Bad fuel lines
After using the 122HD45 three times the fuel line inside the tank started to dissolve and destroyed the carburetor. This was not due to a bad oil gas mixture. I own two other 2 stroke engine units by other manufacturers. I never had any problems with those other units. This was my first Husqvarna unit, and it will definitely be my last.
November 17, 2014
Fuel line issues
i used non ethanol gas from Racetrack and still, after one season this product won't start. Too bad as I've also have their mower, trimmer, and leaf blower - all great products. I'll be switching to another supplier.
November 16, 2014
Can't keep it running
I can't keep this unit running long enough to trim anything!
November 8, 2014
Same problem as everyone else.
Same problem as everyone else on this site. Fuel issues - both the carb and fuel line disintegrated after one season of use. I followed the instructions and did not leave fuel in the unit and it still failed.
September 8, 2014
Ethanol is the culprit
The 122HD45 was my first exposure to the Husqvarna brand. Positive online reviews of the product motivated my purchase. I bought it in Spring 2012 and used it for about 2 hours over the next 12 months. I carelessly stored it with fuel in it. I tried to use it recently, but it wouldn't start. I shipped it to Husqvarna to have them inspect it. The estimate to replace the carburetor and fuel lines was $89 and was not covered under warranty. I declined to service it. It cost $69 for the estimate fee. I took it to a local, reputable lawn equipment retailer and I was told Husqvarna products are unreliable and intended to be disposed of after reaching their useful life. I now exclusively purchase Stihl products that are serviceable at a reasonable cost and have better warranties.
July 25, 2014
Save your time and money
Same problem as everyone else. Won't run at full throttle unless at half choke. There is no fix for this so now it is junk.
June 1, 2014
Same problem as everyone else. Second time using them. Won't stay running. Dies when you give it throttle. Took to authorized dealer, he adjusted carb, I went back to job site and it ran for a few minutes and started doing same thing.
May 11, 2014
The hedge trimmer that could...
Right out of the box, I fueled the unit and couldn't be more impressed. Then, about the fourth time I used it, I couldn't get the unit started nor could I keep it running unless I left the choke engaged- an obvious air leak. I noticed (like many on these reviews) that the fuel supply line in the tank had disintegrated. I have four Husqvarna chainsaws, two weed trimmers that I purchased from Lowe's- all awesome and reliable products. The fuel filter and supply line system for the 122HD45 is unstable and absolutely unreliable. Husqvarna needs to recall this product and fix this problem immediately.
May 1, 2014