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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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Heavy Duty Universal Motor
34.5 foot GFCI power cord plugs into standard household outlet

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

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

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



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:Wobble
 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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  4 Questions
Q: I bought an AR 390 love it! from you guys and would like to make my life easier. Ive found its easier to disconnect the hose from the sprayer when I wind it on to the reel. is there a quick disconnect that would fit my washer? I would also like to improve the time it takes to switching to the mtm foam cannon and back to rinsing. is there a quick disconnect for my washer for that? thanks!
by Dave Wolfs from Ohio on June 26, 2014

A: Since it is an M22 connection, you can purchase adapters to make this possible.
You will want to get one of model D10035 for your gun. You will then want to purchase anywhere between 2-3 of the adapter D10037. Purchase two if you just want to do your standard lance and foamer, purchase 3 if you would like to make your turbo nozzle a quick connect too so you don't ever have to thread them together again.
by Mike, Product Expert
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
Just Learning How To Use (1)
Arrived Fast (1)
Easy To Use (17)
Price (12)
Easy To Store (12)
Cons
Unreliable (5)
Low Quality (4)
Difficult To Use (4)
Durability (4)
Bad Instructions (3)
78% 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
2554 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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David
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 7/18/14
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
AUG.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect For My Needs
I hesitated getting an electric, but this really suits my needs and normal uses perfectly.

I will say that the instructions were less descriptive than I needed, but searched of the AR Blue website filled in the blanks for me.
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Quiet, Light Weight
Cons: Bad Instructions
David Recommends This AR Product
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Mark P.
Jacksonville, FL
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 6/21/14
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
14
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Better Than Gas
AR Blue 1800 PSI Pressure Washer is a solid product but I think the features they've added to it are not as good as the unit itself. But once it was operating, it was pretty powerful and the jet nozzle is great for covering a lot of ground quickly. Very good for household chores. Overall, I was pleased with it's performance when operating correctly.

There were three negatives however as some of the features I felt did not function as advertised. The new pressure switch which is... more
Mark Recommends This AR Product
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Mark,
The Start/Stop should function on its own since tying the trigger open can be a safety hazard. You can try pulling the trigger & letting the water run for a bit before starting the motor- this will drive out any air in the pump and prevent vapor lock. If this doesn't help, please contact the folks at AR Bue Clean Tech Support, toll free, at 866-235-5112. They will be able to help troubleshoot or offer warranty assistance. Please be sure to have the serial number of your pressure washer handy when you call them.

If you look at the product page for the AR Blue Clean Surface Cleaner you will see a line in the Features that says "Adapter Part # PW3082750 Needed To Be Compatible With AR390". You can click on this link to order that AR Blue Clean Adaptor for AR390.

Turbo nozzles have a small disc with a hole in it that spins very fast under the pressure of the water. If the water supply has dirt or grit in it, it can jam up the spinning disc. You may want to add an inexpensive water filter to your garden hose to prevent dirt from getting through.

Hopefully this will make your pressure washing easier and more productive!
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Lambert W.
Plymouth, MA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 8/22/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
04
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Pressure Washer
It's an excellent machine for its price range and capabilities.
Lambert Recommends This AR Product
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Wally O.
Mesa, AZ
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 12/12/13
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
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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Frank T.
Bellflower, CA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 1/9/14
REVIEWED
FEB.
23
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Easy To Use
Good product, easy to use, nice design- the hose reel is very convenient.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store, Light Weight
Frank Recommends This AR Product
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Mike C.
Eureka, MO
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 6/20/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
13
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Went To Electric After Multiple Gasoline Failures
I am a light user (small deck, patio, garage, lawn furniture). I went through four gasoline power washers with Kawasaki or Honda engines. I never abuse equipment and they all failed.

I decided to try an electric and so far the unit has performed well especially when you factor in the price/value to results. O.K.,the electic has less power which equates to more time. The plus of having it start EVERY TIME outweighs the cord hassle. For $200 the combination is hard to beat.

Logical... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store, Quiet
Cons: Bad Instructions
Mike Recommends This AR Product
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Michael S.
Bunnell, FL
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 7/15/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
26
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Customer Service
Turbo nozzle didn't work properly. Called customer service and was sent new one very quickly. Great customer service.
Michael Recommends This AR Product
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Gregory T.
Seattle, WA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 5/11/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
22
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Satsfied
This pressure washer beats my old Karcher hands down in quality to the price. My only complaint is the rather flimsy plastic hose connector, but that is easy to upgrade.
Pros: Quiet, High Quality
Gregory Recommends This AR Product
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Lee N.
Grosse Pointe, MI
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 10/19/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
04
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
I'd Never Recommend This Unit To Anyone
I'm going to go through what I don't like about this unit after using it one time.
The water inlet is a cast part and poorly designed to the point of not holding on the plastic water/hose attachment. Immediately, the connection was leaking. 2 sides of the casting are flat and allow the plastic connector become cock-eyed on the casting. Plus because the unit is top heavy, it tips over very easily and will inevitably break the water connection in no time at all.

Then there is the hose. ... more
Pros: Arrived Fast
Cons: Unreliable, Low Quality, Durability, Difficult To Use
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Lee,
I'm sorry you're having problems with your pressure washer; I think I can help.

If the Turbo Nozzle and/or the spray wand are not operating properly, you can give the folks at AR a call, toll free at 866-235-5112 within 90 days and they'll be happy to replace it. Backflushing the turbo nozzle might also help get out any grit that is interfering with the spinner in the nozzle tip.

Because of it's compact size and weight, you will need to brace the unit with your foot and keep a hand on the carry handle when you're rolling the hose out and in- this is true for any of the small electric pressure washers. None of them will allow the user to pull the hose from a distance.

The AR390 earned its recommendation since several of our team members own this unit and use it on a regular basis. I checked to see how they handle power cord and nozzle storage. The most common method is to store the nozzles, wind up the hose, then coil the power cord around the carry handle & tuck the GFI connector through the carry handle so it doesn't flop around; it also helps keep that 3rd nozzle in place. This is also pretty typical for most consumer-grade pressure washers.

You can use this link to view our Return Policy; it's also at the bottom of our website under Customer Service.
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Nick L.
Navarre, FL
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 9/30/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
03
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Item Came To The House Earlier Than Expected
Bought this to replace a very old Karcher with some skepticism... the Karcher had proven itself and lasted 10 years of abuse so was a good unit.

This one is a more powerful machine and the reach of it is better. It will reach the the peak of my soffets (1 story home) with a good amount of pressure and cleaning ability. And if 'one reads the instructions ' the detergent option will work well, it is a little fussy but not a big problem.

All in all for the money and pressure/GPM, this... more
Pros: Price, Quiet, I'd Buy It Again, Features
Cons: Difficult To Use
Nick Recommends This AR Product
Nick Would Recommend Pressure Washers Direct To A Friend
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Shipping
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Marcelo C.
Cumming, GA
Purchased from Pressure Washers Direct
Purchased 9/4/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
26
2014
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not Perfect
I added the special soap in the special compartment, but it barely uses it. I've tried turning the switch dispenser to the opposite side but it's the same. The hose connection leaks a little bit.
Mike, the Pressure Washer Expert
Product Expert
Marcelo,
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 low pressure allows the unit to suction the soap from the dispenser. This will mix at approximately a 10:1 ratio. Unfortunately, to keep cost low on all brands of consumer electrics, they use plastic connections which can leak slightly. I would recommend getting a garden hose quick connect kit to cover the plastic threads and seal it with Teflon tape. This will allow the plastic threads to hold up for the long haul. However, since the unit is under warranty, you could contact AR directly to see what they have available to fix the issue. They can be reached at 866-235-5112
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