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GE GXSH40V 40,200 Grain Water Softener review

The GE GXSH40V 40,200 Grain Water Softener has a large grain capacity and SmartSoft technology.

GE GXSH40V 40,200 Grain Water Softener review
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Our Verdict

The GE GXSH40V 40,200 Grain Water Softener is great value for money, softening water for a whole home using clever features.

For

  • Large capacity
  • Easy to install
  • SmartSoft technology

Against

  • Some users had issues with packaging

The GE GXSH40V 40,200 Grain Water Softener has been designed to soften water across a household of around four people. 

Its grain capacity is 40,200 and it has the capability to remove up to 125 GPG (grains per gallon). With large capacity water softeners ranging from hundreds of dollars, into well over the thousand dollar mark, the GE GXSH40V 40,200 Grain Water Softener is a great value option for the size and functionality it offers. Many other models that have the same capacity are well over $1,000.

To find the best option for your home, we’ve put together a guide to the best water softeners.

GE GXSH40V 40,200 Grain Water Softener: Features 

The GE GXSH40V 40,200 Grain Water Softener is suitable for whole-home water softening and is great for areas with particularly hard water. 

This water softener removes minerals from your home’s water supply but also removes 8 PPM (parts per million) of iron and has electronic controls so that you can monitor the machine. The GE GXSH40V has a service flow rate of 9.5. 

Complete with SmartSoft technology, this water softener will get to know how much water your family uses so that it can make sure you don’t go without soft water. The electronic controls will also give you an empty indicator so that you can see when you need to refill the salt tank. 

GE GXSH40V 40,200 Grain Water Softener review

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Renowned for making quality water softeners, GE also claims that this water softener uses 35% less water than its pre-2009 models.

What’s more, the GE GXSH40V has the functionality to let you choose how soft you want your water to be with the custom blending valve. There’s also a self-cleaning sediment filter that will help to prevent damage to your home’s plumbing. 

As a salt-based system, this home water softener requires a power connection for its control unit and a wastewater drain for the used brine solution from the regeneration cycle. The control panel lets you schedule the regeneration cycle for a specific time, such as late at night so that it does not interfere with your household water use.

The GE GXSH40V 40,200 Grain Water Softener has a one-year warranty on the entire appliance.  

GE GXSH40V 40,200 Grain Water Softener: User reviews  

The GE GXSH40V has an average user rating of 4.4 out of five stars on Home Depot. Users claim this water softener is ‘easy to install’, ‘compact’, and is ‘a great softener for the price’. Some users, however, reported issues with the water softener arriving broken. Some suggested the product appears to be poorly made and looks ‘cheap’. 

Should you buy the GE GXSH40V 40,200 Grain Water Softener? 

The GE GXSH40V 40,200 Grain Water Softener offers a large capacity and useful features. It will soften enough water for a household of up to four people. Installation is fairly easy and if you’re looking for good value for money, this is a great option.