Weed Eater FB25
Starter rope stays out
The starter rope stays out and only retracts after fooling with it. It pulls out rough and is hard to pull. Of course it won't start with the rope not returning. So, I don't know if it runs or not. Poor product.
November 27, 2013
had it for about 5 months. Hard starting from day 1 -- requiring 25-50 pulls. Throttle is loose and moves around. Recently wouldn't start so took it to an authorized dealer under 2 year free parts and labor warranty. Without even looking at it they said it was likely a carburetor problem so not covered under warranty. Offered to look at it for $59.95++. I will not throw good money after bad. Its going in the garbage.
November 25, 2013
Would Not Stay Running out of the box
I too was not smart in researching this product prior to purchase but had a weedeater blower for ten years before this one and wanted to stay with a proven reliable product. The FB25 was smaller, light weight and less expensive than the rivals at Lowes. The choice seemed to be a no-brainer. From the moment I took it out of the box it gave me troubles. It started right up and appreared to be a dream. Then it just shut-off. I got it restarted only to have it die in seconds rather than minutes. It just got worse. Tries over the next thre weeks resulted the same way. I tried newer gas and then higher octane gas mixtures with no luck.
November 9, 2013
Now I wonder -----?
I have a back-pack blower, but I was looking for a small light blower for small jobs and cleaning out my gutters. I didn't do any research before I bought this product and now after reading the reviews wonder if I did the right thing. I'm now with my second FB25 blower because the first one never ran right from the start. It wound throttle up and down and sounded like a diesel. The second time I went to use it, I couldn't get it started. After many tries I finally got it going after adding more fuel and shaking it around at all different angles, but it still didn't run right and would only ran at a slow speed.
So now I have a replacement and so far (only used once) this one seems to be ok. We'll see!
The FB25 is a great idea being light and really putting out a large volume of air, but if I have trouble with this one, that'll be the last of Weed Eaters.
November 7, 2013
Leaf Blower FB-25
It is a good blower and performer. After 3 years of use, the only problem so far, is that the choke control lever broke. It is made of cheap plastic, instead of the brass, it should have been made of! The cost of the part plus shopping is nearly $20. I would have gladly paid a little more for the blower, to get real parts!
November 1, 2013
blower not worth the money
Bought this blower at the beginning of mowing season and had a little trouble on start-up. Once it started ran fine. Then into about month two the rope would not go back in and now it won't start at all!! I usually am very happy with your product, but I believe this will have me looking somewhere else!!
October 22, 2013
Nice when it works
Used this unit about 5 times over a few months and then stopped working. Won't start anymore and getting service on it under warranty is turning into a joke. Service costs more than the original unit.
Save your money and buy something with a real warranty.
August 28, 2013
I owned the predecessor of the FB25 for about 8 or 9 years. It was a very good blower, especially for the price. I bought this FB 25 in September of 2012. It never started well and never ran well after I finally got it started. I finally got fed up with it and called the warranty department. They proceeded to tell me everything that was NOT covered under the warranty.......which was pretty much everything. I would've had to take the unit to one of Weedeaters warranty centers all the way across the city, leave a deposit, and if the problem was not covered I would forfeit the deposit. To me, that's the same as no warranty at all. I don't know what has happened to the Weed Eater company, other than the fact that it's being run by different people I, personally will NEVER buy another Weed Eater product.Weed Eater is not the same company that it's reputation was built on. I threw this FB25 in the garbage and bought a Stihl. I was more money but, at least, I know I can get warranty service if I need it.
August 24, 2013