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AR Blue Clean 1800 PSI (Electric-Cold Water) Pressure Washer With Hose Reel & Turbo Nozzle

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Grade
Style
Water Pressure
1800
PSI
Water Flow
1.6
GPM
Cleaning Speed
2880
Cleaning Units
Engine
N/A
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Vertical Cabinet With Wheels
Handy wheels make it easy to move & store

Integrated Hose Reel
Keeps hose from tangling & kinking
Fully functional hose reel, can be used with the pressure on

Built In Accessories Holder
Keeps gun & nozzles organized

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

Heavy Duty Universal Motor
Plugs into standard household outlet

Adjustable Spray Nozzle
Twist from wide spray to pencil point spray

Turbo Nozzle Included
Powerful agitator spray thoroughly cleans hard surfaces

Built In Detergent Tank
Applies pressure washer safe detergent

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1 year factory warranty; limited to materials & workmanship



Model
  Model Number:AR390
 UPC:851243130210
 Manufacturer:AR
 Made in USA:No
Motor
 Motor Type:Universal
 Motor Voltage:120-Volt Single-Phase
 Amps:14 Amps
 Power Cord Length:30 ft GFCI
Pump
 Pump Brand:AR
 Pump Type:Triplex Plunger
 Adjustable Pressure:No
 Chemical Injection:Single Detergent Tank
Housing
 Frame Type:2-Wheel Cart
 Wheels:Plastic
Hose
 Hose Storage:30-Ft Reel
 Hose Length:30 ft
 Hose Material:PVC/Plastic
 Hose Diameter:1/4 Inch
 Hose Connections:Threaded
Spray Gun
 Spray Gun Connection:Threaded
 Spray Gun Grade:Residential
 Spray Gun Wand:Adjustable
 Spray Tips:Not Applicable
 Turbo Nozzle:Included
Overview
 Weight:40.7 Lbs. (18.46 kilograms)
 Dimensions:15.74L x 13.77W x 34.17H
(39.98 x 34.98 x 86.79 cm)
 Mfr Consumer Warranty:1 Year
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  3 Questions
Q: I want to use this with a MTM Hydro Foam Lance, what adaptor is needed. I was originally looking at the AR383 but it's my understanding there are no adaptors for the 383 to work with the Foam Lance. I'm hoping you have a solution for the 390 because it has metal threads. Thanks
by Jesse on March 21, 2012

A: The MTM Hydro foamer attachment will connect to the AR390 with no problem or any adapters needed. The foamer attachment comes with an M22 threaded adapter that will connect to the trigger gun just fine.
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
Q: Hi Bill,
I am interested in the new AR 390. I am a home owner using this for small jobs around the house. I was going to buy the AR383 but I think with the new 390 they fixed the hose reel problem? (not just for storage now) Also a longer 30' hose. Since it's new I can't find any reviews for it. The 383 is 1900psi the new is 1800psi would I miss the difference in power? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
Thanks

by Hank Mayberry from Ohio on March 27, 2011

A: Yes the new AR390 does comes with a 30' hose versus the AR383 comes with a 25' hose. However, both hose reels are designed for storage use only. With any residential grade pressure washer that has a hose reel installed on it, you should always remove the entire hose from the reel during use. This will prevent any possible blockages within the hose that would cut down on the pressure.

In regards to the psi difference, more than likely you would not notice the difference. However, there is definitely a difference in pressure. Typical pressure from a garden hose is around 70 psi, just for you to compare.
by Mike, Product Expert
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Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 5
Pros
Arrived Fast (1)
Just Learning How To Use (1)
Easy To Use (14)
Price (11)
Easy To Store (9)
Cons
Unreliable (5)
Difficult To Use (4)
Durability (4)
Low Quality (4)
Bad Instructions (1)
74% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
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Total Reviews
117 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
1421 Helpful Votes
Pressure Washers Direct Recommended

AR produces some of the best electric pressure washers available in the market today, and this is definitely one model that I would recommend.

Unlike most electric pressure washers in this category, this model uses brass fittings- which is a huge plus over the more commonly used plastic fittings.

The reliable pump is paired with a heavy-duty motor and contained in an easy to transport, stable frame. Storage slots on the side keep the wand and nozzles from getting lost, and a pressurized... more
Mike Recommends This Model
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Ronnie Y.
Millsboro, DE
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 4/29/11
Total Helpful Votes
14 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
21
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Used Twice. So Far, So Good.
Bought this in April 2011 and have used it twice. First time to clean mildew from a deck. Worked pretty well but I wish it had a bit more power.

Second time I cleaned screens, vinyl siding and small driveway all with great results. Only one minor complaint and that is with the user manual which is very sparse for information. I had to call AR North America to get clarification on how to get the detergent flow to operate. Customer service was very helpful in explaning the operation. more
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140
Greg
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 5/15/11
Total Helpful Votes
10 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUN.
10
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Not A Good Product
I bought this product approx. 2 years ago. I've only used it (3) times and have had nothing but problems with it. It has recently stopped working and will not even turn on. It is too costly to repair.
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Greg,
We apologize for any inconvenience- this unit has a 1 year Factory Warranty, so that should have taken care of any problems in that time period.

The Owner's Manual stresses that it's important that the unit be stored where it will not freeze, and recommends the use of a pump saver product to drive out moisture and keep the seals lubricated when not in use.
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Dave W.
North Olmsted, OH
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 12/27/13
REVIEWED
APR.
15
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ar 1800 Washer
After months of "polar vortex" I finally got to try my AR 1800 p.s.i. washer and the MTM Hydro foam cannon. Both worked great.
Pros: Easy To Use, I'd Buy It Again, Quiet, Fast
Dave Recommends This AR Product
Dave's Experience With Pressure Washers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Ordered my pressure washer and MTM foam cannon and received both in a week. Free shipping and no sales tax, life is good!"
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Don
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 6/25/13
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
17
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Surprisingly Effective
I purchased this unit to replace an old, but very reliable, Karcher unit. Initially, I thought I'd buy another Karcher, since I had such good luck with them (more than 20 years of regular use). However, when I went through the reviews (on this site and Amazon.com), it became clear that there were many more issues/complaints for Karcher as a brand, than AR, so I bought the AR. While the jury is still out, and I doubt it's reasonable to hope for the same lifespan as my old Karcher, I'm... more
Pros: Features, Price, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Plastic Hose Connectors
Don Recommends This AR Product
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Don,
It's not only the PSI that makes for effective cleaning; it's the volume of water, or gallons per minute (GPM) that the unit can push, and the size of the hole in the nozzle (the orifice) that concentrates the water.

Higher GPM or a smaller orifice size can make the spray seem more powerful on the same (or lower) rated PSI pump. Pumps are rated on a test bench, with nothing hooked up to them so the largest possible number can be posted- how the water is routed after the pump can also affect how much pressure comes out of the spray tip.

That's where the "Cleaning Units" rating can come in handy- it levels the PSI/GPM playing field so you can compare units based on performance.
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William Gregory
Matamoras, PA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 5/31/11
Total Reviews
4 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
11 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
20
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Motor Burned Out After Several Uses
The unit stopped working completely (the motor burned out) after using a half a dozen times over a 3 month period! Don't buy this power washer...be wise and invest the extra dollars in a real washer (gas powered!)
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store
Cons: Unreliable, Low Quality, Durability
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
William,
Our records show you've had this unit for over 2 years. To get the longest service from your pressure washer, please be sure to store it where it won't freeze, and use a pump saver product over the winter (any brand will do).

To get the longest motor life, you also need to make sure you turn the motor completely off when you walk away from the unit. If you release the trigger to stop the water flow and leave it for more than 5 minutes, you also stop the flowing water from cooling the pump and motor and it will fail prematurely.
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David H.
Newtown Square, PA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 8/31/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Product For The Price
Just used power washer for the first time. No problems with assembly.

I didn't experience any leaking problems from hose connection that has been reported by other users. Instructions are still vague about how to get cleaner flowing from tank.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Quiet
Cons: Power Cord Storage Needs To Be Larger
David Recommends This AR Product
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
David,
You will need to turn the adjustable nozzle all the way to the wide setting, and then a little further until you feel a click. (For folks reading this, some nozzles will pull out for the soap mix instead of twisting.)

The click is the low pressure setting- it opens a valve in the tank so the rushing water can mix with the soap and be sprayed out the end of the wand. It won't work with the turbo nozzle.

Once you're done with the soap, twist the nozzle back towards the narrow setting until it clicks again, then spray for a minute to clear the soapy water out of the spray hose and you'll be ready to rinse.

It's a good idea to rinse the tank out when you're done- if soap dries in the tank it can clog up the feed tube.
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Mark B.
Waterloo, IL
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 8/31/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
21
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Disappointed
Not as good as they make it to be. Very light and tips over easily. Hose connection is made of plastic and cheap. It was made to look stronger than what it is at home.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight
Cons: Durability, Low Quality
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Mark,
This is a light weight, consumer grade pressure washer. Several of the staff own and use this unit on a regular basis- the hose reel does make it a little top-heavy, but it stands up to regular household use.

Pressure washers do best when you pay out the hose, then move the unit. Trying to move the unit by pulling on the hose will not work as well.
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Joe
Friday Harbor, WA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 7/10/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
31
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy To Use
After hassling with a gas pressure washer for years, I finally got smart and bought an electric model. They're easy to use, clean just as well, quiet, and easy to store.

Best decision for my home/shop use.
Pros: Reliable, I'd Buy It Again, Easy To Use, Easy To Store
Joe Recommends This AR Product
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Wally O.
Mesa, AZ
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 12/12/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
07
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Not Happy With Hose On New Pressure Washer
The manufacturers need to use better material on the pressure hose as it is very stiff and will kink if the operator is not careful the machine will tip over very easily- also so not so good.
Pros: Price, Easy To Store
Cons: Difficult To Use, Hose Is Very Stiff Gets Cat Tails In It Have To Keep Going Back A, Hose Is Stiif And Curls And Kinks A Real Pain
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Wally,
Brand new 1/4" hose has a mind of its own- you may want to try unspooling the hose and laying it out in the sun before you start setting up the rest of the unit. That will help it "relax" and not want to be so curly when it's time to start washing.

Once you've done this a few times it will be easier to handle.
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Keith J.
Trinity, FL
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 8/12/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
03
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Using Pressure Washer
We received it quickly. Assembled it and when it did not turn on, pressed reset as directions show. Did not look like reset light came on as it is so weak. Tried washer again and it worked.

The nozzle to pressure wash driveway is about the size of a pencil tip, so it took forever to do the driveway. It is a fine product for light use.
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Durable, Light Weight
Cons: It Works Ok But Is Way Too Slow To Do Driveway Walkways
Keith Recommends This AR Product
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Keith,
There is a better way to clean a large flat surface- using the AR Blue Clean 10" Patio Cleaner.

It has a spinning nozzle under the disk that allows you to clean 10 inch wide swaths in less time than a spray nozzle. It also doesn't leave the "zebra stripes" that a spray nozzle will.

You will also need to add theAR Blue Clean 390 Adaptor so it will attach properly to your AR390 pressure washer.
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Keith Would Recommend Pressure Washers Direct To A Friend
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Shipping
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Wayne
Winnipeg, Canada, AK
REVIEWED
JUN.
19
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Either Not Smart Or Just Plain Dumb
I purchased one of the AR 390's and noticed that the connector for the hose is plastic and the machine carries a metal attachment. Of course, it will not take an engineer to know that you do not use a plastic connector to a metal connector as the metal will strip the plastic easily. So, after two uses the hose gets pushed off the connector due to the pressure and the unit is of no use. Wasted my money.
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Wayne,
This unit comes with a 1 year Factory Warranty- you may want to contact the folks at AR Blue Clean directly at 866-235-5112. Please be sure to have the serial number of your pressure washer handy when you call them.

We don't hear much about the connector failing from the threads stripping out. The AR units hold up well- the most common issue seems to be when the hose is pulled too hard and the unit falls over on the connector. It's not a warranty issue, but AR is usually pretty good about helping out.
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