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4.6 | 130 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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4.6 out of 5

90% of reviewers recommend this product.

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Mick33 9/3/2020

Directions for installation were easy to follow. Proper picture images
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4 Stars

It's still running.

Impetus Viscose 9/2/2020

I don't have any problems yet! It's too early to tell. I haven't had it long enough to give it 5 stars.
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4 Stars

Great features

Gorman Household 8/31/2020

We love the product! The back fittings though were a little tricky to install and make sure were working properly. Good product.
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4 Stars

Good but dont get the smart one

TGee 8/29/2020

Gets the job done it seems can feel the difference in the water BUT the smart features are not worth the money. To be smart one should be able to adjust all the settings available directly on the unit on your phone as well then that would be worth the extra money.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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4 Stars

Great features - Wifi connection/ shut-off valve

Harold01 8/29/2020

Overall the unit appears to be a great unit. It has wifi connectivity for remote monitoring and an inlet shut-off valve (if an excessive water flow is detected - the valve will close). Unfortunately, this is the second unit - the first unit failed on setup and required a factory service call. I elected to take the unit back and get a replacement. It is a good thing I did, it was about a week and a half before I was called by a GE certified repair tech to schedule an appointment. Apparently the certified repair tech was on vacation and GE did not reveal that to me when the first unit failed.
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5 Stars

Works well

Mikey23 8/23/2020

Works very well. Unfortunately could not install the shut off valve.
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3 Stars

Does what it's supposed to do, but....

catladylasvegas 8/21/2020

Replaced a 5 year old model due to panel malfunction. Replaced with the exact same model except this one had WiFi. Asked, before I bought it, if I could change all settings on the App. Sales person said yes. Asked the installer the same thing, got the same answer. Not true. Can't change anything with the App. Don't waste your money on the WiFi version, buy the non-WiFi one. Does the exact same thing. And just an FYI, the App the directions tell you to download is incorrect. GE might want to get that right.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Soft water feels great

Chef Gene 8/20/2020

So glad I purchased this water softener. I had calcium build up on my faucets/shower that has increased over the years. Hooked up the softener to supply the whole house with soft water. Followed the directions after sanitizing to run 50 gallons of water to flush out the unit and then I realized when washing my hands that I had soft water throughout my house. It was as if the soap wasn't washing off but in fact I had soft water and clean hands. Worried I would experience an off flavor with the tap water but it was just the same. Installation was moderate, set up was straight forward-following the step by step directions. My recommendation to GE is to add a step by step video for specific model install/set-up so the DIY person can follow along to make the process more user friendly.
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5 Stars

Silky water!

GUMS 8/20/2020

This is a great water softener. It not only creates silky smooth water, but it also monitors your water usage and gives you a remote way to turn off all the water in your house should a leak develop while you are away from home. What a great insurance policy! We love using less than half the amount of soap, shampoo, detergent, conditioner, Etc.
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5 Stars

Great Product!

0110Carlos 8/19/2020

I chose this over other similar priced water softeners for the smart connection and the ability to shut off the water from abroad. I installed it my self, simple and straight forward. Wifi setup was quick too.
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5 Stars

Nice soft skin

Connie62 8/19/2020

I've never had a water softener this unit is perfect my skin is soft and smooth
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5 Stars

Great Product

CallMeSir 8/18/2020

So far so good ... Easy to use and intuitive settings ... Works well ... Whole house solution ...
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4 Stars

Works great

Murugesan 8/17/2020

It is a great design and works perfect. It would be great if the App features are enhanced like when was the last regeneration happened and providing those details.
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5 Stars

We've notices the difference and it does as expect

Elroy712 8/13/2020

We've notices the difference and it does as expect
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5 Stars

Best DIY water sofner

Hmonty0803 8/11/2020

My DIY project for the weekend, I spent two hours and save my self 2600$ on a labor the GE water sofner installation was very easy. Now my water feels silky and does not smell like chlorine best 600$ I spent on HD
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5 Stars

Love new features

KedarN 8/7/2020

I did lot of research and ended up buying this. I love WiFi features. It sends reminders to your mobile phone about any water leaks in the house and salt levels. No other brand have this feature.
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5 Stars

Great water softner.

DeanStephan 8/7/2020

we have really hard water in az this one does the trick no more spots on glass... very happy with purchase
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2 Stars

Does what it supposed to do but....

catalover 8/3/2020

I had to replace a 5 year old water softener due to the panel not working--couldn't change settings. Purchased the WiFi model after being told by multiple people, both sales person and installer, that ALL changes can be made via the app. They can't. I spent in excess of $200 for a feature that doesn't work as I was told. Save your money, buy the non-WiFi model. And it would have been helpful if the actual directions gave the correct APP to download. It's incorrect both online and in the book. Had to call customer service to get the correct app. Typical GE, can't get anything right.
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Really like the WiFi Capability

Dshaw1952 8/3/2020

Pretty straight forward installation. My only issues would be that I wasn't aware the brine tank overflow would need a really low point to drain to. I happened to have a small condensation pump so I used that to pump to a washing machine drain since I don't have a floor drain. One other issue was the automatic water shutoff had female threads not male threads on one end like The return/out flow of the softener so I had to buy a fitting so I could use the great shark bite flex hoses that Lowe's has stocked right next to the units on the floor. Other then those small issues, relatively easy to install.
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4 Stars

Straight forward install

Chas Daz 8/2/2020

Install requires some decent plumbing skills, but instructions are thorough and helpful. Working well so far
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4 Stars

Easy to Install

bschultz 8/2/2020

My previous GE water softener finally went out and the new one easily went in its place. Simple instructions and only took a couple hours. Only thing keeping it from a 5 is the WiFi app was challenging to setup and doesn't seem to provide much value for the extra cost.
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5 Stars

Great features

Nks1960 8/1/2020

Good product so far. Works well. WiFi integration is great. However, wish it provided more useful informative with better sensors
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5 Stars

Works great

dmmorgan85 8/1/2020

We have had hard water for many years and this product works wonderfully
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5 Stars

Great Features Love it!

Kedar Namburi 7/31/2020

I had 14 years old GE water softener which had water leak issues and I replaced with this one. When I did shop around no other water softner's have Wifi feature like this one. It does deduct water leaks and notifies on your mobile phone. I recommend this product only installing Wifi app instructions not provided properly in manual need to call them and they did it within no time. Great Product!
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5 Stars

Easy install. Have some DIY suggestions:

OMajestic1 7/28/2020

Install is not hard. Did it by myself in 3 hours from unload to registration and app install / sync up. First: For all the non plumbers, I am not one but have diy experience from years of trying it myself. Make all of your plumbing connections you can not attached to the softener or existing plumbing. Takes some planning and patience but you will earn dividends in the end. Make the connections on the softener last. That way you are not bending or torquing the adapters or bypass. Shove the adapters in last! The sanitize step needs some editing. There's lots of white paper on the page for this. First you are referred to page 17 which is the page you are on, it's actually 20 You have to go thru all the programming steps first. Now for the app. The url is wrong on page 21. That takes you to a website which has you download the wrong app which does not have softeners. Get the Comfort GE app. Once you have downloaded give the app a little time when you are syncing up your smartphone, the softener and WiFi. And, for some unknown reason just like some of my other smart appliances at the last step the app gives you an error but when you close out the error message the app begins working properly. Registration is not hard but I never understand why the manufacturer can't do registration when you download the app, they ask you for all the same info and the appliance is giving its make and model already also.
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3 Stars

Great features but can't get any help from GE

electrician2510 7/28/2020

Can't get help with wifi otherwise a great project
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5 Stars

Why didn't I do this long ago

GZim 7/27/2020

This unit was very easy to install and set up. Our water has improved and the unit works great.
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5 Stars

Great features!

SmallTownMouse 7/27/2020

Best soft water ever. Minimal salt usage. Love the wifi features for daily monitoring.
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5 Stars

Love the water cutoff feature

RAP18 7/26/2020

i was doing a remodel and decided to replace the water softener while we had a plumber working at the house. I decided on GE-GXSHC40N since it was IOT enabled and had a water cutoff feature. Years ago we had flood in the house. I need GE to support IFTTT or Smartthings to fully automate my solution.
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5 Stars

Does the job. My water is now soft.

DalPal 7/26/2020

This water softener works as advertised. What more can you want? The price was right and the install was a breeze... for my brother who had already installed his. It does take some plumbing know-how. He had it installed and ready to go in about an hour. This unit comes with a device that lets you shut off the water with your phone. You can also receive alerts to tell you if you have a leak. It also shows you about how many more days you have before running out of salt. Overall, it's a great unit and I would recommend it to anyone who needs softer water.
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GXSHC40N with wifi

joeyg123 7/21/2020

Its worth the extra money for the wifi because you can check salt levels from your phone super convenient .
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5 Stars

easy install

georges37 7/20/2020

Great softener easy to hook up. Great product and the price was well worth it.
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5 Stars

Great features

Kedar 7/17/2020

Great features only WiFi connection instructions not provided properly in manual when called them very easy to install
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5 Stars

Easy to install

ZKS7 7/15/2020

The water softener died. There were no replacement parts for the valve. The installation was very simple and straightforward. It was a plug and play. All of the connections were exact. Nothing physical was different. The prior water softener was from SEARS. Nothing was different except for the upgrade to wi-fi and the wifi shut off valve. The instructions for the Wi-Fi did not exist. The phone help (after hours) was terrific. Easy and correct the first time. The technician was very patient and exacting.
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5 Stars

Highly recommended

Zuuk 7/14/2020

The difference has been extremely noticeable with all family members.
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5 Stars

Works excellent!

bleffler0 7/13/2020

Very efficient with the salt usage. Love the wifi connectivity and the app. It tells me how long the current salt is going to last and when I need to go get more.
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5 Stars

Dynamite!!!!!!!

Saltman2000 7/12/2020

Does what is suppose to do. Just wish the app told me when it cycles the Salt regeneration and logged it in the app. Other than that is good.
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5 Stars

Wfi connection

Josh Edwards 7/10/2020

Great product usa made great price wfi ability easy install
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No, I do not recommend this product

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5 Stars

Easy to install

Chris_LTD 7/10/2020

This was a perfect purchase. First the install was EXTREMELY simple. Second the setup went flawless. And lastly using the app I can see my water consumption as well as control the flow valve from afar. Overall amazing!
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5 Stars

Fantastic!

rsklr 7/2/2020

We love our new water softener! It is fantastic that it is wifi! I can check the amount of water we use on a daily basis along with looking at how many days we have left with salt! Great purchase!!
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5 Stars

So far everything is working as expected.

AlexRv 7/1/2020

So far everything is working as expected. The installation and configuration was straightforward. Gradually within 3 days we started to notice the water been softer
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No hardwater

Rickpj22 7/1/2020

Super water softener cleans out the minerals in our water and don't have to worry about huge mineral deposits on any appliances, facets, toilets, dishwasher, washer or fridge water dispenser. Wish would have gotten sooner. Was fairly easy to install and program! Would purchase again!
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5 Stars

Works as advertised

dcsjc 6/30/2020

The soft water is great! Soap is so much more effective and no more hard water spots. Slight chemical taste and odor to the water for the first several days but that is gone now. I could swear that water pressure has increased throughout the house. Maybe the pipes are getting descaled?
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5 Stars

All in one unit!

Tailgate 6/23/2020

Easy to install if you can do a little plumbing, electrical just plug it in, controls are easy to follow setup. Unit really softens the water, wish I had done this years ago.
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Works great

rounsy 6/23/2020

I've had numerous water softener over the years, love the ability to get leak alerts and remote shut off of water
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Peace of mind

HardyG 6/22/2020

I'm happy to have a product that not only works well, but also monitors the water flow.
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5 Stars

Awesome. Product noticed a big difference

Slicnic 6/20/2020

Love this Softener system, peace of mind . Great price
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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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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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