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4.5 | 83 Reviews

GE® Smart 40,000 Grain Water Softener

GE Appliances Model # 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

90% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

Works well without any problem

Pranay 6/9/2020

The softner works well. There is a lot of difference in the water quality. App providesthe flow rate and the amount of water consumed per day. Found it very helpful.
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5 Stars

Alert feature on your phone.

Fano 6/9/2020

Installed this a month ago and my water started to taste amazing right away. I forgot I installed a new system until I got an alert on my phone that my salt level was low and how many days left before empty. I love that feature.
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5 Stars

Good results

Jerzmike 6/8/2020

Easy to install by myself, instructions were easy to understand because we already had the plumbing in place, the entire process took less than 1 hour to complete.
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5 Stars

easy to maintain

CurtisB 6/7/2020

The product had internet hookup. has alarms for water leak, salt, remote shutoff. Good product, good price
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5 Stars

Bang for your buck

Usage monitor 6/2/2020

Works great for the price point, easy to hook up, love the internet feature which shows gallon usage, imagine the look on my sons face when I asked him why he took a forty minute shower when I wasn't there
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5 Stars

Best water softener ever

Oakwood house 5/26/2020

Works awesome easy to install and setup ...took only a few hours..
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5 Stars

Add Salt. Plug. Play.

Lawrence Jr 5/19/2020

This is a great product. Add salt and you're good to go! The device is state of the art water softener with WiFi. At a glance you can monitor it from your phone or computer. It read a plethora of reviews and the product maintained near perfect ratings. The look is avant-garde. It literally makes no noise. Nothing. I don't know how it works but trust me when you feel your skin- your hair- your laundry (my towels arrived sooooooo soft) you'll know that it does!
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5 Stars

Easy install and setup

Eduardo San Miguel 5/19/2020

Love it. It was easy to install and setup. Works great.
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4 Stars

Great Water Softener, but Wi-Fi App is Lacking

Michael542 5/19/2020

Water softener is great so far. Nice and soft water again! However, I paid extra for the wi-fi app and it's pretty lame. Lacking in features and capabilities. For me, it's in the basement. That's a walk. I should be able to do everything on my wi-fi app as I can do when I go down there and click on the buttons that control the programming. I should be able to set the time, hardness, set for recharge, etc... One thing I will mention. They say put the output hoses an inch or two in front of the drain, so it can empty into the drain. I came down shortly after install and charge and the water was SHOOTING out of the hose and hitting the back wall in the mechroom. Had to then buy another longer hose and feed it down the drain, so as not to flood the mechroom again.
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5 Stars

So far so good

Julio1959 5/12/2020

I had to replace a 2 year old water boss that I had to unplug and plug back in every week. The GE unit uses a lot less salt also.
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4 Stars

Very good water softener for DIY

DavidDIY 5/12/2020

It was a DIY project and I did make multiple trips to get the parts for the connection due to the connector type change on the inlet with the new smart valve addition. I hope GE would include an adaptor for that. Other than that, it has been working well and good to have the smart monitor feature.
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5 Stars

Lots of great features and works well.

Nunya Bizness 5/4/2020

I would buy another based on performance but the stupid survey suck.
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5 Stars

Ultra modern

Johnl1957 5/4/2020

This product is energy efficient & easy to set up.
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1 Stars

It does not soft the water

Horacio79 5/3/2020

I bought the product and and checked the water hardness and it remains the same. I did all the procedures recommend in the manual and no improvements at all. I adjusted the mix hard/soft water I regenerated the tank I confirmed that the valve is is service and unfortunately the hard water remains. If GE does not provide support to resolve the problems this week I'll return the product.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Love it!

Mike M715 4/28/2020

We love the features! It was very easy to install!
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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

GE GXSHC40N

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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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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No, I do not recommend this product

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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

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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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