Litter-Robot 3: Deep cleaning

Litter-Robot 3 is made with standard plastics and the liner is made out of PVC. We recommend cleaning the unit as needed. Simply wiping it down with a damp paper towel will keep your unit looking new and clean. 

  • Whisker Cleaner Spray or Wipes are recommended
  • Mild detergents and common household cleaners are safe to use
Do not use bleach on the units, as this can cause the plastic to degrade. 

The globe should be fully cleaned at least every 3 months. The base can be wiped down with a dry or damp cloth as needed. 

Turn off the unit and unplug the unit from the wall prior to any deep cleaning. 

Remove excess dry litter

Before you use any cleaner or water, use a vacuum to remove excess dry litter from the globe, base, and waste drawer.

Globe & waste drawer

There are no electronics in the globe or waste drawer, so you can soak these in a tub or hose them down. This will help prevent litter streaking. We like to use a soft toilet brush to easily access the inside of the globe. Once you're finished cleaning the globe, be sure that it is completely dry before adding litter.

Base & bonnet

Do not submerge the base or bonnet in water. We highly recommend cleaning these with a damp cloth or paper towel. Avoid any of the electronics or metal pieces. Again, do not spray any liquids directly onto the base or bonnet to avoid damaging the electronics. If you find excess build-up of litter, you can vacuum it up prior to wiping it down to avoid litter streaking.

While wiping down the base, we recommend checking your DFI lenses. These are located just inside the waste opening on the base of the unit. If you see any residue on the clear plastic, wipe it off and make sure that the lenses are clean. Debris may cause the DFI to indicate a full drawer regardless of the waste in the drawer.

Let it dry

Once you are done cleaning your unit, let it dry fully and then reassemble it. If it is not dry, the litter will clump prematurely and may get clogged in the ports or litter pocket. Add your litter to the fill ridge line and let the unit complete an initial cycle. This will ensure that the automated cat sensor is ready for your cat's next visit.

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