Designed with multiple wash cycles and powerful spray technology, Magic Chef dishwashers can handle large loads with ease. A common issue with Magic Chef dishwashers is a sudden drop in cleaning quality. Use these tips to troubleshoot the problem and determine the correct maintenance steps.
Problems with cleaning are not always due to faulty dishwasher parts; low water temperature can make it impossible for the dishwasher to perform well. Run your kitchen faucet at its highest setting for a few minutes, until the water is as hot as possible. Use a thermometer to read the temperature. If the water is less than 110 degrees, adjust your water heater to a higher setting.
Remove the racks from the dishwasher, and use a wet cloth to clean the interior. Pay special attention to the area around the drain, making sure to remove all debris. If water is pooling in the bottom, clean out the drain path. Then, clean around the chopper blade, and take out any small pieces of food or debris. Getting rid of stuck food or dish pieces sometimes can solve the problem without the need for dishwasher repair.
If your dishes still come out dirty, examine each part of the dishwasher for damage. Check for cracks or holes in the detergent dispenser. A loud noise or buzzing during the wash cycle can indicate a problem with the pump. Noises can also be a sign of a faulty water inlet valve. Replace any damaged parts to fix the dishwasher.
Sears PartsDirect carries a wide selection of Magic Chef dishwasher parts, so you can maintain your machine and extend its lifetime. To find a part for your maintenance needs, choose the type of category from the list above, click the chat button, or call 1-800-252-1698 for more help.