Originally Posted by Ping
I have had the original drinkwell for about 2 years or so. Works great and I have never had an issue with it. In fact, I have no issues with it now. But with 2 cats I tired or refilling it 2 times a day because they drink so much. I am debating whether to just get a reservoir for the one I got or upgrade to the platinum. I am leaning towards just doing an upgrade. Thing is I have read reviews on the platinum that the motor is louder on this one and there are leaking issues. Anyone that has the platinum have either or those issues? Or any other issue with the platinum that they did not have with the original.
I had the orignal drinkwell but had to toss it when I went away for the weekend and the numbskull watching my cats didn't put any water in it the motor blow and melted the bottom of the bowl. So when I decided to by a new one I got the platinum and I love it. Since the motor is suposed to stay under water level the only time that the motor is noisy or louder then the sound the water is when the water is to low, which I like because then it reminds me that I need to add more water. I have had no problems with any leeks I know my cats love to drink from the small stream of water that comes out. The only issue I ever had with the platinum is sometimes it randomly makes a humming sound that is fixed by smacking the top of the foutain, but thats only happened 2 or 3 times and I have had the foutain since december.