars

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Armando 1123 3/15/2021

In my home hard water has been a real problem I don't know why we didn't buy a water softener sooner
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4 Stars

Does the job

misterbaba 3/14/2021

Space efficient and does the job. Plastic top is easily broken, though. Very thin pieces of plastic hold the lid on. Mine broke immediately.
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5 Stars

Too easy

DFJ_20171 3/13/2021

If you're looking to install a water softener this model is super easy to install.
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5 Stars

All Good

Cropdustr 3/11/2021

Install was very easy, up and running within an hour. Replacing a GE water softener that was 14 years old. Old girl did a great job so like my wife, I replaced her with a new and slimmer model. LOL !!!!
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5 Stars

Awesome application

MJugran 3/11/2021

The product is working great, I dont see any issues
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5 Stars

Easy to install! Great product!

Axm1416 3/10/2021

Super easy to install! Looks sleek and fits well in our garage! Love that it has an easy to read display and light indicator when it comes time to add more salt. Also very easy to switch water hardness settings to find the right softness for you and you family.
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5 Stars

Great soft water

Michaelericluchetti 3/10/2021

Works great easy installation cost effective great deal
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3 Stars

Hasn't been great

WTFO 3/10/2021

Have installed four of these units now in the different homes i have owned. This one installed easily like the others but the performance hasn't been as good. I have reached out to customer service regarding the unit not providing soft water and they were helpful. I have had to change my hardness setting on the console 5 point higher that the actual water hardness. Have the dial on the bypass maxed out. Will be making another change to increase the water hardness again to attain the desired hardness.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Does what it built to do.

Gonzalez7 3/10/2021

City water in my are is hard. Always knew I need a softener. On day I was putting the dishes away and got upset at all the water spots on the dishes. Finished drove to H.D. Picked up everything I needed and got to work by the next day I noticed a dramatic difference in the water after a few weeks the water heater got filled with soft water and now we have clean fixtures, clean spot free dishes and softer feeling skin and hair. It simply works.
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5 Stars

Huge difference in the water quality

AZhappy 3/8/2021

This is a great water softener- easy to maintain and made a huge difference in keeping the shower cleaner and our skin softer.
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2 Stars

No Backlight on Screen

JohnL2931 3/8/2021

The up-front controls are not easy to use. There is no back light on the screen. Difficult to read & enter without a flashlight.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

SO FAR SO GOOD

Newfy54 3/8/2021

Older water softner failed in recent ice storm, replaced with this GE model.
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4 Stars

Simple to use

Josepie 3/6/2021

Very easy to use. Installation was longer then expected due packaging which allowed the internal resin tube to be out of alignment.
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5 Stars

Like the features

onetonford 3/6/2021

The settings are easy to set and I like the salt level indicator. Not to crazy about the plastic clips holding the water lines and valve together but that is the way it comes. Still at a loss about the bypass for hardness to put hard water back into the system but whatever floats your boat. Should have some kind of bracket to anchor to wall to keep from pulling loose in California earthquake like we do for our water heater. At least a couple of tabs at the rear anyway? if possible on newer units you make.
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Yes, I recommend this product

5 Stars

123 easy

TWHSR 3/4/2021

1.Easy installation 2. Easy setup/programming 3. Easy on the wallet
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5 Stars

Quality machine. Easy install

bilbo004 3/4/2021

The surprise was that it came with its own bypass valve. Easy install.
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5 Stars

water softener GXSH40V

appleguy 3/4/2021

Ordered from Amazon, it was delivered 2 days later. Installation was done by a plumber and went smoothly. No problems.
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5 Stars

what a great product !!!!!

marga2021 3/3/2021

Since I just got the water softener and got installed it will take a while before i can make an honest opinion of the product. thank you
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5 Stars

Good quality

Whateveritis 3/3/2021

It saves salt, smart technology ....................
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5 Stars

Easy install

Noob 3/3/2021

Thought it would be an overwhelming project. Instructions were very clear, I had everything laying out ahead of time so install once I shut the water off the whole install took about an hour.
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2 Stars

Easy to read screen

New owner 456 3/2/2021

Easy to read screen. Not sure how to use it though.
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5 Stars

Just what I needed.

Polosky 2/24/2021

It was very easy to install and get working. I purchased it, installed it and had it operating in only a few hours.
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5 Stars

very nice

epeters 2/24/2021

no problems so far very happy would reccomend yo others
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5 Stars

Runs like clockwork and very quiet

Grandpa Pete 2/24/2021

It works great and the features are great, by keeping me informed on how many gallons of water being used, percentage of soft water remaining, days remaining before being empty
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5 Stars

Water softener

Eddie 1960 2/21/2021

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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4 Stars

Easy Water Softener

Bad Juan 2/20/2021

Clean and easy installation, an ease to operate, I wish I didn't have to walk around the house to check the status.
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5 Stars

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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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5 Stars

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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