Fuel Line Malfunction / Bad Design for repairs / Poor Materials
If I had written this review after I first purchased the unit,,, I would have given a 'buy' recommendation due to power & ergonomics. HOWEVER, due to FUEL-LINE FAILURE after only one season of use, AND NOT EASY TO FIX, I hereby warn other potential customers considering to purchase this brand.
BTW Consumer Reports got this one wrong; i bought on their recommendation.
October 19, 2012
Poor Fuel Line Design.
The design to access the fuel line is a major fail. It broke apart after one year of use. I used a fuel stabilizer (sta-bil) and never let fuel sit in the machine, i ran it dry during every use and the fuel line still failed. Lest face it todays fuel blended with ethanol can be heck on small engines thats why i used sta-bil and ran the machine dry. But the fuel lines that husqvarna chose to use are garbage themselves. The Lowes employee told me that its a very common problem with this unit, they have the replacement fuel lines for sale right next to this unit at the store by my house. I bought the after market replacement lines and now it runs poorly. In addition, you have take apart half of blower just to replace the fuel line. Every hex nut on the unit needs to be removed just to get to the fuel line. I would avoid this unit and purchase one that had a more accessable fuel line.
October 17, 2012
So far so good. This product is everything as advertised. Light weight, decent power, easy to start, and not very noisy. The price was very fair.
October 16, 2012
I have purchased a blower and weedeater within the last three years. Within weeks of each other they would not start. Same problem with each which was the purge bulb would not work and thus the engine will not run. Replaced bulb and fuel lines on each and still will not run. I also have a chainsaw which I purchased years ago and never have an issue. Obviously the quality has declined and I've replaced both with Stihl.
October 14, 2012
I use this blower to remove leaves from my yard and driveway and also to dry off my Harley after I wash it.
October 14, 2012
Stopped working after 8 months
The blower was great until it stopped working after 15 uses. The fuel lines deteriorated where they enter the fuel tank and broke apart. This is not covered under the warranty.
October 12, 2012
Stopped after 15 uses
I have owned the 125B for 8 months and used it about 15 times. It ran very well until two days ago when it stopped working. After being told fuel related issues are not under warranty I went to repair it myself and found the fuel lines had disintegrated where they enter the fuel tank. I had to get new fuel lines.
October 10, 2012
Great to use and handle.
I find this blower easy to handle because it is very well balanced and it is easy to control the speed and the direction of the air.
October 3, 2012