Stain on the Japanese Manufacturer's Reputation
Bought this brand new, put 98 petrol and Honda Oil, started the engine and it only ran on choke for like 10 minutes. Then it just became hard to start again. And even if it starts, it cuts out soon you throttle. Piece of junk, and a more importantly a stain on the Japanese quality reputation.
Purchased in July 2020.
own many honda products including a whipper snipper and hedger, both run well, but the blower is a pig and has been since nearly new, tried every little trick and then some, carbies, fuel caps, fuel filters etc etc its a pig, no more hondas thankyou, stihl, shindawa only
Purchased in June 2016 for A$450.00.
Honda all the way
Bought a blower after hesitating over the high price. I also have a honda mover and wippersnipper/hedge-trimmer versa tool.
The blower made my life so much easier around the house, no more sweeping. I starts on first pull and is very quite.
Some improvements could be an additional handle for two handed operation. It does get heavy after a while and the centrifugal force generated makes it a bit unwieldy at times
Just what I hoped for and makes life so easy now!
I read reviews on this unit and most were bad. As always, I ignore reviews and decided to buy it anyway. I already have a Honda Trencher, Honda Whipper Snipper so I really wanted something to match. I was hoping that I wasn't going to have the same issues as others. I don't. My unit worked perfectly out of the box and still continues to work perfectly. Starts first time every time so far and exceeds my expectations in terms of power and air force. Really happy with this purchase. I can only assume others are either not using them properly or an older batch, but extremely happy with my purchase. I bought from Bunnings and price matched another mower store so ended up getting a great deal on it too.
Excellent Quality & Easy To Use
I purchased the Honda HHB25 Blower as a replacement for my old Weed Eater brand blower.
I chose the Honda as it was a 4 stroke. So no more messy 2 stroke fuel to mix and much less noise. In fact it’s much quieter than my old leaf blower was...
I also wanted a high quality, well made blower that would last for many years with minimal servicing and lots of use. The Honda has not let me down !!
Being a four stroke, the HHB25 is s little heavier than a 2 stroke blower... But still light enough for my wife or i to use without straining ourselves.
Less smoke from the exhaust is another 4 stroke plus as i use it not only in our front and back yards but also in our open garage and back patio area.
This model has no chrome bore cylinder making it a sure dud from day 1
Picked up a used hhb 25 blower motor is gx 25 had no carby got an after market carb and got it going but not for long wouldn't rev out checked every thing fuel supply adjustments nothing worked further inspection found piston and rings badly scored causing blow by this is when fuel and air comes out of the intake this could of happened from day one of this model bad design if not run in correct but was bound to happen regardless of age this one is around 5 years old don't know how it survived this long so its not carby or fuel its poor engineer...ing from Honda a cheap 2 stroke blower will outlast the hhb 25 piece of crap any day at 500$ bucks don't risk it get a cheap one with warranty at bunnings just take it back and get another one if it plays up hope this enlightens you cheers
Constant stalling at Throttle - YES yet another
I've had the same issue as everyone else here. Starts easy, idles fine, throttles up OK (mostly), then just dies if you stay on the throttle.
Had it back to the dealer multiple times, with different excuses each time (fuel, carb filter, spark, etc).
I've tried most of the tricks I have seen mentioned on the internet, still no no avail.
Going to try the fuel filter fix mentioned previously.
Have been very happy with my Honda mower and whipper snipper (same age and treatment), but the issues with this blower mean I wont touch Honda again.
Posting this mostly to add to the collective voice, so that hopefully fewer future buyers choose one, since it seems obvious Honda don't care.
Once fixed a good machine
I purchased the hhb25 about 6 years ago used. I replaced the carby (cheap one), fuel lines and filter and I had issues for a long time getting it to rev up to full power. Once I decided to get a genuine carby it ran better but still conked out at full throttle. I discovered that the genuine honda fuel filter was way too restrictive and once I put a cheap chainsaw filter on it ran perfectly. I use this every day for my business and it hasn't let me down since.
Stops after runing for 30 seconds throttle up it stops always hard to start even when new about 4 years old now but only used on weekends stripped cleaned renew any used parts to no avail. Do you have an answer for this problem or not Honda? If you have make it available on the web if not just admit the HHB25 has a fundamental problem that you have nomanswer for at least purchasers of this product would not be frustrated wasting time and money.
biggest piece of crap ever made
from day one the useless thing would cut out while trying to use full throttle i have only used 95 octane petrol as per dealer instructions took the useless thing back to the dealer for its first service in running order got it back not running dealer tells me it needs new carby the idiot put the choke in back to front now having a fight with honda i will never buy any honda product again.
I had the same issue where my blower would stall at full revs. i thought I was doing the right thing and using 98 Premium. When I bought my Honda lawn mower, the Honda dealer said use 95 or 91 petrol only. Do not use 98. He said it also applies to the blower. I stopped using 98 and the problem went away after a couple of petrol refills. Usually, it is something simple. In my Stihl line trimmer the air filter caused the same issue.
May 8th 2017 Update: Fuel Tank
Another a trick I discovered, the fuel tank is sort of a U shape. If you fill ...the tank from the rear of the blower, there is an air gap, in the fuel tank, towards the front of the blower. Before I fill the tank with fuel, I tilt the front of the blower towards the ground. The air gap travels up towards the petrol cap. Originally, I did this to fit more petrol into the tank. I blow my driveway every morning before I go to work. I'd like the fuel to last the week. However, maybe air in the fuel tank might contribute to the problem. I've found these blowers don't like low fuel levels. Also, I have to let it warm up. It can stall when it is cold. Let it idle for about 5 minutes (no different to my Stihl line trimmer). After changing to 95/91 petrol, tilting the front of the blower towards the ground, before refueling & letting it warm up, it hasn't missed a beat. I hope this helps. I believe they are a good machine.
HHB25 Cuts out!
I've had my Honda blower for 10 years now it's been cutting out on high revs since year 2. It's now at the point that it literally turns off when I accelerate. By the sounds of just about everyone else's comments, Honda have created a lemon on this one. Totally not what you expect from Honda!
I tried overhauling card. Removing the foam like filter in the tank. Still crap!
I won't be buying Honda again! Very frustrated.
bad running on Full Throttle cutting out. ...
Stripped the carb out cleaned and reinstalled . Still the same problem .cutting out on
full throttle . changed the carb for a brand new one from the dealer. tried again still the same cutting out on full throttle. . changed the fuel filter for a brand new one . still the same just keeps cutting out on full throttle spoke to a few people with the same leaf blower and lots of them have this problem. and it seems that they all are unable to find a solution . Honda know about the problem but are unable to cure it . n...
Honda HHB25 cutting out on full throttle - Problem solved!
I've been using the leaf blower since the last 6 years. I am very satisfied with it. It had the same problem of cutting out on full throttle, and it is very frustrating.
I solved the problem, and I can run all day long at full throttle now.
The fuel line inside the tank has a grey weight with a little filter on it. You have to take this filter off. (I did not replace the foam filter)
Then clean the grey weight !!! It looks like a solid block of aluminium, but it has a very fine maze inside.
This maze blocks the fuel to the carburettor. Clean it !! (I used compressed air 2 bar / 30 psi and a little fuel)
If this maze is blocked, the engine will not get enough fuel at wot. Simple as that. ...
Waste of money
I bought Honda blower as i have Honda mower and brush cutter and they are faltless. Blower cuts out at full throttle and is very frustrating. Dealer is blaming fuel but i flushed out tank and pumped fuel out of carby using primer pump and put fresh fuel in but it only improved for a few minutes and now it stalls again. Very much a let down as i use to pump up honda to everyone. After reading the reviews here it doesnt look like there is a solution. Cmon Honda- your better than this.
I have been using Honda equipment for many years and have had little to no problems until I purchased the HHB25
Blower. I am on my third blower now and I have had the same problem with all of them, (you would think I would learn my lesson and try another brand) after reading these posts it seems I have been having the same problem that everyone else has with this blower, after 5 min on full throttle it just seems to die. The local dealer is happy to make excuses and then take your money, meanwhile I am without a blower and trying to run a business. Lift your game Honda.
- Verified purchase
I have been a fan of Honda equipment for years, but this Honda blower has really soured my opinion. My blower would be lucky to have had 5 hours running time since I owned it & has already been returned to the dealer on a number of occasions to try & fix its constant stalling. Dealer replaced carb kit, still stalls. Take back to the dealer for repairs, still stalls. I have always used premium grade BP fuel, as according to the dealer Honda are trying to blame the fuel, which I suppose is typical of any multinational company trying to avoid admi...tting they have produced a dud, and don't wish to replace the item. Well Honda, my blower is at the shop again with no idea when I'm going to get it back, as according to the dealer, he trying to get you to step up to the plate & do the right thing. I can't afford a new one, so I'm well truly screwed.
HHB25 Blower stalls and will only run on half choke
My Honda mower and brush cutter are faultless, however when it comes to the blower you need to keep it on half choke and it will still stall with continuous high power settings. I don't use Honda service anymore Because it was always returned the same and I service my own gear now.
I have changed the fuel filter, run it with the fuel cap loose, cleaned the carby etc, to no avail.
My equipment is now around 8 years old and from the first service the blower has had problems.
I have chanced upon this review while trying to troubleshoot my issue and it seems I'm not the only one.
Bought wee thing last year and its never missed a beat we recently had major floood and it go submerged ,turned it on its side and drained it put new gas in it and left a fan heater running on the fan side for a bit,primed the bulb an as usual she just burst into life and bubbled along
All the other tools needed a strip down
Do we still use this. Yes
I have just go down the local mower shop and got a new Honda HHB25. Use it for 15 minutes, it cut off at full throttle. First I thought I accidentally turn it off. Try again and make sure I am not turning it off, it cut off at full throttle again. Back to the shop, they say maybe the fuel cap, changed the cap. I said if it still happen in a couple of weeks can I have a new one. They say no. So I said you better give me a new one now.
Back home with a new one. This time the same thing happen but only after use it for 2 mins - cut off at full throttle. Well, time to back to the shop again. They ask me do I want to try a third one or get a refund. I said, give me a refund and let me know when you have one that work.
Questions & Answers
I have had a Honda 4 stroke mower for 4 years it recently has had trouble maintaining revs ,and stalls if is not held upright .it is only used for domestic use.
our local dealer said that it needs a new carburetor,which seems ridiculous when it is used only around the house, any ideas please ?
I have a HHB25 (2004) blower with the same 25cc engine and almost the same problem. Had to turn it upside down, in order to let it run on WOT... It stalled after 3-5 seconds if held upright.
Here is how i solved it:
You have remove the carburetor. Take the air filter off, remove two bolts, fuel lines etc..
Than take the moving part out (the one connected to the steelcable). Remove the two screws on top of the carburetor. (turn back idler screw for easy acces) . Look inside and you will see the main jet.
Split the carburetor (gently), by removing the 4 screws at the bottom. Make sure you dont lose parts (small spring inside), or damage the gaskets if you split the carburator.
Take some brake cleaner (in a spraycan) and clean the main jet!! (from both sides)
Clean the rest of the carburator to. Rebuild it, and adjust idler screw back to normal RPM.
Simple job, takes me about 10-15 minutes.
It worked for me, WOT all day long, no stalling, no problem in any position. :)
my honda handy blower starts runs for a short time then cuts out it will keep going as long as i stop and rev it a few times
mixed reviews here, poor when you consider the mark (Honda) and the cost and that the issues are more or less always the same. I was considering buying one of these blowers but the comments have turnd completely off. But, can you say the problems have been fixed for good maybe ? many thanks
Hi, Don’t be put off purchasing by negative comments. Buy from a legit Honda dealer and i’m sure you will not have any issues. I have three Honda garden care products and have never had any problems with any of them. If you are unlucky and do have a problem - Return it to your Honda dealer for repairs.
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