6 month old blower - Fuel line disintegrated
I've used the blower maybe 10 times, maybe 2-3 hours total run-time. I always drain the fuel after use.
A few weeks ago it stopped running and I noticed gas leaking which was the result of the fuel line disintigrating. However they would not cover under warranty because they said there was ethenol in the gas (I can't buy gas here without ethenol).
I could not find a hose kit at lowes to fix it so I made my own - odd because this seems to be a common problem from reading all the posts.
June 29, 2013
Dissapointment - Beware of this Product and Poor Husqvarna Service
I bought this because of the Husqvarna name and had high expectations. I had a Homelite that ran for 5 years until the pull rope broke, Bought a Poulan which went for 3 years until the fuel line broke, So I thought I'm going to pay a little more and get a higher quality product - So I got the Husqvarna last fall and now it won't start and is leaking gas all over the place.
I have used it no more than 5-6 times!
Now I have to take off work to go to a local service center (not open weekends).
June 24, 2013
this is one of the best blowers i have ever used i have used other blowers with the same cost and no were near what this one is
June 21, 2013
Does Not Hold Up
I purchased the 124B ten months ago. It came with a two year warranty. This product does not hold up under normal residential use.
June 16, 2013
1 year old and had to replace all of the gas lines
I bought this product in March of 2012- product ran fine for 2012. I used Husqvarna 2 cycle oil and 89 Octane gas as they recommended. I drained all of the gas and ran the blower to get rid of the remainder. For the 2013 season I cleaned the plug, got FRESH 89 octane gasoline and used Husqvarna 2 cycle oil for the proper mixture. The 2nd time I ran it this season the blower kept dying on me so I took it to an authorized dealer and they said they had to replace all of the gas lines (which cost me $62.55 because their warranty does not cover ethanol damage to tubing) because of the ethanol. Now if you look at their video about ethanol it says it is permissible to use 89 Octane with 10% ethanol which to
me says it should be covered by their warranty. If they don't cover it they should tell you up front when you purchase the product that they DON'T stand behind it otherwise it would be covered. I have other 2 cycle products that I have been using for a long time (weedwacker etc) that I have NOT REPLACED the fuel lines to. If I knew this up front I would have never bought this product.
June 1, 2013
Failure of Fuel Line, fuel lock and ignition module
I have had this for 2 years. the 1st 6 months it ran OK. The main use is to blow leaves out of the home and garage gutters and off the driveway
1st - failure to start. If run for a few minutes and shutdown the blower would not start until cooled down to ambient Temp.
2. I observed that the fuel in the carb line always had air even when priming continually. It just sloshed back and forth and not out of the carb. (use E15 fuel)
3. Finally, the ignition module fails to generate a spark.
May 20, 2013
Great power, POOR durability. Cannot recommend.
LIke many others have stated my unit (purchased from Lowes) died right at about 28 months. Light home lawncare use. Alway used proper 2-stroke pre-mix. Proper maintenance, etc.
One day after about 2 hours of use it started to loose power and then would die. Let it cool it would restart and then run for awhile until eventually it would not run at all. Took it in for service at a local professional outdoor power company (no service at Lowes or Husqvarna service nearby) and the failure was both a dead ignition coil and low compression. Pitiful quality.
May 18, 2013
2 + years no problems
I have not had one problem with mine, Have had it for 2 1/2 years, do my yard, 2 neighbors, and a friends. I run non ethanol gas. The best hand held blower I have used, as strong as some backpacks. Bought this one to replace a stolen 140BT and I think its just as strong as it was
Sounds like all the problems people have are because of the 10% ethanol mix that is in most gas now.
May 15, 2013