Clogged pumps and dirty fountains just won't do for the most loyal member of the family. Keep your pet's Drinkwell Fountain clean with the Drinkwell Pet Fountain Cleaning Kit. Each kit includes 3 brushes with a comfortable grip designed to reach inside all Drinkwell fountains and remove obstructions, dirt, and sediment. Regular cleaning prolongs the life of Drinkwell fountains and pumps and ensures proper performance and filtration for your pet.
Includes 3 brushes with a comfortable grip designed to reach inside all Drinkwell fountains and remove obstructions, dirt, and sediment
Designed to work with all Drinkwell fountains
Flared sponge tip provides deep cleaning
Regular cleaning prolongs the life of Drinkwell fountains and pumps and ensures proper performance and filtration for your pet
Made to easily clean hard to reach spots
†Capacity is calculated by total volume. When using container, choose a capacity greater than what you need to prevent overfilling and spills.
Extra Small & Toy Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, Giant Breeds
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.
I wish I had looked for these cleaning brushes sooner. I have had a Drinkwell fountain for a while and always struggled with cleaning the tube and reservoir parts. These brushes are perfect for both areas and also a small one for cleaning out the pump (now that I have a new one which comes apart for cleaning.)
Extremely useful, only way to clean the pump tube properly
on Jun 20, 2021
I've actually bought this twice over the years. Once for my mother, once for myself. This set of tools isn't everything you need (I recommend a scrub sponge, baking soda, a US penny dated 1982 or earlier or other copper coin, and a good rag as well), but it will help you significantly. First, disassemble the unit. Clean the inside of the pump (it gets clogged with pet hair, bits of food, and even mold if you're not careful), and use the plastic tip on one of the tools to pop off the impeller housing and clean that, too. Let the pump run in a cup of water for a few minutes to blow out loosened debris, and repeat the cleaning as needed. Next, scrub the housing and bowl. I find that this is whereI've actually bought this twice over the years. Once for my mother, once for myself. This set of tools isn't everything you need (I recommend a scrub sponge, baking soda, a US penny dated 1982 or earlier or other copper coin, and a good rag as well), but it will help you significantly. First, disassemble the unit. Clean the inside of the pump (it gets clogged with pet hair, bits of food, and even mold if you're not careful), and use the plastic tip on one of the tools to pop off the impeller housing and clean that, too. Let the pump run in a cup of water for a few minutes to blow out loosened debris, and repeat the cleaning as needed. Next, scrub the housing and bowl. I find that this is where the scrub sponge or a magic eraser comes in handy. You will need a good rag, drape it over the big tool for better reach and results. make sure to get deep in the crevices. Baking soda does wonders on these, and is safe for cleaning pet items if you rinse thoroughly. Be sure to rinse everything twice. If you're replacing the filter while doing this, rinse it well first. The carbon ones often leave carbon dust in the bowl, and you can minimize this with a good rinse (5-10 minutes). When reassembling, drop the penny or other copper coin in the reservoir to prevent bacteria growth (wash it thoroughly first, obviously, money is nasty). This can add as much as a week between deep cleaning to these units. I find that I need to deep clean every two to three weeks without it, but closer to a month with it.… more
Small bush fell apart
on Jun 2, 2021
I really liked the small and long thin brushes they work great on the motor for the water fountains. But the second time I used the small one, half the bristles fell out so it was useless. The long thin one still in one piece but it kinda works on the motor. Be careful when buying it.
Good for cleaning the fountain.
on Jun 6, 2021
This was a replacement for the set that eventually wore out. It does a pretty good job of cleaning the fountain, but can't get into the corners and can't get my hand in the space to clean it either.
on Apr 28, 2021
Before I got the cleaning kit I did not know that I could open up the motor to clean it. So I was doing my best to keep it clean but after I got it and found out that I could open it. I was discussed with what I found. But I am very glad that the cleaning kit could help me clean the drinking fountain for my pets.
on Apr 24, 2021
these are truly a life saver. My wife hated me to use the dish brushes to clean the dog's water fountain. Now there is peace. With the fountain there are a lot of tiny curves, and crevasse that require you to twist and turn to get everything clean. This package is perfect.
Wonderful solution for making sure my cats are drinking clean water
on Apr 20, 2021
It's always been a pain to clean the main filter without the proper brushes. Finding these have been a blessing. Using these brushes help me make sure the main filter is completely clean and a safe for my cats to use.
on Apr 29, 2021
My husband LOVES! this product to clean our Kitty fountain. Before, he would just rinse the fountain with water and replace the filter. Now, he can better clean the whole fountain.
Drinkwell 4 us
on Apr 3, 2021
My Yorkies seem to be drinking more water . This is a great thing for them, I was forever filling their water dish, at least with this I am not doing it every hour.
Makes maintenance a breeze!
on Mar 3, 2021
I'm VERY happy with this collection of brushes that make cleaning my fountain a breeze! I DO wish the manufacturers of the actual fountain would include the fact the pump comes apart for cleaning...I got THAT tip with the brush set.