great little machine, easy to start...only problem i had was the direction tube flat on the end does not seem to fit correctly....still rate it as an excellent product...
November 22, 2012
Fuel line problem and then still wont run
My 125b is about a year old and probably used 6 times. While using it last weekend it stopped running and I found the fuel lines to have "rotted" and broke in half. After reading this was not covered under the warranty I just replaced them myself. Started it back up, used it for 15 minutes and it began to bog down when RPM's were high. Re-checked the fuel lines and they were good. I spray cleaned the carb and it would only start in full choke. I checked the spark plug and replaced it anyway... It would then start again only in full choke but as soon as I tried to change the choke lever to "run" it dies. Now it will not start at all. I'm puzzled and just wondering if I should spend the $30 to get another carb to put on it or if I should put that money towards a new one #different brand of course#.
When it ran, it ran good but went downhill quickly.
November 20, 2012
Great blower for household size jobs.
This blower has the power to get the job done, and in my house/yard uses has performed very well so far. My only revision to the product would be the suggestion it includes an integrated sling that helps hold it in the right position (in Florida, when we are doing yard work in shorts year-round, your shorts obstruct the air intake sometimes when holding it with a slightly tired wrist/arm after a large area).
November 19, 2012
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