Litter-Robot 3 Open Air Review: How to Remove the Shield and Replace with a Rubber Plug

I can’t remember how this came about exactly.  Either someone wrote me or left a comment on one of our Litter-Robot Open Air videos on YouTube about their cat pulling on the shield (with it’s claws when “covering” their business) or that the shield was getting in the way.

Since Litter-Robot has such excellent customer service, I reached out to see if there was a solution to the problem and discovered that the internal shield is not necessary for the unit to function. And that there is a keyhole plug that you can replace it with.

So, they sent us the keyhole plug – and I decided to make a video of how to remove the shield and replace it.

Basically, to remove the internal shield, you need a Phillips head screwdriver.   Then you remove the screw from the center of the Black Key on the back of the Globe. Once the Key is removed, you can easily pull the Shield out from the entrance of the Globe.  You then place the Key-hole Plug in the small opening that is created once the internal shield is removed.


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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. Anonymous says:

    Why do you want to remove the shield in the first place?

  2. Kassy Knouse says:

    So, once you remove the shield and put the plug in the keyhole, there is nothing for the key to attach to so that is also not needed, right?

  3. Another super pawesome LR post and video, Jenny! Great job with the demonstration on getting the shield removed and the plug installed. If I had a LR I would definitely want to remove the shield and install the plug after watching this video! 🙂 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

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