1. Keep the unit clean. Use baking soda or carpet cleaner to keep them fresh.
2. The rakes need to be cleaned periodically. If the clumps are not fully dried after 10 minutes. The litter needs to be redistributed away from the collection box several times each week as a result of the rakes getting filled with wet clumps.
3. It is very important to keep the litter level low so the rake doesn't have to constantly move back and forth because it's jammed. If you consistently over fill the motor will burn out quickly . It can't get through that much litter!
4. The rakes need to be cleaned periodically. If the clumps are not fully dried after 10 minutes. The litter needs to be redistributed away from the collection box several times each week as a result of the rakes getting filled with wet clumps.
5. The plastic rake works so much better than the metal one, the litter doesn't spill through and the used litter actually goes into the receptacle instead of smearing across the bottom of the litter box. Sometimes the original is the best.
6. To prevent sticking, you can use a light coating of heavy duty silicone spray,furniture wax or spray oil.
7. If the motor jams there is a reset that many user may not know about and this may be a reason for so many returns.
8. Wipe the wires down with mild cleanser regularly.
9. Reuse the waste receptacles to save money.
10. Mix a corn-based litter that keeps it from sticking to the bottom with a good hard-clumping litter that makes it clump well.
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