Ge Water Softener Bypass Valve: The Simple Solution For A Hard Problem

A bypass valve controls the water supply to a water softener. When a bypass valve is in place, the water softener is bypassed. Check your bypass valve frequently to ensure it works properly because your water treatment system relies on it.

The Water Boss GE Water Softener Bypass Valve is a genuine OEM replacement valve for GE and Hotpoint water softeners. This bypass valve allows you to stop water flow while allowing your water softener to work. Ensure the electrical power and water supply is disconnected before installing this piece. Wear work gloves to protect your hands.

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Ge WS15X10053 Water Softener Bypass Valve Review

Ge is the world’s largest manufacturer of OEM water pump parts such as this bypass valve WS15X10053. When you need a new or replacement part for your water softener, you can trust that Ge is the only source for genuine OEM parts.


This genuine original equipment manufacturer (OEM) part is for water softeners. Bypass valve WS15X10053 stops water flow into the water softener while still allowing water to flow to your faucets. Please turn off the water supply and disconnect electrical power to the water softener before you install this part. Wear work gloves.


The WS15X10012 is a replacement valve bypass for GE water softeners, which can replace the original valve bypass. The WS15X10012 valve bypass is a two-part valve bypass that can bypass the valve in GE water softeners. It is made of plastic and is commonly used to bypass the valve in GE water softeners that use this valve bypass. The WS15X10012 valve bypass is also known as a water softener by-pass valve or a valve bypass assembly. The Ge water softener bypass is a valve that eliminates the hassle of water shortages and is especially useful in water restrictions.


The by-pass valve is a necessary component of a water softener system. It allows the water to flow into the water softener when the regeneration cycle is not taking place. This is a necessary component for the water softener to function properly. This valve is made by GE and fits the GE water softener system. It is made of high-impact plastic and is an OEM part, so GE makes it fit its products. This valve works with various GE water softener systems, including: WS15X10012, WS15X10014, WS15X10017, WS15X10019, WS15X10021, WS15X10022.

How to install a GE Water Softener Bypass Valve

How to install a GE Water Softener Bypass Valve

Insert the replacement bypass valve into the water softener while it is attached to your house. Plug the yellow-colored plastic housing (the black part you see in the photos) into the water softener. Place the gray-white lead-free solder tubing around the orange plastic housing. This tubing connects the yellow housing and the red bypass valve. You will see the yellow and orange connections touching each other. Cut any cross-connections. Tighten the red PVC cap onto the plastic housing and the red cap on the yellow housing. Finally, connect the green end of the white tube to the back of the yellow PVC cap on the bypass valve. After you’ve installed the GE Water Softener Bypass Valve, turn off the water supply to the water softener.

GE Water Softener Bypass Valve why you need one

GE Water Softener Bypass Valve why you need one

Flush Valve - Replaces the built-in bypass valve on many GE and Hotpoint water softeners. Flush Valve - Replaces the built-in bypass valve on many GE and Hotpoint water softeners. Service intervals - Built-in bypass valve limits the time water softeners are available for service. Built-in bypass valve limits the length of time water softeners are available for service. Environmental filters - Built-in bypass valve keeps carbon and other contaminants out of the water. Built-in bypass valve keeps carbon and other contaminants out of the water. Cap and Rotor - The water softener evaporator needs to be replaced. The water softener evaporator needs to be replaced. Water pressure - Water softeners can become clogged and stop working.

Instructions for installing the GE Water Softener Bypass Valve

Instructions for installing the GE Water Softener Bypass Valve

Step 1: Remove the old bypass valve. Remove the old bypass valve. 

Step 2: Install the new bypass valve in place. Install the new bypass valve in place. 

Step 3: Install the new bypass valve on the main water line near your water heater. You should be able to squeeze it with your finger if it’s close enough. Install the new bypass valve on the main water line near your water heater. You should be able to squeeze it with your finger. 

Step 4: Run the main water supply from your water heater to the valve. You will have to wait for the valve to reset. Run the major water supply from your water heater to the valve. Wait for the valve to reset. 

Step 5: Connect the electrical supply lines to the switch for your home’s water softener.

The benefits of installing GE Water Softener Bypass Valve

The benefits of installing GE Water Softener Bypass Valve

Have you ever thought about having a bypass valve installed on your water softener? Would you prefer to replace your GE Water Softener Bypass Valve because it doesn’t look, feel, or work the same as the others you have seen? If you are concerned, we can install a bypass valve that will make it look like you have a GE water softener but will still allow water to go into your home’s plumbing.

Why a water the softener bypass valve is needed

Many water softeners also have at least one bypass valve that allows water to flow in and out while switching from softening to reversing the flow. However, you often find that this bypass valve is turned off when the softener is not in use, but sometimes it is left on. This bypass valve also has a switch to turn the flow back on when you want to use the water for laundry. You may connect the water supply directly to the washing machine if the water supply is disconnected. So that the water is boiling while the softener is on. Does the water softener bypass valve work on a GE Water softener? Yes, the bypass valve will work on any GE Water Softener, regardless of the model number.

What to do when a bypass valve isn’t enough

What to do when a bypass valve isn’t enough

The water softener must be removed from the kitchen. Remove any residue in the water softener; the odor shows either an imbalance in the softener components or a clogged flapper. Check for dirt in the softener chute or on the plumbing cap. Replace or clean any lids over the pipes in the unit and disconnect the unit’s water supply. Test the softener and flush with water to get rid of the minerals and then flush the unit’s plumbing. Install the bypass valve and watch for air leaks, clogs, and sediment buildup in the water lines. If you still have trouble making your water drinkable, contact the manufacturer. They may offer you a replacement part.

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Final Thoughts

The Ge Water Softener Bypass Valve is a great way to improve the way your Ge Water Softener works. Soft water is not only good for washing your clothes or dishes but also for health reasons. However, if you’re not careful, you might be tempted into buying the wrong bypass valve, which might do more harm than good.