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Drinkwell Multi-Tier Pet Fountain

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Description

Giving your pet pal filtered clean, fresh-flowing water isn't just for their taste buds; it prevents kidney disease, too! The Drinkwell Multi-Tier Pet Fountain supplies cats and dogs with a continual stream of water to increase their drive for hydration, reducing the risk of urinary tract problems or kidney disease. It has an elevated dish along with a lower bowl, making it easy for older pets to drink without any discomfort from bending over. Dishwasher safe!

Key Benefits
  • Dishwasher safe (excluding pump). The inline disconnect on cord helps to easily remove the pump.
  • 100-ounce water capacity which makes this ideal for cats and dogs under 50 pounds.
  • Replaceable carbon filter removes bad tastes and odors.
  • Patented free-falling stream draws oxygen into the water to maximize aeration.
  • Submersible pump for quiet operation.
Precautions

HAZARDS TO HUMANS: To reduce the risk of injury, close supervision is necessary when an appliance is used near children. To protect against electric shock, do not place cord or plug in water or other liquids. For indoor use only.

†Capacity is calculated by total volume. When using container, choose a capacity greater than what you need to prevent overfilling and spills.

Carbon Replacement Filters

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Drinkwell Fountain Cleaning Kit

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  • Item Number
    63128
  • Dimensions
    11.93 x 8.62 x 6 inches
  • Brand
    PetSafe, Premier
  • Capacity (Max)†
    3/4-gallon
  • Material
    Plastic
Instructions

For best performance, the fountain pump needs to be cleaned every two weeks. When cleaning the pump, we recommend cleaning the fountain and changing the filter as well. Multi-pet households may need to be cleaned more frequently.

StepsPump Cleaning Instructions
1.Use your nail or a tool with a small edge to remove the face plate on the end opposite the cord. Please note: the Outdoor Dog Fountain pump face plate slides out.
2.Pull up on the small lip to remove the teardrop-shaped stator.
3.Remove the impeller by pulling up from underneath it with your finger.
4.Clean all parts of the pump using soap and warm water with a small brush, such as a toothbrush. Completely rinse the pump, then reassemble.

Dishwasher safe excluding the pump.

Tips on Use

When being introduced to the Drinkwell Pet Fountain, your pet may be cautious of this new and unusual object. After beginning operation of your fountain, simply allow your pet to adjust at his or her own pace.Some pets may take several days or longer to begin use.

Your pet may prefer that the fountain be placed away from their normal feeding area. Try plugging it in somewhere else, like a laundry room, a bathroom or another corner of the kitchen.

Add ice cubes to the bowl for refreshing, ice-cold running water!

Troubleshooting

The adaptor is warm to the touch. Unplug the fountain and plug it into a surge protector.

The fountain feels slimy.

  • If you have multiple pets or dogs use the fountain, the slimy feeling may be caused by your pet’s saliva. Change the water and clean your fountain more frequently to prevent this.
  • Make sure the fountain parts are rinsed thoroughly after cleaning the fountain. Soap residue may cause the sliminess.
  • To reduce mold and mildew, soak the fountain in a 90% water, 10% bleach solution for 15 minutes. Be sure to rinse every part thoroughly before re-assembling the fountain.
  • If there is a white chalky substance in the fountain, your fountain may have a mineral deposit build-up from hard water. To remove these deposits, clean the fountain parts with a 90% water, 10% vinegar solution. Rinse all parts thoroughly afterwards. Use filtered or purified water instead of hard tap water to prevent this.

The fountain is leaking. Sometimes water around the fountain is caused by pets drinking. Some pets are prone to spilling. Watch your pet when he drinks to see if this is the cause. If it is, you can purchase a fountain mat or other water-resistant mat to place under the fountain. First, you need to figure out where the leak is. Look for visible cracks in the bowl.

  • If there are no visible cracks in the bowl, place the fountain on a towel to see where the leak is.
  • If the cord is wet above the water line, loosen the cord and allow some slack so water won’t travel up the cord.

The fountain is too loud. A low humming noise is normal, but it should not be loud. Some fountains hum a little louder than others.

  • If the water is making too much noise, add water to the fill line and reduce the flow using the flow control knob. If the motor is humming loudly, make sure the water level is above the minimum line.
  • When turning on the fountain or replacing the filter, the motor may make more noise than usual. It should return to normal levels within a few minutes.
  • Unplug the fountain for 15 seconds. If the noise stops when plugged back in, it’s possible that some debris is caught on the impeller. Remove the pump and clean the impeller. Try rubbing a small amount of vegetable oil onto the magnetic pin with a Q-tip to lubricate the impeller.
  • Clean your fountain completely. See below for full cleaning steps.
  • Hard water buildup can sometimes cause more noise. Try adding plain white vinegar inside the pump's cavity (without the impeller) and allow it to soak for 10-15 minutes. Allow the impeller to soak in a separate bowl of vinegar for the same duration of time. Clean all fountain parts in soap and water before reassembling the fountain.
  • The Big Dog and Original fountains may be noisier due to a loose impeller pin. Gently but firmly press down on this pin to re-seat it into its proper place in the motor. If the pin has completely dislodged itself from the motor, it cannot be placed back into the motor cavity properly and the motor will have to be replaced.

The fountain stopped working. There are several possible causes for a fountain to stop working. Sometimes it takes a few minutes for the motor to start pumping water once it’s refilled or plugged in. If water doesn’t flow after 5 minutes, try these troubleshooting tips:

  • Unplug and re-plug the fountain into the same outlet.
  • Check the cord. If it has any frayed or exposed wires, your pet may have been chewing on the cord. To prevent this, you can purchase a cord cover from most hardware stores. You could also try securing the cord to the floor with duct tape .
  • Lack of regular cleaning may result in the pump becoming clogged with pet hair and food debris. The pump must be cleaned every 2 weeks to ensure proper function. Please refer to the owner's manual for detailed instructions on how to properly clean your motor. To clean the motor: Remove the motor from the fountain. Lift the impeller (looks like a small white propeller) out of the motor. There may be a faceplate cover over the impeller than can be pulled up with a coin or fingernail. Wash the impeller in soapy water, removing hair and other gunk that has collected around it. Pour soapy water inside the motor cavity and clean with a small round brush like the one found in the Fountain Cleaning Kit. A small toothbrush might work too, or anything that can reach all the way inside of the cavity. Rinse all parts well before returning to the fountain.
  • Water quality can also affect the pump and how effectively it runs. Hard water will cause calcium deposits to build up in the pump's cavity, blocking the impeller from spinning. If there is evidence of hard water build-up inside the pump, try adding plain white vinegar inside the pump's cavity (without the impeller) and allow it to soak for 10-15 minutes. Allow the impeller to soak in a separate bowl of vinegar for the same duration of time. Clean all fountain parts in soap and water before reassembling the fountain.
  • Make sure the cord does not have any frayed or exposed wires due to pets possibly chewing the cord. If your pet is prone to chewing, visit your local hardware store and purchase a conduit cover to protect the cord.
  • Pumps last for several years with proper cleaning. If the pump has been in regular use for this period of time, it may be old and need to be replaced.
  • The fountain is to be used indoors only, with the exception of the Outdoor Dog Fountain. Outdoor usage for all other fountains can cause damage to the pump, at which point the pump would need to be replaced. The fountain parts and pump are not UL approved for outdoor use.
  • If the pump was exposed to low water levels for a prolonged period of time, the pump's motor may have burned out and the pump may need to be replaced.

There’s black dirt in the bowl. This black stuff is loose activated carbon from the filter and is completely harmless for your pet to drink. The carbon filter is made of organic coconut shells. Rinse the filter in cold water before placing it in the fountain to prevent this. Some filters may shed more carbon than others due to differing consistency of carbonl in each batch of filters, so don’t be surprised if some filters leave behind more carbon dust than others.

FAQ

How do I clean the fountain?

  • Unplug the fountain. Dump the water. Disassemble the fountain.
  • The fountain is dishwasher safe except for the motor and cord. Either wash in the top rack of your dishwasher or hand-wash these parts. If your dishwasher runs too hot, we recommend hand-washing. When hand-washing, use a bottle brush, aquarium brush, soft sponge, or brushes included in the Fountain Cleaning Kit and dish soap. (Please note: if you have the Avalon or Pagoda fountains, the filter housing is hand wash only. It is not dishwasher safe.)
  • Remove the motor from the fountain.
  • Lift the impeller (looks like a small white propeller) out of the motor. There may be a faceplate cover over the impeller than can be pulled up with a coin or fingernail. Wash the impeller in soapy water, removing hair and other gunk that has collected around it.
  • Pour soapy water inside the motor cavity and clean with a small round brush like the one found in the Fountain Cleaning Kit. A cotton swab or small toothbrush might work too, or anything that can reach all the way inside of the cavity.
  • Rinse all parts well before returning to the fountain.
  • Re-assemble fountain, replacing the filter and pre-filter as needed.
  • Place the fountain where desired. Fill with water. Re-plug in fountain.

Do I need to use a filter with the fountain? The filter is not required for normal operation of the fountain, but it does significantly improve the overall cleanliness and taste of the water for your pets. The filter removes bad tastes and odors to improve the taste of the water and catches hair and small particles to keep the water cleaner.

Filters are still helpful even if you use filtered water in the fountain. The activated carbon continuously cleans water as it flows through the filter. The pre-filter protects the pump from dirt, fur, drool, and debris.

How do I get my pets to drink from the fountain? Pets, especially cats, can be a little timid with the fountains at first. This is a new object added to their environment, so give your pet enough time to get used to the fountain at their own pace. This time frame will usually only take a few days, and it is very rare that a pet will refuse to use the product entirely. If your pet prefers to drink running water from the faucet or shower, she will probably get used to the fountain very quickly. Here are a few tips to help transition your pet:

  • Set up the fountain without plugging it in. This way your pet can get used to drinking from the fountain without the noise and splash of running water.
  • Plug in the fountain for short periods of time, until your pets begin to feel comfortable. Try setting it to a lower flow setting.
  • Once your pet is somewhat used to the fountain, remove other water sources.
  • If your pet still isn’t interested in the fountain, make it more appealing with some flavoring. Remove the filter from the fountain, then add tuna juice or bouillon to the water until your pet is used to the new product. After that, you can clean the fountain, replace the filter, and refill the fountain with regular water.

What are the filters made of? These filters are similar to filters used in fish tanks. They are safe to use with your pet’s drinking water. The organic activated carbon used in the filters is made of coconut shells.

What’s the difference between the regular carbon filters and the premium filters? Once the filter has been used, the activated carbon tends to settle in the bottom of the pouch. The premium filters have 6 smaller pouches, rather than the 2 in the original filters, so the carbon is spread out more evenly for better filtration quality.

Why do I need to change the filters? Over time, debris gets stuck in the outer fabric of the filter, making it more difficult for the water to pass through it. The inner part of the filter contains granulated carbon with hundreds or thousands of microscopic holes, which bind to impurities in the water that cause bad tastes and smells. This binding prevents impurities them from returning to the water. Eventually, the holes become clogged and can no longer remove impurities.

Is the plastic in your fountains BPA-free? Yes. All of our plastic fountains and plastic parts are BPA-free, including cords, pumps, and filter housing.

Warranty

1-Year Warranty.

PetSafe Drinkwell Pet Fountains (for Small Pets)

Fresher, Cleaner Water

PetSafe Drinkwell pet fountains are designed to encourage your furry friend to drink more water. A continuous circulation system helps prevent bacteria growth so they're a safe oasis of clean water for your pet. They come with replaceable carbon filters that help remove bad tastes and odors. Plus, with a variety of styles and sizes available, you are sure to find the one that's right for your pet and home.

Fresher, Cleaner Water
Sized for Petite Pets

Sized for Petite Pets

PetSafe Drinkwell pet fountains are available in smaller sizes, which means they're perfect for smaller pets, including small breed dogs and most cats. Because tiny pets love a clean stream of fresh drinking water that's on demand, too. The smaller sizes range from 100 ounces to 168 ounces to meet your pal's hydration needs without taking up extra space in your home.

The Classic Style in Plastic

Plastic fountains are a great addition to any home because they can be easily cleaned with the fountain cleaning kit or a non-abrasive cloth or sponge. Most fountains are top-shelf dishwasher safe, too, which means a cleaner fountain with less hassle. Plus, they're all made with BPA-free plastic, so they're completely safe for everyday drinking for your best friend.

The Classic Style in Plastic
The Modern Look in Stainless Steel

The Modern Look in Stainless Steel

Stainless-steel fountains look sleek and stylish in your kitchen, bathroom or anywhere in your home, which is why people love them—and thirsty pets, too. These modern-looking fountains are sturdy and rust-free, while also being easier to clean and keep sanitary. And the best part is, stainless steel is recommended by vets as one of the safest materials for your pet.

Oh, So Chic Ceramic

With elegant designs to match any home decor and colors to brighten your home or blend in, the stylish and chic ceramic fountains keep your pet hydrated and look great anywhere. Plus, they're made with hygienic ceramic that's easy-to-clean and top-shelf dishwasher safe. What more can you ask for in a pet fountain?

Oh, So Chic Ceramic

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Capacity 128 ounces 100 ounces 70 ounces 70 ounces 70 ounces 50 ounces 40 ounces
Pet Size Best for Pets of All Sizes and Multiple Pets Best for Pets of All Sizes Best for Cats and Small to Medium Dogs Best for Cats and Small to Medium Dogs Best for Cats and Small to Medium Dogs Best for Cats and Small Dogs Best for Cats and Small Dogs
Material Stainless Steel BPA-Free Plastic Ceramic Ceramic Ceramic BPA-Free Plastic BPA-Free Plastic
Care & Cleaning Top dishwasher safe Top dishwasher safe Top dishwasher safe Top dishwasher safe Top dishwasher safe Top dishwasher safe Top dishwasher safe

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