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AR Blue Clean 1500 PSI (Electric-Cold Water) Hand Carry Pressure Washer

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Grade
Style
Water Pressure
1500
PSI
Water Flow
1.5
GPM
Cleaning Speed
2250
Cleaning Units
Engine
N/A
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Renowned Annovi Reverberi (AR) Quality- CSA approved
Famous for high performance pressure washers

AR 3 Axial-Piston Wobble Plate Pump
Tempered stainless steel plungers last longer than other brands
Durable and cost effective

Total Stop System Increases Pump Life
Shuts down pump when trigger is released, prevents overheating

Automatic Safety Valve With Pump Head Pressure Shut Off
Increases operator safety and unit longevity

Versatile Adjustable Spray Wand
Rotates from wide spray to pencil jet

Detergent Applicator Bottle Included
Attaches to wand for proper detergent/water mix

Built In Wand And Trigger Gun Holder
Keeps parts handy on the side of the unit
Includes 20 foot hose, wand, trigger gun & foamer bottle

Wall Storage Bracket
Stores compactly & saves floor space



Model
  Model Number:AR118
 UPC:851243127357
 Manufacturer:AR
 Made in USA:No
Motor
 Motor Type:Universal
 Motor Voltage:120-Volt Single-Phase
 Amps:11 Amps
 Power Cord Length:35 ft GFCI
Pump
 Pump Brand:AR
 Pump Type:Wobble
 Adjustable Pressure:No
 Chemical Injection:Detergent Bottle
Housing
 Frame Type:Hand Carry
 Wheels:Not Applicable
Hose
 Hose Length:20 ft
 Hose Material:PVC/Plastic
 Hose Diameter:1/4 Inch
 Hose Connections:Quick-Connect
Spray Gun
 Spray Gun Connection:Quick-Connect
 Spray Gun Grade:Residential
 Spray Gun Wand:Adjustable
 Spray Tips:Not Applicable
 Turbo Nozzle:Sold Separately
Overview
 Weight:19 Lbs.
 Dimensions:13L x 14W x 9H
 Mfr Consumer Warranty:1 Year

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  11 Questions
Q: Model AR118 seems to be exactly what I am looking for to help with mold problem in bathroom. Is there a hose connection adaptor that can be connected to the faucet in sink? Would make it the perfect pressure washer for in-home use....
Thanks
Jim Davis

by James Davis from South Carolina on June 06, 2014

A: We don't recommend using a pressure washer in a confined space- a normal garden hose puts out around 30 PSI, so this unit, even though it's small in size, is putting out 50 TIMES that amount of water every minute. I'm worried that it would do more harm than good.

There are adaptors that will let you attach a garden hose to your faucet (it's how you would fill up a waterbed). Then you could use a garden hose spray head to get a strong spray without blasting the grout out of your tiles, or hurting yourself with the back spray.


by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I have this unit and want to buy a aftermarket foam lance. What type of a brass fitting/type will I need to buy to use the foam gun with this exact model?
by Chris on March 21, 2012

A: Since AR has very unique fittings, you will have to purchase an AR brand foamer attachement.

Unfortunately we do not carry an AR foamer or any foamer that would work with the AR brand pressure washers.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: WILL A WATER SUPPLY FROM A GRAVITY FED DRUM WORK WITH THIS UNIT NEED TO WASH BIKES AT THE TRACK THANKS BOB
by BOB on February 25, 2012

A: No, more than likely it will not. This machine not only requires at least 2 gpm's of water coming into the machine, you also need about 40-50 psi going to the machines intake in order to get proper operation.

Your best option would be to look into purchasing a Karcher brand machine. After initially priming their machines, all of Karcher's pumps have the capability to accept water from a tank with minimum psi and gpm's.

I am posting a link to all of the Karcher machines we carry:

Karcher Pressure Washers
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Hi Bill!

I am in the designing and bidding process of modifying my heavy equipment service truck with a pressure washing capability.

I need you to find me the right model (please!)

It has to be electric powered(I have an onboard generator), medium to low pressure, but most important..... weather proof.

It will be mounted to my truck and exposed to the elements 24 hours a day. And a model that is easy to drain (freeze proof) would be a big plus.

What do you think sir? can you find me the perfect one?

by Anonymous on October 16, 2011

A: Unfortunately we do not carry any pressure washers that are fully weather proof, especially in an electric version. Your best option, from what we offer, would be to purchase either a Kranzle or DirtKiller brand electric pressure washer. Both of those brands use freeze proof pumps on their machine.

I am posting a link to both brands below:


Kranzle

DirtKiller
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Having trouble finding an electric that will work on a low pressure gravity feed. Seems some will not work at all, only on hose pressure. What models would be good for this?
by Ron from New Jersey on September 22, 2011

A: The only brands of pressure washers that could do what you are looking for is either Karcher, Kranzle, or Dirkiller. All other brands of electric pressure washers will NOT be capable of this. This AR machine will NOT do what you are looking to do.

I am posting a few links below to these 3 brands of products we offer:

Karcher Pressure Washers

Kranzle Pressure Washers

DirtKiller Pressure Washers
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Is the unit (AR Blue Clean 1500) "new" or "refurbished"? Also, what is the warranty period and who supplies the warranty coverage?
by Tom from Pennsylvania on July 25, 2011

A: All pressure washers we offer are completely brand new, direct from the manufacturer. We do not even offer "refurbished" or "reconditioned" machines on our site. This model comes with a 1 year manufacturer's warranty. Any issues with the machine within that period would be handled by AR directly.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I like the AR Blue Clean 1500 psi and I wanted to know if it can be mounted on a wall with the bracket that is attached? can I add a 50 foot hose and if you have them what is the cost?
by Monti Joines from Maine on June 15, 2011

A: In most cases you could mount this, but would not be a pressure washer I would deem suitable for mounting, it just does not have the power to add on long extension hoses. If you wanted to do something like this, I would suggest going with the AR610 or 620. None of these though are really meant to be put on a wall, but with the correct bracket could be done.

Thanks,

Pressure Washers Direct
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Moving to a house on the water with a boat house, need something small to wash the bird droppings from the deck . Will the little 1500 unit do the job.
Thanks a bunch

by Bill Ducz from Florida on May 07, 2011

A: Yes, this would be fine for something like that. Worse case, you would have to add a little detergent from time to time.

Thanks,

Pressure Washers Direct
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Is this unit powerful enough to remove grafitti with paint off a wooden fence? I have kids who keep using my fence as an art canvas, and need to find something that will pull the paint out of the wooden fence.
by Cindee Zentz from Colorado on May 05, 2011

A: To do a job like this, you really should use a gas pressure washer. More than likely you would want to use a rotary/turbo nozzle as well. Removing paint from wood can be a little tricky as well. In most instances you may end up damaging the wood, so you have to be real careful and you may not be able to get all of it.

Thanks,

Pressure Washers Direct
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Hi i am looking for Ar118 model my country voltage 220 volt can you advise me .
by David Tan on April 11, 2011

A: Unfortunately this model only comes in 120 Volt.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Can an extension cord be used or is it limited to the 25 foot power cord it comes with? How will this unit work for cleaning of a ski boat?
by Jeff from Idaho on April 04, 2011

A: Using an extension cord is not recommended with electric pressure washers. However, if the situation requires you to do so, you can use a 25' cord as long as it is an outdoor rated 14 gauge cord. You may increase the extension cord length up to 50' but then you have to increase the size of the cord to a 12 gauge cord.
by Mike, Product Expert
AR AR118 Reviews & Ratings
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Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Light Weight (29)
Price (23)
Easy To Use (22)
Easy To Store (11)
I'd Buy It Again (10)
Cons
Durability (4)
Bad Instructions (4)
Noisy (1)
Wish It Had A Turbo Nozz... (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
89% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Total Reviews
120 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
3566 Helpful Votes
Pressure Washers Direct Recommended

AR is famous for their high performance pumps, and even in this economical hand held unit they put in a pump that's a step above most units in this price range.

The pump has 3 stainless steel plungers that are more durable than the typical wobble plate pumps on other units in this class.

If that wasn't enough to earn our top spot, there's also a new lineup of AR Blue Clean accessories to make your cleaning projects even easier.
Mike Recommends This Model
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Wolfgang L.
Jacksonville, FL
Total Helpful Votes
31 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
OCT.
28
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Under Pressure And Liking It!
A note of thanks for your seamless online ordering and delivery process. My AR118 electric pressure washer was out of the box and delivering great results within 4 business days.

Thanks too for your easy to navigate website which made it easy to sift thru options. Under pressure and liking it !
Wolfgang Recommends This AR Product
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319
Raul P.
Cape Coral, FL
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 11/20/13
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
APR.
08
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Lasted Just Over 1 Year And 5 Uses
Bought this pressure washer, and after just over a year and 5 uses it stopped working. Would not turn on. I believe it has a built in ground fault in the outlet that must have failed. It costs more to fix than to buy another one.
Pros: Light Weight, Price, Easy To Store
Cons: Durability, Low Quality, Unreliable
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Raul,
I do see you bought the extended warranty on the product. Give the folks at WarrenTech a call at 1-800-342-5349. They should be able to get you to a repair center to get the unit operating. Any questions, give us a call at 800-710-7499.
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Brand Rep
Raul,
Raul, I am sorry to hear about your AR118 not working. As with all of our products we will stand by this and do what we can to make you a happy and satisfied customer. My name is James C. and I am the customer service manager and would love to speak with you. Please call me at 1-866-235-5112.
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Mickey Carpenter
Decatur, TX
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 5/5/14
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
26 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
03
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Love My Ar Blue Clean 1500!!!!!!!!
I love my new AR Blue Clean 1500! I was finally able to get my hubby to clean the shower!!!.
Mickey Recommends This AR Product
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John F.
Essex, CT
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 4/28/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ar Blue Clean 1500 - Compact Versatile Power Washer
This light weight compact electric power washer with detergent dispenser is the perfect tool to clean our deck at home and the fiberglass decks and tight bilges of our cruising sailboat and its tender. 1500 psi is ample power.

Hose and cord coils neatly and unit comes with wall hangers for tidy storage. A great price with quick delivery. Clearly, I am very pleased with the AR118 blue clean power washer.
John Recommends This AR Product
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Frederic L.
Hendersonville, NC
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 4/2/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
15
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Customer Service Better Than Manufacturer
I order two of these from the manufacturer back in March and after 7 days I called to check on order and found that they did not know. The next day I called and they told me they were back ordered (not available) after paying and waiting two weeks. I tried to be somewhat nice about it, but just told them I would find a supplier to shop it ASAP and they would refund my purchase.

If I remember correctly, Tony was the salesman that took my order and even checked with a warehouse staff to touch... more
Frederic Recommends This AR Product
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Ana U.
Fallbrook, CA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 4/1/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
15
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Not What I Was Hoping For
The idea is great but the utility is bad. I have several other larger power washers so I thought having a smaller one would be great. The problem with this one is the hose connection. It is difficult to connect and it leaks water which trips the switch so that the machine cannot be turned on. Very frustrating. Also, all the parts are plastic and not well made. I would just stick with a little larger, more reliable unit.
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Ana,
I apologize for the issues you are having. I would recommend reaching out to the folks at AR since the unit is still under warranty. They can be reached at 866-235-5112
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Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Ana,
Hello, This is Tom from Blue Clean Customer Service. Ana mentioned the garden hose adapter leaked when the connected to the garden hose and 118. The leaking problem was likely due to having the two adapters connected backwards. The clear adapter has Metric threads and must be screwed onto the water inlet on the 118. The blue/black adapter has garden hose threads and must attached to the end of the garden hose. If the clear adapter is screwed onto the end of the garden hose, it will leak as Metric and garden hose threads do not match and therefore cannot create a watertight fit.

It is unfortunate that Ana did not contact Customer Service at 866-235-5112 as we could have corrected the leaking problem and she would have had the chance to see what a great power washer the 118 truly is. :>)
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Richard B.
Montpelier, VA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 4/23/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
15
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Compact Washer
This the second AR power washer we own. The first is a 383 (1900PSI) which works great, but is a little bulky to transport. I saw the 118 and thought the compact size is just what I needed for portability. I was impressed with the size and how the attachments stowed nicely into the body of the compressor.

Two things to note: The sprayer only comes with one sprayer attachment, not two like my 383. It is a wand that can adjust from a fan to a point spray. The other item was mentioned by... more
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James F.
Turnersville, NJ
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 4/19/15
REVIEWED
MAY.
11
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
So Far So Good
Used a couple times and has worked well so far. Happy with washer.
James Recommends This AR Product
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Michele C.
Decatur, TX
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 5/5/14
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
26 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUN.
17
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Little Pressure Washer!
This is a GREAT pressure washer for most household chores. We live on a small ranch and it is plenty big enough to clean off our deck boards, clean out dirty horse troughs, and wash off concrete.

Unless you have fairly heavy duty jobs this unit will fit the bill. Very light and super easy to hook up. Only drawback.......the hose connection/filter is plastic so I am VERY careful when using it to make sure it doesn't snap off. Other than that - 5 stars +.
Pros: Light Weight, Price, Easy To Use, Quiet
Cons: Durability
Michele Recommends This AR Product
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Dee T.
REVIEWED
JUL.
23
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect For Cleaning Equipment
I volunteer for an organization that lends some medical assist equipment to those in need short term. Cleaning and sanitizing 50-60 pieces was so much easier and completed in a very short time.

The unit I used was donated by two friends, and after using it I bought one myself for home use. Great little power washer.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Fast
Cons: No Telescoping Wand Available For Gutter Cleaning
Dee Recommends This AR Product
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Walter W.
Cincinnati, OH
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 7/21/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
23
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great
I bought it to wash my sailboat at he dock. Sailboats collect lots of spiders, and their droppingsare hard to remove on the non-slip deck. This machine did the job. The service for parts was great, I would recommend it to any one for small jobs.
Walter Recommends This AR Product
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