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GE 3/4 in. Inlet Whole House Water Filtration System

The GE Household Water Filtration Unit filters water at your main water supply to help reduce sediment, sand and rust to help provide clean, clear water throughout your home. Certified by the NSF, the unit has a remote filter light that reminds you when to change the filter (not included). Hardware is included for fast, convenient installation.
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how do you install this on the sink and please reply

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arnulfo
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July 22, 2011
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estring1
Los Angeles, CA, USA
July 8, 2013
I suggest that you do not install this on your sink. I understand that this is much less costly than an under sink system, but this has 3/4" or 1/2 inch threads and is meant or filtering the whole house. You don't want to have to monkey around with all the adapters and fittings needed to make that work. You'll spend almost as much, with more headache. I will suggest an under sink model below. This unit is just a suggestion. Good Luck! :)
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July 25, 2011
Hello, This is Donna from GE and I will be happy to help you.

It is a very simple installation. The installation instructions are included with the waterfiltration unit.
It is not installed on the sink. It is connected to the water line under the sink.

Required Tools and Accessories for Installation.
■ 2 wrenches: 11⁄8″ and 11⁄4″
■ Pipe cutter
■ Ruler or tape measure
■ Cordless drill and a 3/16″ drill bit (optional)
■ File
■ Emery paper
■ Screwdriver
■ (2) 3⁄4″ compression adapters with
ferrule and nut (compatible to home
plumbing)
■ UL-approved grounding clamps and
6-gauge grounding wire
■ Teflon tape
■ If unit is to be installed on plastic,
PVC or galvanized plumbing, separate
hardware must be purchased
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DOES THIS FILTER COME WITH FILTERS IN THEM OR DO YOU HAVE TO BUY THEM

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BILL
SOUTHFIELD MI.
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February 26, 2014
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MattFL
Suncoast, FL
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
March 10, 2014
This comes with no filter media. You get the housing and select the media you want for your application. They come in 4 filter levels, from carbon (smallest particle size) to paper (largest particle size) and run about $10 for a 2-pack
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Wynter514
March 15, 2014
You have to buy them separately. The highest quality (and price) filter is only about $12 for a pack of two.
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February 26, 2014
Hello,
This is Joyce from GE. I will be happy to help. The filters are sold separately. Use this filtration system with replacement filters FXWTC, FXUSC, FXWPC or FXWSC.

Thanks so much for checking with us. Have a good day!
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EdCo
Baltimore, MD
July 6, 2014
no, you have to buy them. $10 for 2 filters that last 3 months each
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how do you unscrew the sump pump when it was screwed on too tight

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roxstar
Buffalo New York
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February 19, 2013
trying to replace filter...turned the sump wrong way..no screwed on too tight
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February 19, 2013
Hello Roxstar,

Thank you for yur inquiry on the GE Opaq Whole House System model # GXWH04F.

I would suggest to make sure the presure is off and drain the lines by turning on the closest faucet. Use the hd wrench, if not available you can try a Semi-Strap filter wrench to get better leverage.

I hope this helps!

Donna with GE
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bonmot
New England
Home Improvement Profile: Professional
April 19, 2014
First, did you press the red pressure relief button on top of the housing? If pressure has built up inside the filter, the vacuum will make it hard to turn. Next, the housing comes with a plastic wrench which should work most of the time. If you lost that, you can use one of those plumber's strap wrenches. (See picture).
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I would like to get a 1 micron filter. Can I use any 9.75" x 2.25" filter with this filter?

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Campi
Mamaroneck, NY
about 3/4 in. Inlet Whole House Water Filtration System on
August 25, 2014
GE does not seems to sell a filter lower than 5 microns for this unit. I would like to get to 1 micron. There are many other filter companies available as long as this is a standard size.
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August 26, 2014
Hello - this is Nancy at GE and I am happy to help you with regard to this whole house water filtration system.

We recommend using the FXWTC, FXUSC, FXWPC or the FXWSC filters. Since our filters have been designed to meet specific requirements, we do not support altering or changing any aspect of the design.

I hope this helps! Thanks for checking with us!
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