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Husqvarna 961 73 00-05 Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
3/5
Value
3/5
Overall
3.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 53.5 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (9)
Light Weight (6)
Easy To Store (5)
Price (4)
Durable (3)
Cons
Bad Instructions (7)
Durability (4)
Unreliable (3)
Low Quality (2)
Hard To Start (1)
62% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Steve D.
Anderson, SC
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
18
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Nothing But Problems
1st time the belt tention pulleys came off. The second time the clutch cable broke. Trimmer stays broke more than it ever work. Do not recommend to anyone
Steve Does Not Recommend This Product
Manufacturer Response
Brand Rep
Steve,
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Should you need further assistance please call our customer support team at 1-800-487-5951.
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Jose G L.
Laredo, TX
REVIEWED
DEC.
06
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good On Level Ground. Bad Instructions. Very Small Wheels
You have to replace oil after first 5 hours of use. Hard to locate drain plug. B&S manual shows 4 different types of drain plugs. I was unable to find a plug and had to tilt the machine to drain the oil.

Also fuel and is a mess.B&S should mark" Oil" on the location of the drain orifice. I don't want to start removing bolts on a new piece of equipmrnt.
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Easy To Store, Quiet
Cons: Bad Instructions
Jose Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Annette S.
Bismarck, ND
REVIEWED
JUL.
07
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Does Not Stay Running
When we first got this product it worked great for the first year. The next year it would not stay started one of the spring had broken. Took it in to get it fixed then this last year the same thing happened with the spring, so we just called a shop here in town and they ordered us the part, how ever we also have a leak in the primer, so we did put the new part on and it worked for a while then I stopped and started the next day no gas so had to put gas in then it would not stay started... more
Annette Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Michael K.
Wilton, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/14/14
Total Helpful Votes
40 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
25
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Readjustment
Everything worked fine after I readjusted all the carb settings..
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Reliable, Easy To Store
Cons: Bad Instructions
Michael Recommends This Husqvarna Product
Michael's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
4/5

Shipping
4/5
"AFTER READJUSTMENT OF THE UNIT IT WORKED GOOD."
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Rob
Ottawa, OH
Total Helpful Votes
29 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
04
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Good Idea Poor Execution
I love the walk behind string trimmers but I wouldn't buy this one. Cutter engagement handle too flimsy and falls off easily. Throttle control very cheap and likely to break with normal use. Drive belt broke within minutes of using the trimmer. To replace the belt requires complete dis-assembly of the machine. Owners manual does not even say what size of belt to buy. After fighting with the poorly designed belt tensioner pully system to replace the belt, I'm taking it back to Canadian Tire... more
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Durability, Bad Instructions, Low Quality, Unreliable
Rob Does Not Recommend This Product
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Glenn S.
Nash, OK
Total Helpful Votes
30 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
27
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Quit After Running 2 Minutes
New out of box -- assembled, added oil and gas, started engine, ran for about 2 minutes and quit -- gas began leaking out of primer bulb until tank empty -- any gas into tank now drains out of primer bulb...

Manuals and instructions so poor that I can't even find a model number on the Briggs&Stratton Engine...

Thought better of Husqvarna products -- our 46" riding mower works well...
Cons: Unreliable, Bad Instructions, Durability
Glenn Does Not Recommend This Product
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Sj Enterprises
Walton, NE
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/13/14
Total Helpful Votes
18 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
05
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Very Good Looking Piece Of Equipment
Works great when I can get it started but think the primer bulb does not function correctly. If I would have purchased locally I would have returned it for this problem. Also first set of strings that came on the unit broke the first time they came in contact with metal.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Light Weight
Cons: Durability, Hard To Start
Sj Does Not Recommend This Product
Marissa, the String Trimmer Expert
Product Expert
Sj,
We are sorry to hear about the issues you are having. Please feel free to give us a call and we can discuss. In some instances products need to be looked at by a servicing dealer, but if you feel as though the issue is with the primer bulb, we would have no problem in sending out a part or provide any assistance we can in the matter. By giving us a call, we should be able to attempt to pinpoint the problem if it has not been fixed.
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Joseph K.
Barton, MD
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/28/14
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
18
2014
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Bad Experience
Used 2 times about 1/2 hour each time, 3rd time it would not rev up, had to take out air filter to make it rev up. A filter should last longer than 1 hour.
Pros: Easy To Store
Cons: Bad Instructions
Joseph Does Not Recommend This Product
Marissa, the String Trimmer Expert
Product Expert
Joseph,
Joseph,

If you are continuing to have problems with the filter or anything else on the machine, please give us a call. We would be happy to help. Take a look at the filter and see if it possibly has some oil residue on it. This may be what is causing the unit to not run properly. This is something which is easily correctable and something we would have no problem sending you a replacement for.
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Donald O.
Gillette, WY
Total Helpful Votes
15 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
AUG.
12
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
You Have To Trim Fast Before It Quits!
Bought this machine based on the reviews. what a let down. It ran for 3 hours and quit. Took it back and the dealer said the float was stuck because it wasn't broken in yet? I asked what the break in period for a float is? I'm thinking, all it has to do is float, how do you break that in? Took it back out and it ran about an hour. Yup, you guessed it, float still not broken in. Took my refund and went elsewhere. Oh and the throttle controls broke in less than ten minutes.
I was incredibly... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Light Weight
Cons: Bad Instructions, Durability, Unreliable, Low Quality
Donald Does Not Recommend This Product
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Larry B.
Chandler, OK
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 3/26/15
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
23 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
APR.
16
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It's A Beast
This little machine went through two acres of anywhere from 4 to 6 foot tall weeds, like a hot knife through butter.
I figured there would be all these long pieces of weeds, all over the ground when I was done. But it actually pulls them through, and chops them up pretty good!

Stay away from brush or anything with a hard stock bigger than 1/2" in diameter, cause it will cause the string to break prematurely. Replacing the string could not be easier, would be nice if it had a holder for... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Exceeded Expectations, Fast
Larry Recommends This Husqvarna Product
Larry's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very pleased! Received this item three days after ordering it! Thanks for a great product!"
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Gwendolyn W.
Fredericktown, MO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/17/14
Total Helpful Votes
16 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JUL.
01
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy Father's Day!
I bought this for my husband for Father's Day!! He loves it and no more nagging from me to weed eat!! My yard looks wonderful!
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Gwendolyn Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Karyn Clark
Leitchfield, KY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/11/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
03
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Grass Continues To Grow
My yard has not been cut this year. (A long story.) I did not qualify to buy a tractor, so I bought this as an alternative. Finally remembered to get gas, added the oil (provided in the trimmer box) and walked it around to back yard. Pulled..the..cord..out.. to start it. No noise. No start and the pull cord did not retract. Kidding me, right? Nope. A useless piece of equipment. I contacted the seller - no refunds of any equipment to which gas or oil has been added. (How else to start... more
Karyn Does Not Recommend This Product
Marissa, the String Trimmer Expert
Product Expert
Karyn,
I am sorry to hear your dissatisfaction with your purchase. Many of the service centers offer pick up and drop off services for the warranty work needing to be done. If you can find a certified service center in your area that will pick the unit up, we can cover this up to a certain dollar amount. All you will need to do is mail, email, or fax in a copy of your receipt from the service center and we can cover the cost. Once again I am sorry to hear you are unhappy with your purchase but greatly appreciate your time to write an honest review. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
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Mary S.
Spokane Valley, WA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 5/10/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
05
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Clutch Is A Problem
When our Husqvarna arrived and my husband put it together, the clutch would not engage. We took the trimmer to a local source to have it repaired. Having used the trimmer one time - left for a couple of weeks in the garage - clutch was again inoperable. VERY Frustrating.
Mary Does Not Recommend This Product
Marissa, the String Trimmer Expert
Product Expert
Mary,
I apologize for the inconvenience this issue has caused you since your purchase. With this unit being a new unit, the repairs of the clutch bail or replacement of this item or the unit itself would be covered under the manufacturer warranty as long as the item is taken to a certified Husqvarna service center. If you have any issues with the service center performing the warranty work on this, please let us know and we can see if we can be of further assistance.
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Ray S.
Queen Charlotte City, Bc, Canada, KS
REVIEWED
MAY.
31
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Very Efficient, Easy To Use In Heavy Grass, Reliable
I bought the Husqvarna HU625HWT from Rocky's Equipment sales in Queen Charlotte, Haida Gwaii. It is the most efficient and easy to use weed eater for the heavy grass and weeds in my garden. I have used this machine for about 10 hrs under the most trying conditions with excellent results. I have had several weed eaters in the past but this one far exceeds the performance of them all. I am very impressed!
Ray Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Robert G.
Obrien, FL
REVIEWED
AUG.
28
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ran It For Two Hours And The Pully Cable Came Off
Bought it brand new. The store assembled it, gas and oiled it. They gave me a demonstration although I was familiar with the operation type having owned another model. I ran it for about two hours, let it cool down, cleaned it and re-checked. It started easy but the cable that controls the belt pulley came loose. I took it back to the shop and they advised me the factory had reversed two springs and they came apart. The repair didn't require new parts and there was no charge. I hope this... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Light Weight, Price, Easy To Store
Robert Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Kenneth P.
Etna, OH
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 8/18/15
REVIEWED
SEP.
10
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
String Trimmer
So far works great however have not tried the lowest setting yet.
Kenneth Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Pearl S.
Pollock Pines, CA
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/27/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
17
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy To Use
This product is easy to put together and easy to use. Has lots of power and does a great job.

Bought some heavier duty string as I have 4 acres of land with lots of black berry bushes that need trimming back.

Looking forward to a long happy life with this purchase.
Pearl Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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James L.
Floresville, TX
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/17/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
10
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Product
Easy to put together from box. Though instructions not clear had a spring left over no idea where it goes. Had a strap that went below the string disintegrate I think it might have been meant to protect the bearing from dust? Starts easy which is important when you are over 70.
James Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Lester B.
Sterling, CO
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/18/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Husqvarna
I had weed's that were at least 3 foot high and it cut them with no problem!! I like how it's set up to cut your line. I tell my friends about it.
Pros: Easy To Store, Durable, Features, I'd Buy It Again
Lester Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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Martin H.
Hot Springs, AR
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 6/30/14
REVIEWED
AUG.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Husqvarna String Trimmer
Yes I would recommend this product to a friend. This is a great string trimmer for the price. Easy to use.
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Price, High Quality
Cons: Bad Instructions
Martin Recommends This Husqvarna Product
Martin's Experience With Power Equipment Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great Sting Trimmer"
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Lisa O.
Warwick, NY
Purchased from Power Equipment Direct
Purchased 7/2/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
24
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Terrific
If you have a lot of weed whacking to do this is the way to go. Its great for all the dense and wide open grass areas but too big for the tight areas.
Lisa Recommends This Husqvarna Product
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