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.
Ok I've read a bunch of reviews here, and I must say this. I save SO much on kitty litter, and so much effort cleaning cat boxes, and it's SOOO nice not to have the smell, I would buy the motor every 3 months if I need to. However, I saw someone moaning about the plastic gears... I've had no trouble with the gears to which the motor attaches. The motor itself burned up. I actually took it apart, and had a look at it. It has some nylon gears in it, but those should last a while. The issue that I have found, is that the bowl itself can touch the wall, if the user is not careful, causing the motor to overwork itself. It's a very small motor and not designed for added wear and tear of having to push the bowl against the friction of the wall.
Further, regarding clumping litter. I have two small kittens and they do not cause problems with clumping litter, but I have a big old tom cat, and he likes to urinate right next to the conveyor, causing the litter to clump in such a way as to cause undue friction on the bowl, as he makes a rather large clump, and it sticks to the bottom of the bowl. With respect to that, the solution lies in that the owner must keep an eye on the box to make sure it is free and clear of all obstructions. Thanks for a great product, we do appreciate it, but a larger motor would help.
After going thru several of the replacement motors with the plastic gear, that as we all know likes to strip, they finally sent me a motor with a metal gear,,,,now gear doesn't strip, but the new motor only lasted 8 months. I looked at other brands of litter boxes because I am tired of buying motors, but they all seem to suffer from similar problems so once again, I am buying yet another replacement motor, this time I am buying 2 so I will always have one on hand as this motor has quit 3 days before we leave on vacation for a week and I am pretty sure I will not see a new motor before we leave which is irritating to say the least.
Thank you for sharing your experience Michael. We are sorry to hear of the difficulty you have had with the Simply Clean® Litter Box motors. We can understand how it would be frustrating to need replacement motors so frequently, and we are always looking for ways to improve our products and this litter box is always evolving to meet the needs and requests of our customers. Please know that your feedback has been passed along to the design teams for review. You may find it helpful to know that we do have expedited shipping options available on our website and we would be happy to offer some troubleshooting over the phone. Please give us a call at 1-800-732-2677.
the motor on the conveyor and the motor that makes the box go around do not last very long. if the wood last longer it would be a nice system.
Sorry about the problems you've had with the motors on your Simply Clean, Jerry! Please ensure that the area below the bowl where the bowl motor and gearbox sit are clean and free from litter or dust which could make its way into the gear and cause the motor to overheat. In addition, make sure that you are not filling the bowl past the maximum fill line, as this will weigh the bowl down and make it much more difficult for both the bowl and conveyor motors to operate normally. If the motors have stopped working entirely and you're unable to get them running again, please keep in mind that your litter box includes a one-year manufacturer's warranty. Please give us a call at the number 1-800-732-2677 and we'll be happy to assist you.