Campbell Hausfeld PW182501AV Review

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The Campbell Hausfeld PW182501AV is a solid quality electric pressure washer – lightweight, very easy to use and doesn’t leak. Its power is adequate for lighter (and with some patience even medium) cleaning jobs, but the unit is not designed for a more frequent use or larger areas.

  • Lightweight
  • No leakage
  • less power
  • a few users reported the unit stopped working
Key specifications:

Handling and build quality

If you take take a look at the specifications of PW182501AV, you can see it’s surprisingly lightweight – the classical medium-duty electric units that have similar PSI and GPM mostly weigh 8-10 pounds more. That makes this machine considerably easier to handle and carry whenever you need, it’s also quite compact and easy to store.

The assembly is pretty easy and straightforward, both the cord and pressure hose are long enough and can be stored on the unit nicely. Goods news is there are no leaking problems reported – however, a few users complained it stopped working after first use.

Power and areas of use

For a homeowner who needs to perform only occasional and basic cleaning, this pressure washer has more than enough power – it does a good job on bicycles, cars or other vehicles, concrete walkways, house siding, garage floor, garden furniture, smaller wooden decks or fences and similar projects.

The wand features an adjustable nozzle which works well, the width of the spray can be regulated very easily and a 450 ml detergent bottle is also included. Plus a stopping system that shuts off the pump when the trigger is not engaged (to prolong the pump’s life).

However, the PSI and GPM numbers seem to be a bit exaggerated – to clean some heavily soiled objects, you have to use the narrowest beam so it takes a very long time. With some effort, medium difficulty tasks are doable, but larger areas are definitely a problem, it can take as long as 8 hours of work to clean a large driveway.

Conclusion:  If you need a decent pressure washer mostly for basic cleaning jobs and occasional use, the PW182501AV from Campbell Hausfeld would be a good candidate. It’s lightweight, easy to handle and carry around and offers enough power for lighter and even some medium tasks. We can recommend it to you.

However, it isn’t ideal for tougher jobs or washing larger areas – if that’s what you need, check out our most recommended medium-duty or even gas powered washers.

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  • PSI: 1,900
  • GPM: 1.65
  • Weight: 22.8 lbs
  • Amp: 14 Amp
  • Spray tip: adjustable
  • Warranty: 1-Year limited

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Frequently asked questions:

Can you adjust the pressure?

It’s a fixed pressure unit but the nozzle is adjustable so you can vary the width of the water spray (using a narrow beam for concrete and wide spray for car for example). Also, you can vary the spraying distance to the object.


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