This Bowl Motor Repair Kit is used for the Simply Clean Litter Box System (PAL17-10786). If your Simply Clean litter box bowl has stopped rotating, you can replace the bowl motor with this repair part.
Nice product, some thoughts to help reliabilty, 9/18/14
by Shane Schmitt
I have 2 of these boxes, both about 2-3 yrs old for a 3 cat household. I have replaced 1 bowl motor and 1 conveyor motor. For all of the people stating the motors have a short lifespan here are a couple tips that will help.
1. Add a guard around the top of the bowl that extends to the base to prevent litter from getting under the bowl. I use a piece of thick black drawer liner that is held onto the bowl cap with Velcro so it can be removed for cleaning. Extend the liner material from the top of the box to the floor as it does not rotate. By attaching it to the bowl top rail, the bowl can spin behind the liner. Just run the liner from the edge of the conveyor around to the other side of the conveyor. This will keep it silent and prevent break downs.
2. Run the litter box on a timer. As it is a continuous cleaning box, it never shuts off. Not many motors will run 24 hours a day for years in this price range. I run mine 6 hours on and 6 hours off. This keeps the motors cooler and also give the box to fully clean itself.
Hope this helps. Over all a great product that takes the mess out of the litter box. I use plastic grocery bags in the waste tray so to empty i just grab the bag handles and throw the mess away. Customer service is top notch and with a little love, the box will last a very long time.
Poor part quality, 9/17/14
I own 3 of these machines and have been thinking about a fourth, but right now I am not going to purchase more until this issue gets solved. one of my units is still working perfectly since the purchase at the end of July, one is making a grinding noise on the conveyor motor, and the third is having bowl motor issues, and will need a motor soon I suspect. It's a great concept, especially for smaller cats, but the quality of the parts just don't cut it. with 2 out of my 3 machines having problems, I am less than happy. Especially with what I paid for them.
They need a better motor, the current ones are junk!
PETSAFE RESPONSE: We are sorry to hear that the Simply Clean® Bowl Motor Repair Kit has failed to meet your expectations! Please know that this product is backed by a 1 year warranty, and we would be happy to offer replacement assistance. Please know that the Bowl Motor is currently being revised to improve durability, and we do hope to see it available soon. For more information, please contact our Customer Care at 1-800-732-2677.
Good product, poor parts, 8/1/14
by Vinnie Cottingham
we have replaced the conveyor motor twice and I am about to order a third bowl motor. the first bowl motor and first conveyor motor were within the warranty time but since then we have had to purchase our motors ourselves. I completely agree with many of the other reviews had the litter box not cost so much I would have thrown it away a long time ago. but with the price of the equipment you would think the quality of part in it would be better, or they would replace them at no charge knowing that so many people are having to replace them so often.
PETSAFE RESPONSE: We are sorry to hear that the Simply Clean Motors do not meet your expectations. We can understand how frustrating it can be to have to replace a product sooner than expected. If you are having to replace your motors often, there may be other factors causing wear on them. Please know that these motors come with a 1 year warranty, and we would be happy to offer troubleshooting and replacement assistance through our Customer Call Center. For more information, please call 1-800-732-2677 to speak with a product expert.