How to Clean the Litter Robot Open Air Automatic Litter Box

As many of you know, we did a review of the Litter Robot Open Air nearly 1 year ago.  It left my house for awhile while my brother tried to get his cat to use it, she would not use it (could have been because it smelled like my two – not sure why), and then it came back to our house.  So I have had it for around 8 months, I think.  Anyway, it was finally time to take it apart and clean it properly. [youtube][/youtube] Automated Pet Products, the makers of the Litter Robot, recommend using mild soap or a disinfectant and never use harsh chemicals.  Below are the steps that the manufacturer suggests and is very similar to what I did – but perhaps not entirely in the same order.

What You May Need:

  • Mild Soap
  • cleaning Brush or Sponge
  • Cloth
  • Vacuum
  • Hose

Step 1:

Empty the litter inside the Litter Robot by pressing the “Empty” on the control panel.  Using a brush or broom, remove any access litter and press any button to return the globe to the home position.  Empty the waste drawer.  Turn the power button off, so that your settings are saved and unplug.

Step 2:

Remove the bonnet by pressing and releasing the latches on both sides of the bonnet.  Remove the globe from the base and set aside.  Remove the waste drawer from the base.  Remove the filter from the waste drawer.  Remove granules from the step mat by shaking upside down or rinsing through your kitchen sink.  Use a wet cloth to remove all litter granules and dust from the unit – this too, is where you can use a vacuum.  The base and bonnet cannot be soaked or get wet because they contain electronics.

Step 3:

Check the drawer full indicator lenses and wipe off any debris on them.  Rinse the carbon filter with water or order a replacement one on their website.  Wash the globe and waste drawer with a mild soap and cleaning brush or sponge – you can do this in a tub, outside or at a self-serve car wash.

Step 4:

Place the carbon filter in the waste drawer.  Install a drawer liner in the waste drawer.  Insert the waste drawer into the base.  Return the globe to the tracks in the home position.  Place the key in the key pocket in the back of the unit (I call the key in our video, “the black thing”).  Replace the bonnet on the Open Air.  Make sure the shield is in the track.  And replace the step mat.  Add litter to the globe.  Plug it in and press the power button. You can also watch the manufacturer’s version of how to clean the Litter Robot Open Air here. Do you have a Litter Robot?  How do you go about cleaning it?

Here’s our review video:


Buy the Litter-Robot III Open Air Automatic Litter Box

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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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  1. Teresa Reid says:

    Second everything that Patti just said. Looks like a really nice product and easy to clean and maintain. ♥♥♥♥

    1. thanks, teresa and patti! yes, it is a wonderful automatic litter box.

  2. Fantastic post and video, Jenny! Great information on cleaning that Litter Robot, Jenny! Pawesome job!!! The more I see this Litter Robot the more impressed I am with it! Lurve how comfy Charlie looked at the beginning of the video! Such a cutie pattootie!!! 🙂

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

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