How To Use Your Automatic Litter Box

How do you Acclimate your Cat to your Littermaid®?

  • Place the LitterMaid® unit next to your old litter box.
  • Set it to run automatically by pressing the ON/OFF button "ON".
  • Do not clean out the old litter box. (Cats prefer to use a clean box, and the LitterMaid® will always be clean.)
  • If your cat is shy, do not operate the LitterMaid® unit automatically for 2 to 3 days. (Press the ON/OFF button "OFF.")
  • Manually activate the LitterMaid®  unit 2 to 3 times a day for the first 2 to 3 days, to let your cat get used to going into the LitterMaid® unit  before you set it to clean automatically.
  • As soon as your cat is acclimated to the LitterMaid® unit  set it to clean automatically. Press the ON/OFF button "ON" and remove the old litter box.

Note: Do not place your LitterMaid™ unit  in a wet environment or in direct sunlight. Do not use outdoors or on patios.

How do you install waste receptacles?

Open waste receptacle compartment cover.

Insert a disposable waste receptacle into the waste receptacle compartment. Press down firmly. Be sure receptacle corners are inserted in all the way. Make sure that the waste receptacle is under the 5 tabs. There should be no gap between the unit and the waste receptacle.

Attach the waste receptacle lid by inserting the push tabs into the round holes. To secure press on positions indicated. Be sure lid edges are under the cover tabs.


How do you remove waste receptacles?


We recommend avoiding contact with waste material. Wear rubber or latex gloves when handling used disposable waste receptacle.
Depress the two push tabs in the waste receptacle compartment cover . (Detach the disposable waste receptacle lid from the waste receptacle compartment cover.)

Lift the compartment cover, exposing the closed disposable waste receptacle assembly.

Press in on four corners of lid to secure lid to the waste receptacle, pull the disposable waste receptacle edge free from the tabs holding it in place, lift out and dispose. 

The sealed disposable waste receptacle allows for safe and easy disposal of waste when it is full.

How does the Littermaid® work?

Cat enters the unit and once the cat leaves, the Sensors are triggered, setting the timer for the cleaning cycle. (Sensors need to be completely blocked for at least 5 seconds).

Note:  Unit will not start a cleaning cycle while the cat is in the litter box.

After 10 to 12 minutes, the cleaning cycle starts and the Rake scoops out the wast clumps.
If the cat re-enters and leaves the Litter box before the initial 10 -12 minutes have elapsed, the timer will automatically reset and delay the beginning of the cleaning cycle for an additional 10 to 12 minutes. 

Note: the rake on all  Littermaid® units has a safety bar and will stop and reverse if the safety bar touches any object that has gotten behind the rake while it is returning to its home position.

The rake opens the waste receptacle compartment cover and deposits clumps into the waste receptacle.

If the LM680 is not raking properly take the following steps:

Be sure the latches on both sides of the unit are locked into place. We also suggest removing the rake to clean as described in the Use and Care Manual.

Littermaid Classic Model Number and Date Code Location

Models LM500, LM600, LM605C, LM650, LM700, LM750, LM800, LM900, LM950 
The date code and model number are located on the underside of the battery compartment cover. 
The battery compartment is located on the top of the motor housing next to the Littermaid logo. 
The model number is on a sticker and the date code is stamped into the underside of the battery compartment cover.

Location of Littermaid®

Find a location for your LitterMaid® Litter Box in a clean, dry place. Note: For optimal performance, do not place your LitterMaid® Litter Box in moist environment or in direct sunlight.