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Reviewed March 28, 2023
After 2 days I started to have problems with my Littermaid model #P-70015 and #P-70016. Both have trouble making the up turn going into the waste bin. I use a clumping litter (Scoop-Away). The first turn up the motor slows down and eventually stops and reverses. I clean the track every day and still have problems. I have to use WD-40 every other week on the track or it won't work at all. If you're thinking about purchasing this product, DON'T!!! Save your money and purchase a $400 litter box or save your money and do it the old-fashioned way. Scoop it. I give this product 1/2 star out of 4. John
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2021
I bought a self cleaning litter box. Loved it, but it stopped working after a couple weeks. The same with the THREE replacements they sent. I finally gave up, but they won’t refund my money for a product that is inherently defective. Save your money!
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Reviewed Feb. 5, 2020
I had in about 7 years ago. Loved it. Haven’t a cat for that and now I have two. So I got another in. Works great and quieter than my last one. However, I am very disappoint in the flimsy waste receptacles. The old ones were much better!!
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2019
Purchased brand new 4 months ago and have had continuous problems. Rake stops in middle. Continuously runs. Have to shut off and turn on again. I have emailed customer service with no response. I have called their 800 number. Told I had to be transferred after waiting about 5 minutes to get a message saying they are closed please leave a number. I have worked in the pet industry for 30 years of which 21 years was owning my own store. I cannot believe how this product has taken a down spiral. Buyers beware.
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2019
The waste receptacles that dont have the circle spots to fit directly in the Litter Maid box dont fit at all! They are too bulky and dont stay in. When the poop is raked into the receptacle it lays directly on the lid and piles up and smells. Horrible change to the lids! If I would have known it wouldnt fit I wouldnt have bought it. I have to cut one part of the lid to make it fit just a little to wear. I can duct tape it so it stays and closes when the poop is dropped into it. If I could give it a 0 star I would.
Reviewed Sept. 4, 2019
I bought many product like litter. My experience is that when my cats use the literals it does not clean up after them and it's not that old 9 months old. I also don't appreciate the basket not fitting properly and the lid does not close because the collection basket is slightly long. I just would like a replacement of the defective product. Thank you. Nedia
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2019
I purchased this automatic cleaning litter box to make things easier for my Dad for when I travel for work. This box has stopped working and I only had for four months. I have to power it down and then power up for the rake to move across for cleaning. It no longer runs on its own. I have one cat and I am not happy this did not last for what I paid. Four months, it should have lasted longer. Now I am looking for a different brand to replace this.
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2018
This is the 3rd LitterMaid we have had. The first two we had were great. This one the rake won't reach to the bottom of the tray. It skims the top of the litter only. And only then if the litter is at the maximum line. I have to scoop daily. I also had to put some olive oil on the tracks because the gears were so loud. So very disappointed. Have written to the company. We will see what they do. When you pay over $100 for a product you expect it to do what it is supposed to do. We have two cats so it is not overused. This is why we got the multi-cat model.
Reviewed Sept. 11, 2018
I just called and spoke to a representative regarding the issue I have with Litter Maid automatic litter cleaning unit. I had one for 10 years without an issue. Unfortunately, I had to replace it with a new one and I had an issue a year or two ago. The company was nice enough to give me a replacement at no charge. I am having the SAME issue again and at this point, I am throwing it out with no plans on purchasing a new one. The rake gets to the point of not being able to push the dirty litter up over and into the container. The noise is so loud that it wakes up my daughter. It goes dat, dat, dat, dat, dat... for quite a long time until I go downstairs and physically push the rake to make it move.
I WILL NEVER PURCHASE THIS UNIT AGAIN. Obviously from my old one to the ones I just had the manufacturing is shoddy. The representative did not care to even get the video I made to show the issue. He did not seem to care as it is past the one year mark. If this is a constant issue, it should be rectified. It is extremely disappointing that the company does not even care. It is too expensive to replace and have the same issues. Seems like I am not the only one.
Reviewed July 14, 2018
I can honestly say that I have never had a worse experience with a customer service department or an item that cost as much as the LitterMaid than my most recent experience. The first one that I got, the motor went out on it after just a few months - that's alright, it's under warranty. Well, the replacement that they sent me also had a terrible situation - it refused to scoop. It would make a terrible noise and not move and it basically sounded like it the motor was stripped. I reached out to the team and explained that the replacement that they sent had already gone kaput, but they have never responded with anything helpful. They asked if I was using premium litter - yes.
They asked about levels - all are set the right way. They told me that I might need to change my litter... What? I never had this issue before. Then they just quit responding altogether. The replacement that they sent to me was totally bunk and then they did nothing more. The machines that I got lasted less than 1 year total - between 2 machines - and then the customer service team was terribly unresponsive and did not solve the issue. I finally bought a 15.00 litter pan and scoop it myself since that's what I had to do anyway with the LitterMaid - what's the point of paying that kind of money just to still have to do it myself? It was a terrible experience - never again!
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