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How to Properly Clean Your Automatic Pet Feeder

Aug 25, 2023

Author:Lisa Martinez

In this guide, we'll discuss how to clean automatic pet feeder. We’ll provide you with the knowledge to uphold a safe and comfortable feeding environment for your beloved pet. 

How To Properly Clean Your WOpet Automatic Pet Feeder 

Properly maintaining and cleaning your WOpet automatic pet feeder is essential to ensure your pet's health and well-being. Regular cleaning prevents the buildup of bacteria, mold, and food residue, creating a safe and hygienic feeding environment for your furry friend. 

Identifying Washable and Non-Washable Accessories:

WOpet automatic pet feeders are made with components that are dishwasher safe. Therefore, the cleaning process isn't hard at all. Understanding the components you can clean and those you can't is the first step. Washable accessories include the lid, food tank, meal splitters, stainless steel bowls, and food trays. On the other hand, the non-washable accessory is the feeder base. This distinction is crucial as it prevents water from damaging sensitive electronic parts.

wopet automatic pet feeders

Follow these steps to keep your WOpet automatic pet feeder in top condition:

1. Unplug feeder and remove the batteries

Before cleaning, unplug the feeder from the power source and remove any batteries to ensure safety. Remember that safety is paramount during cleaning.

2. Remove the lid and lift the food tank up

Lift the food tank's lid and gently lift the food tank itself out of the feeder's base. This access allows you to clean all areas effectively.

lift the food tank up

3. Remove the lid and food tank to clean

Wash the lid and food tank with warm water and mild dish soap. Ensure all remnants of food are removed. Thoroughly rinse and dry these components before reassembling them. Make sure that all the food is wholly removed from the hopper before you can proceed to clean it.

remove the lid and clean

4. Wipe the inside of the base and the food outlet with a soft cloth

Using a soft cloth, wipe the inside of the base and the food outlet to remove any food particles or residue. This step eradicates any lingering food particles or residue that might have accumulated.

5. Dry the lid and food tank completely

Make sure the lid and food tank are completely dry before proceeding to reassemble. his step is vital to prevent any moisture from coming into contact with the feeder's electronics or causing mold growth.

6. Remove food trays, stainless steel bowls, and meal splitters and clean

Remove the food trays, stainless steel bowls, and meal splitters. Wash these fountain components with mild soap and warm water. Thoroughly rinse and dry before reassembling them.

clean the stainless steel bowls

7. Reassemble the feeder and put in the dry food then reconfigure the feeding settings

Put the food tank back into the feeder's base, making sure it's properly aligned. Place the lid on top of the food tank. Before reassembling the feeder, ensure that all components, including the washable accessories, are completely dry. Moisture can lead to mold growth and damage to the feeder's electronics. 

Fill the food tank with your pet's dry food. Ensure the food is within the recommended capacity to prevent overloading. Set up the feeding schedule and portion sizes according to your pet's needs. 

By following these steps, you'll not only ensure the cleanliness and safety of your pet's feeding environment but also prolong the life of your WOpet Automatic Pet Feeder. Remember, a clean feeder not only ensures your pet's health but also contributes to their overall happiness and comfort.