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4.6 | 480 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

40,200

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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 40,200

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


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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.

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Great product

Scorp1 4/23/2020

I replaced a 20 year old unit with the GXSH40V. Installation was very simple. However, the installation adapters were not included in the box. I went back to Home Depot they were very helpful, They checked three other units on that were on the shelf and two of them were missing the adapters also.
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4 Stars

Easy install

devo1 4/22/2020

The waters-oftener is an easy install, the directions are way too complicated and should have a bullet point a better Q/A as well as glossary for terms
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4 Stars

Value item

OtismyGE 4/20/2020

Respectable softener for the money. No issues installing or operation. Only comment I have on design.., inlet - outlet ports to close together. Could not use universals for easy copper pipe connections. Would recommend.
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5 Stars

Outstanding unit at a fair price

Longarm177 4/19/2020

My wife and I had received several quotes from well known national water softener companies, they were in incessant of 2k, I purchased and installed the unit saving literally thousands of $$$. Furthermore living in Florida where water quality is a known issue, I can only say that this unit delivers what it promises my 15 gpg water is now testing as 0!
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David Fortes 4/18/2020

This unit was very easy to install. Basic tools and a little bit of mechanical skills. The only thing you may need to complete the install is to purchase a longer waterline.
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5 Stars

Easy install and looks great

immersivegamer 4/17/2020

Was pretty easy to install. I love the digital interface. The manual was fairly through, however some drawings could have been larger and when first unpacking I was afraid that two clips were missing and was about to stop until I found out that they were already attached to the device. Looks great next to my washer and dryer. While I don't know yet about long term use I am very happy with the price. Getting this, the tools I needed and installing myself was half the price of what I was quoted by some local people. I look forward to the low salt indicator and digital interface (I didn't know till I read the manual that there is a water usage feature with is cool). I am also looking forward to soft water again!
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5 Stars

Right Features at the Right Price

Tadster 4/17/2020

Product had right features and was well priced. The on-line reviews also assured me this was a good purchase.
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5 Stars

Works great, easy setup, uses way less salt as pre

Jroberts3113 4/17/2020

Really like the ease of setup. Only been using for a month, so far everything running great. Already feeling the difference in water
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5 Stars

Finally I have soft water again!!

Finally soft water again 4/16/2020

My old water softener was leaking salt at bottom. The hard water left clothes hard and hard water deposits on everything. I can feel the difference with my new GE Water Softner!
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GE GXSH40V water softener

Sophia B 4/16/2020

40 gal water softener. My husband had a pretty easy time installing this. I love the easy digital display and the lesser amount of salt we are now going to use
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5 Stars

Nice

Jimmy M 4/14/2020

Easy install - customer satisfaction Great results
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5 Stars

Maintenance

jasteele59 4/13/2020

This product was easy to install and it is easy to maintain
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5 Stars

Changes our lives!

Hopelessnance 4/12/2020

I had no idea what hard water was until we moved. Dry, itchy, irritated skin, dry, brittle hair. It was terrible. Almost painful! Then we got this water softener unit. O M G what a difference. Silky smooth water, and all our itchy, dry issues gone in 48 hrs. Best purchase ever! It's a little cumbersome buying the 5 bags of salt pellets to put in it, but I tell you it is worth it!
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5 Stars

Easy All Around

carverucci 4/12/2020

Easy installation, easy setup. We purchased this to replace a 12 year old 2 piece system. We have city water and this unit performs perfectly. The smaller footprint is exactly what we wanted and I think it will use less salt.
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WORKS AS ADVERTISED

Michael0320 4/11/2020

We have noticed that the water is softer for showers. Also, the corrosion we used to see at the sink and refrigerator water dispenser has disappeared. Dishes seem to come cleaner. Hopefully we will experience the other long term benefits of having a water softener for our home, such as less corrosion in pipes.
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5 Stars

Excellent Water Softener

Robert from California 4/11/2020

We'll happy with our choice and so far it's a huge improvement over our old system. It took about 2 hours to install and we couldn't be more more happy with our purchase.
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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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4 Stars

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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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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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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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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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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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