Why Does My Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain Overflow?

FAQs Jackson Bowman August 24, 2022

The Platinum fountain is overflowing because the reservoir is not equalizing and emptying all of the water into the bowl. The Platinum would only overflow if air was allowed to enter unhindered. If air enters the reservoir, the water will not equalize and the reservoir will begin to overflow the fountain…more.

Why is my fountain overflowing?

The filter is making my fountain overflow! What can I do? When installing a new filter, always shake it vigorously and tap it on a hard surface before rinsing and immersing in water. This will prevent the granules from clumping together in the filter, preventing your fountain from overflowing.

Which way does the filter go in the drinkwell platinum?

The charcoal is made from coconut shells and is safe for your pet. Insert the filter into the filter housing black side forward and narrow side down.

How do you fix a pet water fountain?

The impeller is held in place by a magnet and may offer some resistance when removed. Clean all parts of the pump with soap and warm water using a small brush. Flush the pump completely. If hard water builds up, soak the pump in equal parts vinegar and warm water for 15 minutes, then scrub.

Why is my petsafe water fountain not working?

Unplug the fountain and then plug it back in. If the motor is humming, try cleaning the motor and make sure nothing is stuck around the impeller. You can also change the foam filter. If the motor doesn’t hum, try replacing the pump.

How do you adjust the water flow on a fountain pump?

How do you adjust the flow on a fountain?

Why is my drinkwell overflowing?

The Platinum fountain is overflowing because the reservoir is not equalizing and emptying all of the water into the bowl. The Platinum would only overflow if air was able to enter unimpeded.

How do you use the drinkwell Platinum pet fountain?

Which way does the filter go in a cat fountain?

How does the filter go into the fountain? The water flow should enter through the polyester side and out of the charcoal gray side, which is a dark color.

Why is my drinkwell mini leaking?

The well is leaking. Sometimes water around the fountain is caused by pets drinking. Some pets are prone to shedding. Watch your pet when they drink to see if this is the cause.

How often should I change filter on a pet water fountain?

The filters do not clean the water. Change them every 2-4 weeks depending on how many pets are using the fountain to keep the fountain water fresh and clean.

How often should you clean a water fountain?

Depending on where you live and where your fountain is located, you may want to clean your fountain regularly to prevent algae growth and keep your outdoor fountain water clean. We recommend cleaning your fountain every 1-3 months to maximize the longevity and performance of your outdoor fountain and pump.

Why did my fountain stop working?

A: This is most likely a sign that there is not enough water in your well. Depending on the humidity level, your fountain may need to be filled daily or just once a week.

How do I clean my drinkwell Platinum pet fountain pump?

Why is my small fountain pump not working?

First, check to see if there is anything preventing the water from getting to the pump, be it a large rock or debris, leaves, a clogged skimmer net or vent, a stuck skimmer door, or just a missing skimmer mat too long between cleanings . All of these things can keep water out of your pump’s inlet.

How do you reduce a fountain splash?

How do you reduce water flow?

How do you slow down pump flow?

How do I increase the pressure in my fountain?

Turn the adjustment screw counterclockwise to increase water flow or clockwise to decrease water flow. Turn the screw in half-turn increments and watch what happens to the water pressure at the wellhead.



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