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Litter Robot Fail

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Melonie, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Melonie

    MelonieSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    I honestly am thinking of sending it back. Their poop got stuck in the door that lets it go in the bottom, so when it rotated back it smeared it all around the outside of the globe. Now the door is open about 2 inches with a big turd stuck in it. GROSS! It would been easier to scoop at this point.
     

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    Bummer,,,it must only be good for a certain kind of poops. I'm sorry your having so much trouble with it.
     
  3. Melonie

    MelonieSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    It wasn't even the runs a normal poop! It is a fully formed turd stuck in it LOL Now I am going to take it apart and scrub it up and try again. I have a feeling I know what happened maybe. Maybe not the litter robots fault. We have had high winds today and I am wondering if the power went out mid rotate and the poop just was sitting there and when it turned back on it rotated back up without droppping it? Other than that I have no idea how it got stuck in there.
     
  4. MissMySphynxBoys

    MissMySphynxBoysGold Lairian Notable Member

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    Oh man. Haven't you dealt with enough crap lately? A stuck turd in the Litter Robot. What a drag. :ThumbsDown:
     
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  5. Melonie

    MelonieSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    Just an FYI if you don't get every single drop of litter out of it before you clean it with soap and water. It clumps up underneath the edge to the bubble window and you can't get it out.
     
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    Yikes, that stinks :ThumbsDown: Hopefully once it's cleaned out, the robot will work better. At least your kitties are using it now though!
     
  7. Melonie

    MelonieSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    And ALL the poop was solid!
     
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    It sounds to me like you don't have enough litter in there--have you been refilling it? If the litter isn't deep enough, they sometimes stick, but mine has been working great!
    Hope the cleaning resolves the issue.
     
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    Literally... :BigSmile:

    Try Suzi's litter suggestion. Will be watching both your threads with interest as I'm thinking of getting one.:ThumbsUp:
     
  10. Melonie

    MelonieSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    I let the cats out of the cage with a regular box and the litter robot. They all used the regular box, so when I removed it Ben peed on the floor in front of the litter robot, so back to the cage they went. The vet told me it could take up to 2 weeks for them to "get it". If I continue to have these problems I will send it back because it was too expensive to have them not use it unless forced.
     
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    Your cat may have gotten into it while it rotated. Harry loves his litter robot and likes to get in when it turns. It will stop moving but if he does his business again then it gets stuck on the side or the grill.
     
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    So, I am ordering my Litter Robot in the next day or two. However, Susi, do the directions give you an amount of litter to keep in the unit? I have always been guilty of giving my cats giant litter boxes with TONS of litter in them. I'm thnking I may be putting far too much litter in this unit unless there are markings or measurements showing how much to use.

    Do the directions suggest something like.......place 12 cups of litter inside, or fill up to this mark inside the drum?
     
  13. Melonie

    MelonieSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    There is a fill line.
     
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      Yes, and it tells you about a gallon and a half of litter also.

      Mine smeared on the drum tonight--but it was because the waste drawer was too full--with eight cats I have to empty it daily--and I went away today and didn't get home until way late, so the drawer was too full. But it took me only about two minutes to clean it. Still easier than scooping.
       
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