The first time I used this after about five minutes it started cutting out and finally quit running. It acted like it was not getting fuel. I thought it might be the pre-mixed fuel (50:1) I bought so I got a different brand from Lowes, which happen to be the Husqvarna brand, but that didn't solve the problem. It did the same thing the next two times I used it. I've only used it three times so far.
I called the number that came with the blower, 1.800.487.5951, because it says to call them and not to return the product to the store. They told me that it sounded like it was probably a carburetor issue and that Sun State Equipment here in Phoenix was their warranty provider.
I took it to Sun State and they said that they had no idea they were Husqvarna warranty provider. They finally made a call and came back and said that they guessed they were. Then they said I could leave it but servicing their own equipment came first and didn't know when they could get to it. They also said that if it needed parts they didn't know where to get them. Needless to say I didn't leave it.
I'm just dealing with it. When it starts cutting out if I set it down and let it idle for a few seconds it seems to be okay until a few minutes later when it does it again. I eventually get my patio and driveway done. And as long as I don't use it that often I can live with it.
Also it's a real pain to switch to vacuum. The panel that has to fold back has a very strong spring and it makes attaching the vacuum tube extremely difficult.
September 11, 2014
Very we'll made
New out of the box the blower started right up using Husqvarna fuel. Ran flawlessly and was comfortable to use. The cruise control placement was very simple to operate with a little movement of my thumb. I had considered a Stilh SH86 but didn't purchase it due to it being 3 pounds heavier and $100 more. I couldn't see that it was worth the extra. I am well please with this blower. I haven't tried the vac yet but I did hook it up and it seemed simple enough. I would recommend this blower and would purchase it again if I were to ever need to.
September 6, 2014
Grass off sidewalks
For for grass off sidewalks has too much power. Keeps blowing off the tubing. Sidewalks does look cleaner over using mower or trimmer.
If those one with no power must have came from a big box stores and not a dealer.
The dealer adjusts the carburetor all equipment for that area. Big Box Stores does not.
September 1, 2014
This blower is absolutely amazing. I only used this blower as my main one for one fall but then i decided to get a backpack unit. This unit is truly a amazing unit. I only use it for the vacuum kit now and absolutely love that. I have no problem picking up hedge trimming with this along with leaves in the fall. Really a good machine.
August 19, 2014
125BVX lacks power
This blower will not run without the choke being on all the time. The carburetor Idle screws are obviously set improperly, and the non standard screws used prevent the owner from making the adjustment. If you use non-standard screw heads then you should provide an adjusting tool.
I purchased the blower from Lowe's. They have no service capability. I took it to a Husqvarna distributor and since I didn't buy it from him he would only do the adjustment if I paid him for the service.
June 17, 2014
Power and easy to use
Very pleased with how powerful my new Husqvarna 125BVx is. I like also how easy it is to operate when I need to blow debris. In the fall I know that having the vac/bagger option will justify why I bought this particular model.
June 7, 2014
Great Reliable Product
I purchased this blower because because I have the husqvarna mower to which I am very pleased. The mower always starts on second or first pull and is very low maintenance. I have found the blower to be the same except that it starts on the 3rd pull, just like the manual states. Only time will tell how reliable the bower is, however if it is anything like the mower then I'm sure that it will be fine. I only use premium gas with an added ethanol fuel stabilizer along with an full synthetic oil for the premix. I have abused other low quality trimmers and mowers in the past along with leaving gas in the units during the off season, so I'm sure my new habits of winterizing and steady maintenance of my current high quality machines have something to do with the reliability of the products as well. I will be purchasing a edger and straight shaft trimmer next.
June 1, 2014
I debated this purchase because I was also looking at a Stihl with the same features. This one was a bit less, cost wise, and purchasing the premixed fuel gained additional time on the warranty. I am also able to get rid of 2-3 gas cans (different mix ratios) because my chain saw, backpack blower and this unit all require a 50 mix. This blower/vac is SOOOOOOOO much easier to handle than my previous unit (Craftsman) which bit the dust this year. Looked like it had gas line issues, probably due to ethanol in the gas the past few years. I admit that the premix fuel is really expensive, but I will live with it if I can alleviate damage and non-warrantied repairs.
May 27, 2014