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4.6 | 216 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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4.6 out of 5

89% of reviewers recommend this product.

5 Stars

Easy install and start up.

TSJW 12/31/2020

Easy install and start up we're very happy with this unit. It's great having soft water again.
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4 Stars

Nice features

gemarsh66 12/28/2020

I have only had the unit online for about 2 weeks but so far so good! I would like to see a way to get to the wi-fi features via other home automation systems like SmartThings or Google Assistant.
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5 Stars

Does it's job well

T Meister 12/25/2020

Softens water well and could feel the difference within 1-2 days. Checked the hardness level and see that it lowered the hardness level from very hard to soft. I like the app which allows me to check water usage and flow. Would have been better if it was a tad bit slimmer due to my garage space which was one of the strong factor of considering this model in the first place.
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5 Stars

Efficient!

Boji19 12/20/2020

Compact and efficient. We previously owned GE appliances and have come to expect the same excellent quality!
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4 Stars

Softens the Water, but not the Wifi

Creative Matrixx 12/17/2020

Easy to install, works great, world of a difference. Upgraded for the wifi connectivity, but it doesn't work so; it's the only disappointment. Considering it's an upgrade, it's significant. End of the day, works well.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Easy to setup and install

FrankJones 12/17/2020

Great product that was easy to install and setup. Uses half as much floor space as my last water softener. Inly complaint has to deal with the app. Constantly shows I have no internet connection even though I was able to connect with the softener and am on WiFi.
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5 Stars

Nice remote monitoring of water usage

Ca waterboy 12/16/2020

Flow meters and salt management through the cloud is nice. App version management is weak but should improve over time.
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5 Stars

Awesome softener

David J A 12/16/2020

Our first water Softener ,, The remote functions are awesome, perfect fit for our home and I believe everyone should have this unit, the app is great, we are able to leave our home and watch our water flow and turn our water off and done with this product, we also purchased the Wi-Fi filter system, this is truly a Five Star product. I did a lot of research for this type of product this GE unit is the best I believe, on the market today.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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5 Stars

Great investment!!

Jerbear47 12/13/2020

It's made a very notable difference in our water taste and plaque build up. We could not be happier!!
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5 Stars

So far so good!

Zhanna 12/10/2020

We purchased this unit a few weeks ago. Installation was not difficult. It works great can really tell the difference in the water.
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4 Stars

Good purchase

Macster2B 12/10/2020

This is my first water softer, so far its pretty good.
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5 Stars

all the features at a great price!

rjtml 12/10/2020

we love the watersoftner! This one is even better than our last one that lasted 16 years.
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5 Stars

Modern Water Softener

MLuu 12/9/2020

I bought this water softener mainly for the Wi-Fi remote features. It replaced a 10 year old water softener. I have no problem to install it by myself but it requires you to buy an a 1" MNPT nipple for connecting the remote shutdown valve. The instructions manual doesn't show you how to setup Wi-Fi and the app you have to call an 800 number, but a technical service person assisted me with no waiting time. IN 10 minutes, I completed the Wi-Fi and app setup.
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5 Stars

Easy to use

Cantoo 12/9/2020

Very easy set up and love the WiFi feature to keep an eye on everything!!!
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5 Stars

Compact

JRP56 12/8/2020

Just what I need and DYI I installer myself no plumber needed.
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3 Stars

Leaks at the inlet

CBRjr 12/7/2020

Small leak that has been hard to fix. O ring doesn't seal at the inlet between two plastic pieces.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Best water softener

GE or nothing 12/7/2020

Can find a better easier product to install yourself works flawless looking forward to what GE appliance I'll get next
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5 Stars

Great features

Spatel19 12/5/2020

Very easy to set up and does what it says! Water is softened great!
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5 Stars

Love the daily usage feature

DACTX 12/4/2020

definitely would do it again. Much better than those high priced options.
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5 Stars

Smart Water Softener

Lucky John 12/4/2020

Very pleased with performance and clever "smart" connectivity
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5 Stars

Great water softener

Gator2k 12/3/2020

The softener is well built and works as expected. I especially like the feature that allows me to adjust the back wash and rinse times because without those, the water tastes salty. I set both to 7 minutes and no more salty taste. Also, immediately after I connected my new softener, the water had a strong chemical taste. I adjusted the rinse and backwash to maximum and ran a couple of regeneration cycles and that solved the problem - apparently the beads aren't cleaned during the manufacturing process. I recommend they put a warning at the front of the manual - so it is part of the setup - describing this problem and its solution.
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3 Stars

Basic Unit - Automatic Valve Not Sensitive

BobbyChess 12/3/2020

I bought this for the feature that says you will get an alert if there is a faucet left on. Well, if it is a slow trickle the system does not detect the slow. It will measure if a toilet is running.
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3 Stars

Easy to use, app struggles

Hoosier15 12/2/2020

I purchased this unit from a big box store and, much to my delight, was able to install it very easily. We are about a month in and it seems to be functioning well. Easy to adjust and monitor salt levels. We have not had any luck with the app, which has yet to work. If you are purchasing this unit strictly because of this feature - I would reconsider. Other than that, the product works well.
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4 Stars

So far so good

Gnowell 12/1/2020

Glad we bought this. Dishes, clothes, skin are in better shape now.
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1 Stars

Sorry but it leaks!

TonyD33 12/1/2020

Sorry but it leaks! We have had three licensed plumbers review and take a look at this thing and it still leaks. We don't know what to do with it. Any help would be appreciated. Please help!
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1 Stars

Resin bed failed in 1yr 4months

Hornfan_ATX 11/30/2020

The Resin bed failed in a little over a year and ruined multiple faucets and toilet fill valves. Resin was released throughout my house plumbing and needed to be flushed out. My home is on city water with normal levels of chlorine. I called GE for hopefully an exchange given the resin bed was guaranteed for 10yrs. Unfortunately given the softener had made the golden 1 year cutoff it did not qualify for an exchange or service. I was offered a prorated discount to purchase a new one!?! I spent over $650 on this softener and expected a lot more service given I was going to have to drop additional money on a plumber for damage. There is another reviewer that had this exact problem after just one recharge so buyer beware! Don't buy this piece of junk. One bright side was the wifi leak detection. It did save me some wasted water when a toilet korky was stuck in the up position and I was able to shut water off remotely. Not having a backlit led screen at this price point is also a negative.
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5 Stars

Easy to install and operate

Rcruzin1 11/30/2020

I have been using the softener for about 6 weeks. So far so good. Easy to install and operate. I like how the salt level usage adjusted itself after learning the amount of water we use. The days left of salt adjusted itself. Very happy with the unit and the app in the phone is easy to use.
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5 Stars

Nice Features, Easy Install.

Scotts Water Softner 11/30/2020

Pretty Easy to Install and the taller unit is more efficient with space than shorter wider units. Love the integrated WIFI and electronic shutoff valve.
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5 Stars

Easy to program.

Retiredpartsman 11/25/2020

Install was quick and easy. Water is now softer than it's ever been. Super happy with this unit.
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5 Stars

Smart Water Softener

Fuzzy Bear 11/24/2020

The unit works great! We now have adjustable SOFT water. The smart controls which alert me when to add salt, etc. are very clever. The ability to turn off the water in my home is an added bonus. GE thought of everything!
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2 Stars

Needs improvement

garyn67 11/23/2020

wireless feature does not work - spent 90 mins on phone with tech - did not help
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5 Stars

Great product.

OwenG 11/22/2020

The only thing to watch out for is that the manual says it is shipped with bypass mode off, mine was not. I had no water readings for days. I saw a video with the bypass disengaged and looked at mine. Mine was engaged. I turned the bypass off and now my water softener is working.
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5 Stars

Wl/FI very easy to install

Alliecoot 11/20/2020

The softener was easy to lnstall and set up. The features including WI/FI all are great.
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5 Stars

Great look, fantastic performance and features

Pete93907 11/20/2020

Easy to use, Wi-Fi compatible, easy to load potassium, lots of storage capacity!!!
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5 Stars

The best

Luz stella 11/20/2020

The best, I will buying again. I recommend it for everyone in my family
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5 Stars

Great features and so easy to use.

The Bobby 11/18/2020

Works great. Was easy to install and set up. Now just monitor from my phone app.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Very Nice

EricB80 11/17/2020

Kenmore softener was having issues so I looked at GE since we have no Sears locally. Very quiet when regenerating. The Kenmore used to wake me up, GE is super quiet.
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5 Stars

Works Great and Easy Install

matterman32 11/16/2020

Not too bad of an installation since the house came pre-plummed with a loop in the garage. Shark bite hoses made it even easier. No leaks!
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5 Stars

Great job to soften your water - at a great Price!

Daveg225 11/15/2020

Coming from 20+years of using the "Hey C.....Man" units, I was left not wanting to spend so much money to get soft water back. I did a lot of research and was left with no real good reason not to try the less expensive GE unit. I am so glad I did ! The unit was a very simple installation that I was able to do myself. It has the latest features of a "Smart" unit so you can view status online from your Smart Phone. It will send alerts if it detects a leak by monitoring water flow. You can even turn off the water remote in the event of a leak and you cannot get home. It allows you to see exactly how much water you are using from any fixture in the house by viewing the app on your phone and seeing gallons used per minute.. Interesting to compare how much water is used when flushing a toilet or taking a shower. Very happy with the performance so far. I missed my soft water !
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4 Stars

Decent Filter

Paulywog0667 11/15/2020

Bought a house thats 2012 mechanical unit valve was sticking. You could only manually cycle. With the hundreds of varieties. Home Depot had one in stock. The alkalinity and general hardness is now at stable levels. I haven't retested things like arsenic. From using RODI for cooking/drinking anyways. The unit does filter though.
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3 Stars

Just start to use today

Lionmaru 11/15/2020

I just started to use today, so, I do not have a comment now but we have a GE refrigerator and dish washer.
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5 Stars

GE Smart WIFI Water Softener

AZCarGuy20 11/14/2020

Purchased mine at Home Depot. Home Depot installed it. I was able to connect it to my home WIFI pretty easy. The mobile app is ok. It is for a variety of GE brands and appliances. They need to put more effort into the mobile app. All in all, awesome appliance. WIFI mobile app is ok.
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5 Stars

Simply the best!

Nik27 11/12/2020

In the mid price range there is nothing better in the market than the GE water softener
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5 Stars

simple to operate

ACman 11/5/2020

The softener was easy to install and is performing better than expected. The wifi feature is a added plus. Navigation of your website could be made simpler to connect to the wifi signal.
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5 Stars

Better than expected!!!

RyBread03 10/14/2020

The product was easy to install and it started working and I began seeing and feeling it's effects within 12 hours. the directions were easy to follow and understand.
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5 Stars

Awesome product.

Ccantrell56 10/11/2020

I replaced a much older water softener with a newer, more feature rich model and I love it!
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5 Stars

No more spots!

Jamoncon 10/8/2020

Very happy with this unit. Most importantly, it works. My hard water is hard no more, and now I can drink my tap water and let my dishes dry. It's looking like I don't need to install the whole house filter I bought. I love the unified all-in-one design. It looks good in my garage. It was very easy to install - did it myself. I think the WIFI function is worth the extra money. I was sitting on my couch and got a moderate water flow warning. Seemed strange, but walked through the house and found a running toilet. Had I not been home, I could have remotely turned the water off. I also like that it will warn you when the salt is low. I did have a plastic taste and smell in my water at first, but that went away within a few weeks.
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5 Stars

Easy to install and good features

VijayRag 10/8/2020

Plumber took few hours to install and it is working great. There was a glitch though when the power supply had a broken pin and had to be replaced. GE took a while to ship, they should have done quality check on this basic thing. Happy with this overall..
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5 Stars

Great!

chris4153 10/7/2020

Great addition for my google home smarthome setup. You can remotely shut off the waterflow if needed.
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5 Stars

Great size and fairly easy to install

Jaxgirl 10/7/2020

We bought this wager softener. Has the right size, easy to carry. The installation by the technician was smooth. Great replacement from my old water softener. I love the feature of being able to connect
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