This blower is awesome for start-up and performance. Had an issue with gas leaking but warranty was good, took it to a local dealer and no problems to get fixed.
August 27, 2012
Useless junk at 1 year
The blower worked pretty good for the first summer. It was getting harder to start toward the end of summer and also was not taking gas too good with the choke off. One year later during second season, it did ok the first couple of uses, but then would not run with the choke off and quit running altogether during the 3rd or 4th use. Took it to an authorized dealers and he would not service it under warranty as he said it was most likely carb fouling and not handled within warranty. He indicated he has 10 waiting for repair right now doing the same thing. He could replace the carb and fuel lines and have it running for $100. For that price (or less) I can buy another blower and get the same life out of it.
August 13, 2012
Extremely satisfied with the blower : great value for price
July 22, 2012
Ok so far
Ordered this product from Amazon. Amazon said it was supposed to be new, but came with some used parts in it. Decided to keep it and so far, so good. I'm pretty happy with it and definitely an improvement over my old blower.
Power is great and relatively easy to start so far. Can't comment on durability yet as I've only had it a month or so.
The downsides I've noticed are that is a LOUD (but amazon reviewers stated this so no one should be surprised) and it can run quite hot.
July 20, 2012
fuel lines deteriorate in less than a year
In less than a year of average residential use the engine stopped running. Clearly wasn't getting fuel. I am pretty handy so I took it apart. The fuel lines have deteriorated and disintegrated at the cap. I use regular gasoline (10% ethanol) and top grade oil. It seems ridiculous that they would put in a fuel line that would not withstand ethanol as that is all I can buy unless I go to a marina. I'll fix it with a fuel line of higher quality. This is a 5 cent part at manufacture that has made me not want to buy another Husky.... too bad.
July 19, 2012
I used to use an Electric blower, but this is so convenient, I would never go back to an electric on againg. Many times I should have used a blower to clean up, but it was a hassle. Not I pick up the Blower, prime it and pull the rope and there I am is half the time as it takes go get the extension cord out before. When I'm done, I just shut it off and set it down. The power is twice as good also.
July 18, 2012
Mixed the gas & oil as instructed in owners manual, put it in the machine & it started right up and ran beautifully. For a gas blower it worked as expected, can't wait to try it this fall as a vacuum when the leaves start to fall here in Michigan. I would have to say its the best value out there in a gas powered blower/vac.
July 16, 2012
Poor Warranty and Poor Husqvarna Customer Support
I'm trying to get Husqvarna to honor their 2-yr warranty. Within a year of purchase, the blower leaked fuel. Recently took it to an authorized service agent, who said the fuel line and carburetor needed replacement. When I mentioned the warranty, the agent said Husqvarna "usually don't cover use of 10% ethanol fuel." But that is what most of the U.S. has at the pump. I argued for the agent to ask Husqvarna. That was over a month ago and I'm without a critical yard tool. I called customer support at 800-487-5951, and they were absolutely no help, stating they "have no access to the service orders, warranty requests or the phone numbers. Those are only for authorized service agents." Meanwhile, the service agent states that Husqvarna has not authorized the service work under warranty.
July 14, 2012