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4.5 | 505 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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4.5 out of 5

91% of reviewers recommend this product.

1 Stars

The 2-year Hex!

Ocean1026 7/13/2022

So in my case my GE GXSH40V was very simple to install, and worked perfectly for 2-years. Then the problems began. The motor that runs the rotor head started to get stuck. So I troubleshooted it, unplugged, reset, and it worked again. Then, it started happening 1-2x per week where it would begin a cycle, fill the brine tank completely, then rotate and get stuck in some sort of flush mode that would run all night long. The brine tank however would stay filled the entire time the system was flushing. It is now to the point that the rotor will not do anything but go in circles (opening/closing the valves) until I receive and ERR code. Which in my case says ERR3. Oh, and in case you're wondering, the brine tank stayed full until I had to manually drain with a cup and bucket myself. With GE providing little to no help when I inquired about parts and servicing plumbers, I knew if I called someone out myself, the plumber's fee would cost more than the price of the unit did. So, I went ahead and shut the GE down (2 years later) and opted to buy a new softener from a different company.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Control Panel Died

WalkingEagle 6/30/2022

Stopped working after three months. Control panel went blank.
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1 Stars

Biggest Regret buying this!

BC1984 6/29/2022

I purchased this unit for around $500, then paid $1,500 to have it installed by a master plumber. 2 years later it gets stuck regenerating. I followed all the instructions in the owners manual and it's still stuck. I call three plumbers and each says to call GE Appliances and they'll help me find a licensed repair tech. I call GE and they tell me sorry you spent $2k on this we don't have anyone in your area who fixes these. You can try calling a plumber and when they get there have them call our technicians they only talk to licensed plumbers. Which obviously plumbers are not in the business of appliance repair. So I'm out $2k for this purchase and now get to go buy a different unit. Awesome customer service GE!
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great Device

lazo91 6/25/2022

I recommend 100%. very good with Arizona heat environment
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1 Stars

Crap product

Anorm 6/20/2022

Had this water softener for a little over 2 years. Come to find out we had resin beads clog up every water source in our home. GE said since they only cover warranty for parts for 1 year I would have to pay $100 for a tech to come out. Doesn't include labor and parts. Staying away from GE products in the future
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1 Stars

A piece of junk!!!

LucyG56 5/18/2022

I bought GE water softener GXSH40V on 2/17/20 at HomeDepot. The first year it worked fine. Just past 1 year it stopped working. We contacted GE and their answer was it is over the 1-year warranty. They gave us the local service phone number for repair. After replacing parts and working for a month, then we called the service guy to fix it again. A week ago, we saw blinking lights with a code of Err1. GE said the motor has a problem and needs to be replaced. The product worked for less than 2 years. This product is not worth repairing because any repair will last for only a short time. I highly recommend that no one purchase this GE water softener.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Big time piece of junk with no real warranty

Not so great water soften 4/7/2022

Product worked well for about 18 months. Then one morning had an issue with water pressure and in the middle of a shower an orange substance came out of the water. Got in shower heads toilets and everything had to be replace because the brine came out. Called for warranty and basically warranty is you pay for them to look at and if they decide it could be a warranty they would replace that piece free of charge and I would have to pay for the brine refill. Not much of warrant and the cost to fix my house. Do not buy!
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Easy to install!

Miguel 1 4/3/2022

Great customer service, easy to install and very affordable price!
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1 Stars

GE should pay customers to do business with them

havek 3/27/2022

Cheap, cheap, cheap, cheap materials, parts and service.... That's all GE offers. And then when you buy replacement parts, because the originals break just by looking at them, they say 3-5 days for delivery, but I'm on day 6 and delivery status update says it'll be another 3 days. Until then, I have a water softner that's completely useless. Going on 10 weeks without being able to use it because the cog, white plastic identified in picture with arrow pointing at it, is completely gone. Why? No idea, other than GE makes cheap products.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Not Working

WaterWater 3/27/2022

Had a contractor look at it and needs replacement. If replaced free, I still pay for two installs.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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1 Stars

Leaking and flooded our garage

EtchellA 3/17/2022

I am in water and wastewater treatment and this GE Softener model just sucks!!! Buyer beware!!! Woke up one morning with garage floor flooding all the way to the driveway and planters. The unit was leaking and regenerating all night.
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5 Stars

An expense worth the investment.

chefmerveilleux 3/15/2022

Since our new water softner has been installed, we can see a huge difference in the quality of the water across the house, but mostly in the shower. The water feels so soft and so clean. So glad we decide of purchasing this product.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

VERY POOR SOFTENER

Soulmates93 3/1/2022

what I think about this product is not good. Got it brand new and it didn't work...4 months later it's still not fixed and am very disappointed in GE.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great water softener

NiharM 2/27/2022

Love this water softener. Super easy to hook up to existing plumbing. Works great!
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Yes, I recommend this product

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1 Stars

Leaked after 20 months, do NOT buy this product

shopperwatersoftener 2/6/2022

The GE water softener failed, and started leaking only after 20 months of use. The warranty is only one year. Do NOT buy this product. there are better and longer lasting water softeners are out there.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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Do not buy leaked after year.

Water Softener ge 1/18/2022

Leaked after 16 months , warranty only one year. Buyer beware do not buy this unit
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Super Efficient

NatM7 12/17/2021

Easy to use and load. Super Efficient and energy saving.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great product

Brkwall 12/17/2021

Easy to install and set up and run Looks great and I'm sorry if my product for hair is too short supposed
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Good do far

Anshul 10/12/2021

Good so far hoping to get more products from GE in future
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

New Water Softner

freels 10/9/2021

Product seems to be working just fine. (I had an older Kenmore that failed and sent resin beads through out the plumbing ie. toilets, sinks washer, dishwasher, refrigerator and Water Heater had to replace it). Hope this one will last and not do a repeat!
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Great water softener

Mike0143 10/9/2021

So far so good.Great water softener huge difference without water softener
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5 Stars

Great value

Chris5419 10/5/2021

This is a great value. It makes and keeps my water soft and is very quit doing it. It is using less salt than I thought it would so that is great too.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Easy installation

MHBH 10/3/2021

I like how easy it was to install. I had to learn plumbing while doing this project simply cause I haven't worked with pex pipe. I have always done the pvc. So with that said once I figured out the pex and fitting and crimp tools and clamps this was a breeze to do. Main point it was easy to install and the wife loves the new soft water. Highly recommend this softener..
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Totally automatic

BoFree 9/24/2021

After having my softener installed all I do now is just add salt to the storage tank and everything else is automatic
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Great looking unit

Bill59 9/21/2021

This my second GE Water Softener, The first started failing to soften my water after 15 years. This one has the same features and the additional feature of blending the softened water to save salt and resources. The controls are intuitive and the setup instructions were quite clear. I look forward to many years of service.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

A Lot of Great features

Stan56 9/19/2021

Just started using it , not sure about it yet. can't wait
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5 Stars

Great deal

EdJrr 9/19/2021

Great deal, I love the quite effectiveness of this water softener. I noticedthe differencerightaway.
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5 Stars

Great water softener!

Edwin0901 9/12/2021

Great water softener!! Easy to install and best of all, it doesn't really spend salt.I would buy it again if I had to.
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5 Stars

Works Great and Easy to Use

MWHoisy 9/3/2021

We had the water softener put in during construction of our new house. It is very easy to use and the digital display screen is very easy to read. It is very easy to fill it with salt and set it to go. It really has done wonders on the very hard water that we have where we live. I would highly recommend this GE water softener to anyone in the market for one.
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5 Stars

great softener

Scuba Mark 8/29/2021

This item was easy to install and set up was a breeze. Works great on a well system and has already made a difference in the water after 1 week .
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5 Stars

Lasted 10 Years!!!

MrV2012 8/29/2021

I purchased my first unit in 2011 and I had absolutely no issues with the unit. None! The issue was finally that the resin bed filled with enough contamination that it was causing the unit to malfunction. I had a choice of replacing the resin or just buying a new unit. I choose to buy another unit. I do recommend putting in an upstream filter to extent the life of the resin bed.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Easy to install

GustavoinChicago 8/29/2021

The water softener was easy to install and works great. My only suggestion to GE is to place "up arrows" on the side of the box to indicate how the box should be oriented when carried horizontally to avoid dislodging the tank.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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4 Stars

Guessing

CHAZMANONE 8/22/2021

My hopes are high. We just got done setting it up so I'm not quite sure yet.
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Easy to install. Perfect for DIY project!

JoseLazaro 8/18/2021

Bought on Amazon. Delivered in 2 days. Easy to install and set up. Only caveat: make sure you enter your water hardness in grains per gallon instead of ppm..Otherwise it will start the regeneration process too frequently (my bad!!)
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5 Stars

Fits my needs well

CalCity Customer 8/12/2021

I was looking for a reliable unit to soften the water in my house for family size usage. This one works well for my situation and has a salt saver setting. Easy to set up and figure out how much salt to use without wasting it.
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5 Stars

Easy install

Lucas247365 8/6/2021

The only thing that I'm disappointed is there are only 2 salt efficiency settings (Salt Saver on/off), so the quoted specs from the manual are not obtainable (it will run at 4,000 grain/lb salt, but no higher). This was my first attempt at plumbing, and it all went very smoothly. Make sure to read all the instructions first, and to sanitize the softener during the initial recharge cycle. Pressure drop in my house wasn't noticeable, and there is no change in flavor, but my water is soft!
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1 Stars

Do not buy!

Sherlynnmedquite 8/3/2021

We purchased this softner only 2 years ago, started leaking from the bottom when it regenerates, ruined our drywall. GE says it has a 10yr warranty, but wants pictures of the bottom of tank which is impossible to get to, GE would not send out a technician to check out the problem, said we needed to hire a plumber. We went with GE thinking it was a brand we could trust. We will never buy GE again.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Awesome

Love my water 8/3/2021

Easy to install, great features, advises when salt is low
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Yes, I recommend this product

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5 Stars

Nice fit!

GigiMW 8/1/2021

Easy to install and fits in compact space. Easily adjustable to have water just the right softness.
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5 Stars

Easy to Install, Simple to set up

Straight Facts 8/1/2021

I'm Retired so I took my time with this installation and did it the way I wanted it. The unit is compact, taking up a minimal amount of space. Set up was simple, just follow the instructions. Worked properly for the very beginning. Very satisfied with the unit.
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5 Stars

Good Performance. Great Value !

Ron1649 7/27/2021

Good product. Easy install. Simple to program. Nice soft water thereafter...
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5 Stars

It's great to have soft water again

Tbmann99 7/25/2021

This new unit works much better than the old unit, one that was installed about 20 years ago. The laundry seems cleaner and baths & showers feel better too.
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5 Stars

gREAT sOFTNER

DJGEE 7/13/2021

Product works well. It replaced my 16 year old GE water softener. I liked the brand so I decided to replace it with another GE. Installation was easy.
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Yes, I recommend this product

5 Stars

Very easy to operate.

D man 7/5/2021

The control panel is very easy to operate. There are also lots of information included in the unit that allowed you to monitor water use and salt life. The unit is modern and quite small. So far it works well and is very quiet.
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5 Stars

Install it and forget about it

Painkiller215 6/29/2021

This is installed by professional plumber but after installing it, we rarely have to pay any attention. Salt capacity with full tank lasts for an year. Water is softened and very less maintenance.
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5 Stars

Works great

Jake93 6/28/2021

Works as expected, easy install, noticeable difference in the water.
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1 Stars

Didn't last long

Scotth5364 6/28/2021

About a month after the warranty expired, water started shooting out of it. GE wouldn't come fix it. Told me I needed a new one.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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2 Stars

Product leaked flooded garage.

robertsaz 6/26/2021

A seal broke inside. Had to turn off main water to house to stop the leaking from the unit.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Seems ok

Jao1960 6/23/2021

It went pretty easy. Had it going in no time. Let's see if it will its thing.
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5 Stars

Easy to run

SGH80 6/19/2021

Good information about management online. Good explanation about what to expect from the degree of water softness.
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