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AR Blue Clean 1600 PSI (Electric-Cold Water) Pressure Washer

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Heavy Duty Universal Motor
Plugs into standard 12 amp household outlet

AR 3 Axial-Piston Wobble Plate Pump
Stainless steel plungers last longer than other brands

Lightweight Compact Vertical Cabinet
Handy wheels make it easy to move & store

On-Unit Accessory Storage
Keeps foamer bottle & hose handy

Total Stop System
Motor shuts off when trigger is released
Prolongs motor life

Adjustable Spray Nozzle
Twist from wide spray to powerful pencil point spray

Detergent Foamer Bottle
Adds detergent to water stream
Easy to clean, stores in the back of the pressure washer

1 Year Factory Warranty
Limited to materials & workmanship; not wear or misuse

  Model Number:AR142
 Made in USA:No
 Motor Type:Universal
 Motor Voltage:120-Volt Single-Phase
 Amps:12 Amps
 Power Cord Length:30 ft GFCI
 Pump Brand:AR
 Pump Type:Wobble
 Adjustable Pressure:No
 Chemical Injection:Detergent Bottle
 Frame Type:2-Wheel Cart
 Hose Storage:Hook
 Hose Length:20 ft
 Hose Material:PVC/Plastic
 Hose Diameter:1/4 Inch
 Hose Connections:Threaded
Spray Gun
 Spray Gun Connection:Bayonet
 Spray Gun Grade:Residential
 Spray Gun Wand:Adjustable
 Spray Tips:Not Applicable
 Weight:16.5 Lbs.
 Dimensions:10.6L x 9.6W x 19.1H
 Mfr Consumer Warranty:1 Year
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  3 Questions
Q: Do the ar pressure washers have the ability to siphon water from containers instead of faucet hose?
by Edward Lechner from Pennsylvania on May 16, 2015

A: These models need water pressure feed into them and are not self priming.
by Mike, Product Expert
Q: I am planning to purchase this washer to use it also to clear the drain when it cloges, what type of drain cleaning hose should I buy with this product. I want to make sure before I buy it that the two products will fit to each other. I am looking to buy the North star 60 fit drain hose.

by Loucine Kasparian from California on June 06, 2012

A: The only pipe cleaning hose we carry at the moment is Karcher 25' Pipe Cleaning Kit. It's bayonet connector will only fit Karcher electric pressure washers up to 2300 PSI.

The hose you mentioned is the store brand of one of our competitors, so you wouldn't be able to order it from us. My educated guess is that it will have an M22 (22 millimeter threaded) fitting meant for gas units up to 3000 PSI, so it wouldn't work with any Consumer-grade electric unit.

by Mike, Product Expert
Q: Hey Bill. looking at this Blue Clean AR 142 P power washer and my question it any good for powwr washing 2 story vinyl homes...
by Jackie from Rhode Island on June 01, 2012

A: Since washing a 2 story house can take hours, we recommend a gas unit for this job to eliminate the possibility of overheating.

The AR142 can do a good job on the first story, depending on the size of the house. You may have to do one side at a time if it's a big house, so the unit won't overheat.

To do the second story you will need to go up a ladder 8 or 10 feet to thoroughly wash under the eaves, while still making sure the unit doesn't overheat. It's really not the best tool for the job.

If you only do the house once a year, it might make more sense to keep the AR142 for washing cars, small patios & small decks; then rent a larger gas unit to get the house done quickly & efficiently.

by Mike, Product Expert
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4.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 54.4 out of 5
Easy To Use (5)
Price (3)
Light Weight (2)
Quiet (2)
Reliable (1)
Bad Instructions (2)
Stream Not As Strong For... (1)
Soap Bottle Too Small (1)
Durability (1)
Low Quality (1)
50% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Anita F.
Greers Ferry, AR
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 10/8/15
Most Helpful Positive Review
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This One Is Just Right
Very pleased! I had, a few years ago, bought another brand, which did not hold up, and also leaked.

So far, this washer does not leak, is perfect for the small jobs I use it for: cleaning the deck, windows, outside of the house.....Haven't washed the car yet, but I will. I am an older didn't want or need a big, high powered washer.

This one is just right.
Anita Recommends This AR Product
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Norm R.
Brownsville, TX
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 2/10/15
Most Helpful Critical Review
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
So Far Ok
The first problem is the terrible owner's manual. This thing is next to worthless. I contacted manufacturer with same complaint and told them as a professional writer, if I produced something this sorry, I'd never write another piece for anyone. A rep said the manual was being "updated" as we speak. But I never heard from them again after pointing out specifics of the worthless manual...guess they don't like criticism.

As far as the unit itself, I used it the first time and it... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Easy To Store
Cons: Low Quality, Bad Instructions, Durability
Norm Does Not Recommend This Product
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Charles K.
Rockvale, TN
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Used just a few times, washed 10 x 15 deck S10 and lawnmower. Now motor is burning up. Nice while it worked.
Charles Does Not Recommend This Product
Manufacturer Response
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Anytime there is an issue with out products we want to hear from you. The AR Blue Clean pressure washers have a One Year "Bumper to Bumper" warranty and if we cannot get the machine back up and running over the phone we will replace the machine for free. Please call me.

James Chanaka
Ecommerce & Customer Service Manager

A.R. North America, Inc.
140 81st Avenue North East
Fridley, MN 55432

Tel: 763-398-6082
Fax: 763-398-2009
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Daryl S.
Sun City, AZ
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 4/20/12
Total Helpful Votes
40 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My First Pressure Washer Experience
I bought this model after very little on line research. I am a novice with pressure washers, never worked one never even seen one work before so I was kind of intimidated by the thing.

My reason for this purchase was to power wash and strip old paint off of about 185 of 6 foot wood fence. This unit worked flawless right out of the box.

I took my time assembling and had no problems getting it put together. Figuring out how it all worked didnt take much time either. I loved the stop &... more
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Jim T.
Newtown, CT
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 7/5/12
Total Helpful Votes
25 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Little Power Washer
My house was turning green & I was thinking of hiring somebody to powerwash it, after getting prices for getting the job done
a friend suggested me buying my own powerwasher & saving the money I would've spent getting the job done commercially! I went online & typed in Powerwashers which brought up several choices to chose from.

I was fortunate to have picked Power Washers Direct as my first choice. What a selection & price range, I didnt realize there was SO many different... more
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Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 6/25/12
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Luvin' It!
The title says it all. Although I haven't used it for everything that I will, I don't for see any problems. The way it's designed makes for easy setup, keeps the water hose out of your way, and keeps the spray hose where it should be at all times.

Although its an upright model I've had no stability problem. It packs up into a easily stored unit when you're finished, too.

I will mention that my water supply is a well and that it presents no problem with the washer's functioning. I... more
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
When using a pressure washer with a well, you need to make sure you have enough pressure in your line to prime the pressure washer pump, and be careful not to use more water than the well can produce... running dry can be fatal for all but the very best pressure washer pumps.
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Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 7/8/12
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Finally Found One That Worked
Had tried other units, all were taken back.

Saw this brand in a store ad but was to late to purchase one. The person at the store said they went fast, and someone actually drove out of state and purchased two of them.

So, I thought maybe this is one worth looking into. I found Pressure Washers and purchased one. This one will not be going back.

It worked very well on my Eon deck, and am now using it on my concrete porch. It is taking a while to do the porch but the... more
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Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 6/9/12
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good For Any Household
This is a very good around the house type of pressure washer, it has plenty of power to clean siding, decks and patio furniture. I purchased this model because of the tri-plunger pump, which is supposedly the most durable and often found on commercial or heavy duty units. Very satisfied with my purchase and it was shipped very promptly to me. I would recommend this for any household.
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Detroit, MI
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 4/4/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
13 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Go Blue
The written comments on the ad were all true. Set up the unit connected the hose and pluged in the electrical power plug. BEHOLD it did all what it said it would do.

First, it would not start because I put the wand on lock. Once released from locked position- started right up. Adjusted the pressure on the wand -wala- it did what they said it would do.

So far I am impressed what the Italians did with this machine.
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Rosemary D.
St. Clair Shores, MI
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 3/21/14
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Be Careful!
Definitely NOT for an industrial setting. These machines only lasted 6 months. They would be great for cleaning a deck or siding on a home but do not put them in a factory or mill!
Pros: Easy To Use, Price
Rosemary Does Not Recommend This Product
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
We classify this unit as Consumer Grade. The universal motor and wobble pump are fine for light duty homeowner use, but were never meant for commercial or industrial use.

The units we classify as Professional or Commercial Grade have the heavy-duty components that will stand up to the needs of industrial users.
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Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 6/14/12
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine For The Price
Great Machine For the Price.
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