Feliway plug in question.

sharon hall

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You are supposed to replace the diffuser units every few months (the package says every 6 months).  The chemicals being diffused build up on the diffuser.  Replace the diffusers.
 

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This has never happened to me before, and you clearly did the right thing by unplugging it.  Sounds as though you had a major fire hazard there.  Get your money back.
 

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Can't I just wash the diffuser with soap and water, maybe scrub it? It should dry out after a while before being plugged in again... maybe a few days to be sure. Any reason this won't work? I haven't used my diffuser more than two months so far.
 
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Can't I just wash the diffuser with soap and water, maybe scrub it? It should dry out after a while before being plugged in again... maybe a few days to be sure. Any reason this won't work? I haven't used my diffuser more than two months so far.
Since it's an electrical gadget, water will wreck it, and it would probably short circuit when you plugged it in.
 

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Well, here it is in January of 2022, and all my Feliway diffusers have that acrid, burning plastic smell coming from it. I have three spread out around my house and they all have this smell, so obviously the Feliway people haven’t addressed the issue. I would really like to know if this is just the scent of the pheromones or is it an issue with the diffuser malfunctioning? Trying to make my cats feel a little calmer isn’t really worth my house burning down.
 

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I personally don’t trust any “plug-ins”….I’m always afraid of fires starting. There’s a lot of them that over heat….Have you tried the sprays? I tried Feliway a few years ago (spray) and I didn’t see it help my cats..
 
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