Fuel Line Issues
I am a MA resident and purchased this 125B blower last September. The main criteria used to make my decision was based on the fact that I already own a Husky tractor and a chain saw. However upon starting up the blower for this season I probably got one good session out of it before it began to cut out and then just would not start. I discovered that the fuel lines were leaking fuel and pumping the air purge did nothing for getting fuel to the engine. I went online to this site to try and research and was suprised to discover other customers have had similar problems. This appears to be a systemic problem and needs to be addressed by Husky immediatley. I read the warranty and it does not say these parts are excluded from the 2 year coverage. Regardless, they need to address the issue before they loose a lot of business. I have had other no-name brand blowers last 10 years with no issues. I am very surprised at this from such a reputable company as husky. It appears other customers have had to fight with husky to get this covered and with little success it seems. They need to step up and fix this issue. I just left mine with the my local authorized husky repair center. Hopefully Husky will step up and cover the repair. They need to stand behind their product and reputation. Their is obviously a design/part flaw that needs to be addressed at their cost...not the consumer. I will follow up and let you know how this was handled. This will ultimately decide if I stick with this company going forward.
November 18, 2012
it has great power but eats up fuel at a very fast rate
November 8, 2012
gas lines 125b
I also have only used this blower a short time. The gas lines crumbled and now it will not stay running. I repaired the gas lines and put on a new carb and still it will not stay running. In the trash it goes. I am done"fooling" with it. Here I come Stihl.
November 7, 2012
FUEL LINES & RPM PROBLEMS
I bought my Husqvarna 125B new from E-Town Small Engine, E-town, KY, a dealer for Husqvarna, Echo, and Stihl. Bottom line, after limited use, less than 20 hours, fuel lines went bad. Dealer replaced along with purge bulb, etc. Cost about $36 since the warranty is only two years. Yes, it is a 2007 model but I have only used three seasons as a small yard homeowner. Repair did not last a month, back to dealer, they said these issues were common with all two cycle machines. They adjusted the carburetor this time at no charge (they are a very good reputable dealer). Got home, ran for about 5 minutes, same issues returned. Will not run to high RPM, bogs down, then hard to start. I don't believe the dealer can fix this one. Thinking of going to Makita 4 stroke machine.
October 31, 2012
Fuel Line failure in less than 6 months & 6 uses
After less then 6 moths, the fuel line disintegrated where it enters the fuel tank. The fuel line turned very dark and actually split into two halves. One half fell inside of the fuel tank and the other dangles helplessly from the carburetor.
After reading the other reviews, this is an obvious design / material defect. I'm really disappointed Husqvarna will not stand behind their product and offer a free repair kit with DIY instructions. This will be my first and last Husqvarna purchase. Avoid this item.
October 28, 2012
A GREAT blower, but needs fuel line improvement
The 125B is everything the average homeowner could want in a blower, but the material Husqvarna chose to use for its fuel lines will dissolve in 5 to 6 months if gasoline with 10% ethanol is used. My local dealer used a different type of tubing to replace my dissolved ones, but it's about a $60 repair which warranty will not cover. Other than that, I think it's the best blower for the money.
October 26, 2012
bought this blower less than 1 year ago and already failed due to fuel lines failing. Husky knows of this problem and you would think they would put on fuel lines that would last. They still will not cover under warranty. cost me $40.00. I have purchased my LAST husqvarna product.
October 24, 2012
Starts and runs perfect
I bought a Homelite, it was cheaper. Took 20 Plus tries to
start. Had to return it. The husqvarna stared on the second
gentel pull right out of the box. I aways use no achol gas
with seafoam additive in my 50:1 Gas/oil mixture. It seems
to keep all my 2 cycle engins runing forever. This has got to be the finest blower I"ve ever owned. Very little vibration
no twisting of the wrist going to full power. Love all there
products. This one is a winner.
October 22, 2012