Chute cover, roller and/or scraper wire installation

Chute cover install 1 Chute cover install 2


With the chute cover installed, make sure the food you are using is not too large and drops freely without hanging at the outlet. The cover slightly reduces the chute opening.

For chute cover installation: Remove bottom floor by removing 6 small screws. Remove small shaker wire (it flexes) from underneath distribution slide. Move slide out of the way. Slip chute cover into chute opening by slipping slotted edges of chute cover into window frame of chute opening, pushing and tapping evenly from side to side very carefully (so it does not crack) until it stops. Move slide back into place next to roller. Re-install shaker wire underneath slide so it lays flat on the slide bottom by slipping looped end into small hole in center bulkhead first and flexing it to slip other end into small hole located inside outer housing wall. Re-install bottom floor while holding housing upside-down, and re-install 6 small retaining screws. Do not over-tighten. When done, test-run the feeder to make sure slide shakes. Recommendation: For best outdoor protection, install the feeder so the chute cover is resting directly on the top of the bowl, or if you want to install the feeder at waist height, use the guttering system, which is the best protection against many types of animals like raccoons, squirrels, rats, etc… If a chute cover is installed and you would like to remove it, follow instructions above. Chute cover DOES NOT snap in or out, it must be slipped out of opening without floor.

For scraper wire installation: Remove bottom floor by removing 6 small screws. Remove large white plastic gear from inside roller. Lift up center bulkhead about a half inch. Slip one end of scraper wire into small hole located inside the outer wall of housing. While flexing other end next to center bulkhead, slip it into small hole in center bulkhead. Push bulkhead down in place and push on side of bulkhead to make sure wire is firmly in place. Re-install large plastic gear into roller by slowly spinning and pushing on gear until all the way in. Move slide back into place next to roller. Re-install shaker wire underneath slide by slipping looped end into small hole in center bulkhead first and flexing it to slip other end into small hole located inside outer housing wall. Re-install bottom floor while holding housing upside-down and install 6 small retaining screws—do not over-tighten.

For roller installation, you will follow the same procedure as the scraper wire installation, except that you will install the roller at the same time as you do the scraper wire, while they are both held at an angle as shown above with the center bulkhead slightly pulled up than pushed back in when roller and scraper wire are in place.

For slide replacement, remove shaker wire by slipping it out through the center bulkhead, then pop out the slide by bending it at the upper rib side. It will snap right out, then snap the new one in an replace the shaker wire in reverse order and position wire as show in picture below before re-installing the feeder floor. The gate also very simply snaps in or out for replacement by bending the upper rib.

Chute cover install 1 Chute cover install 2

Disabling/enabling shaker wire shown at left with feeder bottom installed and proper position of shaker wire shown at right before re-installing bottom if removed from feeder

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