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4.5 | 68 Reviews

GE® Smart 40,000 Grain Water Softener

GE Appliances GXSHC40N

Features

  • Water flow alerts
  • Remote shutoff
  • Select your softness
  • Salt Saver

Quick Specs

  • Type: Water Softener
  • Energy Star Rated: No

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Water flow alerts

Receive alerts to your smart phone when there's a potential leak or running faucet. Requires WiFi signal at filter location

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Remote shutoff

Shut off your water from anywhere using your smart device. Requires a WiFi signal at filter location

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Select your softness

Customize your water softness with the custom select valve to enjoy cleaner-feeling skin

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Salt Saver

Spend less time maintaining your system and more time enjoying it, with Salt Saver, which reduces salt consumption

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Water flow alerts Receive alerts to your smart phone when there's a potential leak or running faucet. Requires WiFi signal at filter location

Remote shutoff Shut off your water from anywhere using your smart device. Requires a WiFi signal at filter location

Select your softness Customize your water softness with the custom select valve to enjoy cleaner-feeling skin

Salt Saver Spend less time maintaining your system and more time enjoying it, with Salt Saver, which reduces salt consumption

Low salt reminder Receive a notification when salt levels are low. Requires WiFi signal at softener location

Consumption tracking Monitor water usage and flow rate. Requires WiFi signal at softener location

Pipe compatibility No flames or soldering required for 3/4" quick connect fittings. 1" pipe requires additional fittings

Fewer water spots Use up to 50% less dishwasher detergent and enjoy cleaner dishes with fewer spots

Appliances protection Reduces scale and build up in water heaters, prolonging life and maintaining efficiency

Features

  • Water flow alerts
  • Remote shutoff
  • Select your softness
  • Salt Saver
  • Low salt reminder
  • Consumption tracking
  • Pipe compatibility
  • Fewer water spots
  • Appliances protection
CAPACITY
Capacity (grains) 40000.0
FILTER
App Filter - WiFi Connect Built-In
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 102.0
Overall Depth 22.4375
Overall Width 14.4375
Overall Height 47.625
Approximate Shipping Weight 106.0
FEATURES
Max. Clear Water Iron Reduction (ppm) 8
Style Sculpted
Max. Hardness Removal (gpg) 110
Type Electronic-Demand Driven
Service Flow Rate (at 15 psi drop) 9.5
WiFi Connect Built-In
Indicator Lights Days to Empty; Low Salt; Status Light
Salt Saver Button/Light
Resin Quantity (cu.ft.) 1.1
Permanent Settings Memory Yes
Resin Tank Size (in.) 9 x 40
Custom Select blending value Yes
Regeneration Time (min.) 94 to 134
Resin Filter Type Standard Mesh
Sediment filter Yes
Audible Alarm Yes
Control Type Electronic
Valve Type High Flow
System Monitor Advanced
SmartSoft™ technology Yes
Connected Features Remote Water Shutoff (External Valve)
Salt Level WiFi Alert
Water Usage Tracking
Efficiency (grains per lb.-salt) 5100
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

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  • Energy Star Rated: No

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4.5 out of 5

89% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

Best appliance I have ever purchased

Eturp2001 4/21/2020

After installation of my water softener my family was amazed at how soft and silky the water became. My wife was overjoyed at not seeing hard water spots on the shower doors ! Best appliance I have ever purchased.
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5 Stars

Love the remote access

Soft in the desert 4/15/2020

We needed a softener and couldn't fit a large traditional one in the space we had. Did a ton of research and settled into this WiFi connected GE. Fits great with its compact size, softens the water as expected. Had our plumber install as we wanted it down right, needed to call customer service for a couple questions and they were fantastic! They transferred me to an expert that knew exactly what I needed and she answered my question and gave me a few extra pointers. So far it's been a stellar unit. I travel a lot and am able to look at the system from a far as well as see how much water is being used daily. Plus it keeps me updated on the salt level.
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5 Stars

Excellent features

Maurakathleen 4/14/2020

We bought this water softener as soon after moving into our new house we love the fact that it has an app that connects to your email so you can get real updates in time on how the water softener is working in your house. It alerted us of a slow leak and then we were able to not only address the issue but save money.
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5 Stars

Great features

Kanders 4/14/2020

This was simple to install and works exactly like it is supposed to.
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3 Stars

So far so good.

DocPerson 4/14/2020

The softener was easy to install and worked right away with water testing showing it is effective. I have had it less than a month. I only gave it a 3-stars because i paid almost $200 more for the "Smart" or WiFi compatibles, but this is anything but straightforward. I have setup my entire smart home, and still have not been able to even connect to this unit as there are absolutely no clear instructions. It is doing the job, but I would rather choose the non-smart version if I knew it was not going to work.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great softener

Scooots 4/14/2020

I really like this softener. I have installed others at work and this was the easiest. I really like the wireless setup and operations.
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2 Stars

Worst softner

PLSteve123456 4/13/2020

Compared to my Surge water softener I had twenty years, this is a terrible experience. I had to clean the tank out twice in the first two months to stop salt bridges. I also clean the microscopic filter every 30 days to keep the thing working. It eats as much salt as my old guzzler. Avoid the purchase. The only reason it is two stars is because of the Wi-Fi connect
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4 Stars

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Labrat1 3/31/2020

Love the smart features. I could not stop the smart wifi shut off valve from leaking as others have mentioned also. I plan to remove it and move it to a new location closer to the main water incoming pipe. Hope the leak will stop when I change the location and recipe it.
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5 Stars

Love the wifi app

Tiff72 3/24/2020

Using very little salt and gives me live update at the touch of my finger on the app
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4 Stars

Easy Install

gklsr 3/24/2020

Easy to install. Directions could have been better but online videos helped a lot.
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5 Stars

excellent product

Tonono 3/24/2020

good product for a great price and easy installation I recommend it
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5 Stars

Easy to program and maintain.

Bill III 3/18/2020

I like having the Wifi feature that will shut off my water if a water pipe breaks. It is a smart unit and is very efficient.
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5 Stars

Installation went quick, no issues.

Phyrmn 3/17/2020

I wish I had installed a water softener years ago. The reduction of water staining and scale build up is so worth it.
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5 Stars

BEST WATER SOFTNER

IPinAZ 3/14/2020

Excellent water softner. This is my 3rd water softner by GE in 12 years. Daily water use bar chart on mobile device or online very helpful. salt level indicator takes away manual look in tank when salt needs to be added. Very happy with this product improvement by GE-the best in the world.
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5 Stars

Easy install

Godster 3/10/2020

It was an easy install as the piping matched my previous softener. Water is now soft and wifi features work great!
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great softner with many features. I like the wifi

Rogercabon 3/9/2020

The product was easy to install and tech support was very good
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1 Stars

Resin got into my pipes!

RJ Marack 3/6/2020

immediately after installation and first regeneration, water pressure was very low and no water in some fixtures, called a plumber the next day and come to find out all the resin the tank got into all my pipes! Took several days to flush resin out of water heater, and all the sinks, showers and toilet fill valves.
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5 Stars

Great Device!

Chaser499 3/6/2020

The WiFi enable device saved us when it notified me at 1am there was a low problem and it end up being a leaking toilet. Just a few hours of this issue used 625 gallons of water and a lot of it was on the floor. It took me a bit to find it since this was our basement bathroom and I am a new home owner. But without the alert we would've had to pay a lot in damages.
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1 Stars

A cracked tank was installed

Schneidergirl 2/25/2020

I have no idea how to rate the water softener. A cracked tank was installed. Water and salt seen on my garage floor 2 days after installation. A new tank is being installed this afternoon. Perhaps then I can rate the effectiveness of the water softener.
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No, I do not recommend this product

5 Stars

Works great so far

CourierXVII 2/25/2020

The Culligan water softener that came in our house died and a new one was going to cost $2500 I researched this water softener and ultimately bought it and I'm glad I did I have only had it for about a month. It was very simple to set up it took me about an hour and the Wi-Fi features are great I love being able to see how many gallons of water I'm using a day
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5 Stars

Nice all in one unit

JTR74 2/23/2020

Nice small all in one unit, well thought out connections. Could use some "you may need these parts to connect to your water pipes" write up
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3 Stars

Was expecting more.

Marcus 76 2/16/2020

This GE water softener replaces theI Kenmore Elite that I had. Base on the description I bought the GE to replace it but it comes up short of what the Kenmore did. It was very simple to set up.
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4 Stars

Great so far

Cheezy13 2/9/2020

Installed this a little of a month ago. Works great so far. Only thing I'd change is the plastic valving on the back. But it all went together easily. Ended up having to change a well tank and decided to install a softener while I was in the same area. The Wi-Fi function is nice. Wish they would modify the app some to make it more user friendly.
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1 Stars

Great softener so far.

Wifi Dissapointment 2/5/2020

Great softener so far. Paid $200 extra for wifi that doesn't connect. Tech support tried to help but only messed up our network. Stay away from the eifi model.
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5 Stars

Does the job well

Iwire 2/5/2020

Love the connectivity to help manage salt usage, especially when installed out of the way of regular viewing
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5 Stars

Bought a GE again!

Iraz 1/28/2020

Had a GE softener that made it 15 years without an issue. Naturally, I'm going to stay with what works.
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5 Stars

Love it. It works as it's suppose to. No problems

Jimsgwing 1/28/2020

I loved the easy installation. it runs very quiet when it is rinsing. Read out display is easy to read and understand.
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4 Stars

Works well

None None 899 1/23/2020

Works as expected. Why is 33 charactere too short.... ?
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5 Stars

Excellent softener and full of features

Jimsgwing 1/21/2020

Love it. Smart water softener. Works great. I love the WiFi part of it
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5 Stars

Great Water Softener

Scotty1 1/14/2020

We couldn't be more pleased with this water softener. Noticeably softer water than the one we replaced it with. Nice features, and very efficient. I highly recommend this water softener.
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5 Stars

Great features!!

B0bb0420 1/7/2020

Fantastic water Softner Great product Amazing customer service
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4 Stars

Great Wifi Feature

Nighthawk28 1/7/2020

GREAT WATER SOFTNER. THE WIFI OPTIONAL IS AMAZING. INSTALLATION WAS EASY. ONLY COMPLAINT IS THE VALVE ARE PLASTIC AND MY OLD SOFTER WAS SOLDER ONTO THE SOFTNER. LOVE THAT IT IS A ONE PIECE SYSTEM. ALSO WOULD LOVE TO SEE GE BECOME COMPATIBLE WITH SMASUNG SMARTHINGS
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5 Stars

Like the wifi features

Gregory999 1/6/2020

Working perfectly, we installed it ourselves, easy enough to understand. Wifi link-up a bit difficult but expert tech was a phone call away; wifi now up & running.
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5 Stars

Works great!

BrianJJ 1/2/2020

As advertised. The WiFi features are super convenient and installation was easy!
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5 Stars

water softener

polly67 12/22/2019

So much better and efficient that the one we had and we do not have it turned up to high. Its quiet and my sinks, toilets and washed clothes are free of rust. Great product.
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5 Stars

Great Product

KimberlyColegrove15 12/17/2019

Had some serious hard water and this machine has saved our washer and us from this problem
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5 Stars

Great look.

Billys60 12/15/2019

Love the look in the compact design. Had no problems hooking it up love it
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5 Stars

Great features

1eddiec 12/8/2019

I like being able to turn off water remotely if needed
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5 Stars

Great Water Softener

Kuch 12/2/2019

Installed it myself and it was a snap. Especially like the remote functions and monitoring capabilities.
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4 Stars

Great Product!! Needs Better Quality Control

Kiwi Ian 11/28/2019

I love this new water softener, it was easy to install and provides great soft water to the entire household. Only reason not giving it a 5 star is due to a manufacturing quality issue on the back side of the tub. At the seam, it cracked and started leaking brine, which I read is a common issue on the Reviews. So GE, please take note and fix your quality issue. Overall, this is the smallest overall unit I could find and it fits in a very small garage side area. Also, the Wifi App is great, providing water usage stats, days till refill salt and excellent water shutoff capability. Only issue, couldn't setup unit with iPhone 6s, required iPhone 7 to work.
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5 Stars

Works Like a Charm

LLK1 11/19/2019

Easy to install, works great, and even looks great! Thank you very much!
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5 Stars

Better Water Use Data, More Control

Dbart 11/17/2019

Water softener functions are pretty normal and unit seems solidly built. Best feature by far is the water flow rate, total water consumption, and remote valve on/off available through the app. Gives me better understanding of how we use water in the house and greater control in the event of a leak! First unit we bought had broken plastic rim, which we tried to resolve with service, but ended up easier to just return the unit for a new one.
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4 Stars

Good Value Nice Footprint

Mercrunner 11/12/2019

Only been a few months but couldn't be more pleased. Small footprint, great features, and easy install for a rookie plumber. Instructions clear and easy to understand.
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5 Stars

Works fantastic!!!

Quenton 11/3/2019

This was my first experience with the water softener. It was super easy to install. I didn't get a water test or anything done so I decided to just try it on whatever the factory settings are. Lucky for me that seemed to be exactly what I needed. My water is now perfectly soft. No salt smell or taste or anything. Initially the water softener told me that I would need to change the salt in 160 days. But true to form as you'll read in the manual after a couple weeks once the system learns your water consumption habits that number will change. I've had it installed for close to a month and now my water softener is telling me I have 373 days left before I need to add salt. Fantastic product. Super happy with my purchase. Love the Wi-Fi connectability.
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5 Stars

Nice product, easy to install and set up

tinman507 11/2/2019

This is my 3rd water softener. By far the eeasiest one to install and with the coolest features. PRetty standard in it's basics but the addition of thewhole house shutoff and monitoring is very cool.
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5 Stars

Works Like a Charm!

Eliahurio 10/18/2019

This is my 3rd GE water softener in as many homes. They are reliable and low maintenance. The softener arrived without a brine well cover; I called customer service, and the part arrived in 2 days. The Smart Softener can be monitored and controlled with my iPhone, and it includes an electric shut off valve.
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2 Stars

Lacking in Smart features

Cedars 10/17/2019

The water softener seems to work well. Installation was straight forward, except that the smart valve included did not come with the proper sealing rings. I had to undo/redo the connections 6-7 times before I figured out I needed a sealing ring. The smart features are cool, you can shut the water off the whole house remotely and you can see near real-time water flow. Also shows history of daily usage. But you cannot set up any kinds of triggers for alerts on high usage or lengthy periods of continuous flow. Seems like a big miss on the software / app side to not have such functionality given that the hardware is capable of it. Would be very useful to detect leaks or inefficient use of water inside the house that way. Maybe integration with smart life app or ifttt or alexa or smthg similar would also be a great benefit and might enable some of the monitoring features. Right now I have to open the app and manually monitor usage every day or whenever I remember to do so.
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4 Stars

Compact single unit

Bradywy 10/8/2019

I like the product compactness and the price/value ratio. But for my use I'd like an easier way to winterize /remove water from the tank.
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5 Stars

Smart indeed

Drasticv 10/8/2019

Most important thing is getting rid of hard water which is great and huge difference. My shower curtains would turn brown within a week and would smell. That's gone. Other benefits reducing hard water are stated on the features section. I really wanted a softener that will tell me via my iPhone that it's time to add salt. I don't want a chore to look and see if it's empty every now and then. It does much more. It will let you know if you have a low, medium of high leak. I don't think it will detect a tiny leak. You can set a leak detection duration for each level. It will let you know the leak is detection with notification. Your kids could be taking a 30 minute shower and it'll alert you! Love the chart of water usage per day. After telling my kids to quit taking long showers, the chart shows you how much you actually dropped per day. It's sort of an eye opener. If there is a real leak and your not home, you can remotely turn off water. Now I need to figure out how to turn off water heater remotely so it doesn't burn out. The drinking water from my reverse osmosis has dropped from 50 to 40 ppi so the water is even cleaner. Should be lower once I change the filters. I don't know if the product is very new and setting up the softener to Wifi was challenging. I couldn't find the app and the instructions were very poor (none really). I had to call GE and they helped me get on the right track. I had no idea you could use the HVAC app to connect to water heater. They said they will let the developers know to update instructions. I'm pleased.
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5 Stars

love the connectivity

nels49 10/7/2019

I really like the salt tracking so I'll never forget to add salt. Also the shut-off valve is a great feature when traveling.
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