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Bonnet Connections

If the bonnet is not securely connected, the globe will not rotate and the yellow light will blink. Another option could be that the black key on the back of the globe is not in the slot and it is lifting the bonnet.

See the following link for assembly instructions:

Removing the bonnet

Assembling the Open Air

If the bonnet and key have been correctly assembled, and the yellow light is still flashing and not allowing your Litter-Robot to cycle, we would ask you to please:

  1. Disconnect the Bonnet
  2. Gently flex the two front bonnet tabs outward
  3. Reattach the bonnet

You should feel a secure snap and hear a solid “click” when placed back into the slot, and the bonnet should sit closer to the base.

If this is not the case, please advise.

While the bonnet is removed, we can also make sure the metal sensors on the bonnet and the base are clean and free of dust or debris. There are 2 metal sensors on the left side of the bonnet just underneath the black plastic housing. When the bonnet is connected, these make contact with 2 metal sensors on the top left side of the base. They can be cleaned with a damp cloth if necessary.

If the trouble persists, we would like to check the nightlight connection. The wires that run across the underside of the bonnet end in a micro connector that plugs into the circuit board inside the nightlight housing. Gently push this micro connector into the circuit board to ensure the connection.

The fin on the globe may be catching on the bonnet wires and causing the rotation to pause with a yellow flashing light.

Have any of the wires been pulled loose or appear as if the arc of wires has been pulled to form a sharp angle rather than an even arc? If so, we would recommend securing the wires by taping them flat against the bonnet.

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  1. Joel Ocmand

    I may be able to help.  I had the same problems. Using a thin screwdriver, i was able gently pry the two bonnet contact points on the base outward slightly.  This ensured a good contact when the bonnet was in place.  I recently tried sliding a small piece of insulated wire (speaker cable) behind the contact points to prevent them from laying flat again.  Im just monitoring now to make sure this doesnt cause other problems. 

  2. Bernadette

    I have the same problem. The left side has never audibly clicked, and increasingly now it's coming loose, so that I end up with a flashing yellow light (1x/sec). It seems to me that the problem is with the plastic being slightly warped. I've tried all of the troubleshooting above but with no success.

  3. Eric Gillingham

    Did anyone get resolution to the left side not clicking in? I've resorted to using duct tape to hold it tight, otherwise when the unit cycles it will knock the bonnet connection in and out.

  4. Pamela Sakayan

    I have the same issue with the left side not going in tight.

  5. Melissa Penfield

    Same things happens here, the bonnet doesn't stay clicked in.

  6. Maureen Graham

    The bonnet will not stay clicked in.  I've removed it, removed any litter i could find.  As you face the litter box, the left side tab pulls up with rotation.  The bonnet does not rotate smoothly.  When I replace the bonnet tabs, there is no "click".